Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Do you remember the days that you participated in a school “Sports Day” or being involved in “Track & Field”???

With summer finally here, most people curtail their fitness regiment. A lot of us want to be outside enjoying the nice weather while it’s here. Our time is valuable and you want to get the best bang for your buck.

Ever thought of….

A Family Fun Day?This is a fantastic way to get together with your close friends and family. Participating in a number of games, team challenges and topping it off with a BBQ or Picnic is a great way to not only be active but associate with those you may not have seen for a while.

Company Fun Day?
With the nice weather a lot of companies start having Corporate team building events – be it golf tournaments, slo-pitch tourneys, a Company Picnic or Company Sports Day. This helps to promote a feeling of team building and solidarity between employees. It’s also an excellent way of forging new relationships, creating a buzz in the workforce and can be used as a marketing tool to give the company a more positive image to its clients.

Fitness Challenge Day?Does your sports association, ball team, poker buddies, think they have what it takes to do something different? Why not get your teammates together for something different? A one day event playing laser tag, a fitness bootcamp or rock climbing could bring out some friendly competition.

Why not start a Sports Day with your co-workers, friends or family?
You could do a mini-Olympics.
Go a bit further and have a “Sports Day” of “Fitness Day” 3 or 4 times a year.
Send out a press release to participants. Have fun with it!

Summer is a great time to sit down at your favorite patio – but don’t forget to stay active. A lot of people fall off the wagon when the nice weather hits – don’t let it be you!
The first thing to consider when setting up a “Sports Day” is determining what type of event you want to focus on. Getting a team together to do the Dragon Boat Races may seem like a fun time – and it is, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Maxing out your heart rate is not a good idea for someone out of shape.

If you plan an outdoor event you will need to consider the space necessary, bookings done well in advance and don’t forget to make alternate plans if it rains. You can select track and field exercises such as long jump, sprints, medicine ball shot put, etc. Of course the three legged race, dodge ball, tug-o-war and egg race are other fitness “games” you can incorporate.
Fitness games are not only fun, but is great for all fitness levels and ages. You’ll find everyone is having a great time, laughing and using their muscles for fun as opposed to work.
I guarantee that a “Sports Fitness Day” will be a hit.
With summer here it’s a perfect time to utilize a never boring fun workout that you’ll talk about for time to come.
If you’d like more information on setting up your own “Family Fun Day”, “Company Fitness Day”, or “Sports Day” send me an email.