Fitness Tips Blog
Healthy Activities to Do with Dad
Jun 9, 2015
Father’s Day is fast approaching. How do you spend Father’s Day with your Dad? Is it a family barbecue, brunch or something fun out and about? If your Dad enjoys an active lifestyle, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to plan a fun day doing what he loves. You can plan an activity for the entire family, or you can get a little one-on-one time with him — either way he’ll appreciate the effort and the calorie burn.
Here are a few tips to make Father’s Day active and enjoyable.
Hiking - If your father appreciates the outdoors and enjoys getting a little exercise, hiking is the perfect way to spend Father’s Day. It’s a versatile activity that can be as easy or difficult as you and Dad can handle. You can also plan your hike to include the entire family.
Plan a Backpacking Trip - If you want to ramp up the ante, get out in nature and take your original hiking idea to the next level. Make it a real bonding experience and plan an entire backcountry backpacking trip. You and your dad can hike in, set up camp and enjoy an evening in the wilderness. It will get the blood pumping and offers an excellent bonding opportunity.
Hit the Links - What father doesn't love a little friendly competition? If your dad is a golfer then Father’s Day is a wonderful way for you and him to spend time together and get a little exercise. Try walking instead of a golf cart to truly make your time on the links a calorie burner.
Bowling - If Mother Nature is not cooperating with your Father’s Day plans and outdoor activity is out of the question, try taking your party inside and go bowling. It’s fun for the whole family and offers a chance for a little exercise and a lot of laughs.
The opportunities are endless for Father’s Day activities. Rather than getting your dad the usual tie or coffee mug, try planning a fun activity that offers a little exercise. If you want to give your dad a healthy gift, try setting him up for a personal training session at Fitness Together. A personal trainer will help your dad lose weight and get fit with a personal exercise plan. Then you can start planning that backpacking trip for next year!