Colorado August Newsletter

Thursday, August 1 2019 1:20 PM
By Genesis Genesis

 

Personal Training Equipment Demo

Do you know how to use the ski ergometer? Do you even know what it is? Our Personal Training Assistant Manager at North, Marty, will give you the quick run down!

 

Featured Group Fitness Class

Forever Fit

Forever Fit is our freestyle senior class for the young at heart! Enhance your quality of life and maintain your strength, balance, joint flexibility, cardio endurance, and core strength!

Try a Forever Fit class today!

Check out full class schedules for SouthNorthFort Collins Club

 

Finish Summer Strong and Health as a Family

As summer is wrapping up, it’s a great idea to get outside and enjoy the beautiful state we live in. There’s really nothing better than being in the sun together as a family having fun. Here are a few ideas of active ways to spend your time with your kids, and ways to ensure that they are being healthy while at home.

SNACK ATTACK

One of the simplest ways to make sure that your kids are healthy while they’re at home is to make sure that your house is stocked with healthy foods. That way, when the kids are ravenous monsters, they have plenty of good options to choose from. Some of our favorite kid-friendly, parent, and nutritionist approved snacks are: baby carrots, snacking bell peppers, veggie straws, applesauce, cheese sticks, and fruit cups. Just be wary of some “healthy” snacks like some dried fruits, trail mixes, and juices can be extremely high in added sugar- an alternative is to make your own. Feeling ambitious? Try making home-made granola bars or frozen yogurt drops for cooling treats.

GET MOVING

Here are some ideas to get your family out and active, all while having fun together.

  • Soak up the sun at our outdoor pools at the Fort Collins Club or Miramont South.
  • Biking is an amazing family activity that keeps the body moving and allows you to see awesome sights. You could even load your bikes up on the car and take a trip to a trail outside of town. Make sure you and your bikes are ready for the adventure!
  • Plan a field day at home and set up various games and activities for your kids, such as cornhole, tag, jump rope, catch, etc.

BRAIN FOOD

Not only do kids need for their bodies to stay healthy, but they need their brains to stay in shape. Keep that cognitive power sharp by getting them a daily workbook that provides 15-20 minutes of appropriate level activities for them. An alternative is to provide them with flashcards to keep their memory up or give them an educational game to play. For a more fun option, critical thinking games are sure to keep your kids busy and thinking.

We’ve only included our favorite summertime ideas here, so get creative if these don’t quite suit your fancy! Really, anything you can do to spend time as a family is great as the summer winds down, be sure to get outdoors and have some fun!

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