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Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021

Siobhan Byrne: Five ways to exercise with your kids this summer

With your children off school, you may be finding it difficult to get to the gym. Siobhan Byrne has you covered with these tips to get the whole family working up a sweat in the fresh air.

If lockdowns have taught us anything, it’s that we can still actually work out from home. In fact, we learned that we can do most things from home and training is no different. Now that the kids are off school, you may find yourself run ragged trying to keep them entertained, possibly trying to work from home, running your household, and also trying to work out yourself.

What I’ve learned from training over the years is that it’s just important to get it done. You don’t always feel like training, you don’t always have the time, there’s always something else that you may think is more important to be done, but actually putting training first should be your priority. I’ve always said the only workout you will ever regret is the one that you don’t do.

Being active is a massive part of that, so I’ve picked five ways that you can incorporate getting some training in but also have great fun with your kids at the same time. If your kids are old enough, you can opt for fun activities close to your home such as swimming and other water sports, tennis and other ball games. The list is endless, but here are some simple ways to include your kids to get some extra workouts in.

1. Circuits
2. The local park
3. Hill walks
4. Competitions
5. Games

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