Staying fit and getting the right amount of exercise is difficult for just about anyone. Between work and a social life, fitting is your workouts can be a serious challenge. Once you add kids into the mix things, become even more difficult! A lot of people assume that once you have children your days of being able to exercise and stay active are officially over. However, that doesn’t need to be the case. Instead, why don’t you get the entire family involved in your workouts? Sure, you’re probably not going to want to drag the kids to the gym every week, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t all stay active together. With that in mind, here are some ways to turn fitness into a family affair!

Use it as a chance for family bonding

How often do you really get the chance to spend time together as a family without constant distractions? Let’s face it, as amazing as smartphones and the internet are, it’s now all too easy to spend your time staring at a little screen instead of actually talking to each other. Things like going on a family bike ride are a perfect opportunity to turn exercise into a family bonding activity. Of course, the first thing you need is the right bikes. Things like are perfect for getting off the road and going on an adventure! You can have the kids pick a route and chart it out on a map. Sure, you might get lost, but that’s part of the fun! If you take drinks and some food you can even turn it into a picnic. Not only will it be a great way to stay active, but you’ll all be having so much fun you won’t even realize how much exercise you’re getting.

Keep each other motivated

One of the major issues that a lot of people have when they’re trying to get fit is actually finding the motivation to do exercise. It’s incredibly easy to think to yourself “well, there’s no harm in skipping the gym just this once!” The problem is that “just this once” turns into twice, then three times, and before you know it you’ve stopped entirely. Getting the whole family involved means that it becomes much harder to make excuses. When you’ve got your partner and the kids dragging you off the couch, it’s going to be a lot easier to stay motivated than if you had to do it all by yourself.

Find new ways to stay fit

The other problem that a lot of people run into when it comes to their workout routines is that they end up becoming pretty dull after a while. Luckily, there are so many different activities that you and your family can do together that you’re unlikely ever to get bored. You can try different sports like soccer or tennis, and even something a little more exciting like rock climbing or surfing! That way you and your family can stay healthy while also having something new to look forward to every week.