You’ve heard the old saying: the family that plays together stays together. It’s catchy, but it also communicates a core truth. Doing things together as a family – especially something that involves a fun physical activity – builds bonds that last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a way to reach your own fitness goals while building lifelong memories with your kids, indoor rock climbing should be high on your list.
How Working Out Together Benefits Your Entire Family
In our age of digital immersion, it can be tough to get everyone together long enough for a decent conversation, much less a family activity. And too often, taking time for a workout means leaving your kids at an expensive daycare. But we all know how important physical fitness is for our health, not only for us but also for our kids. Working out brings families together and encourages healthy activity, and your kids will have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re doing something that’s good for them. Here are just a few ways exercising together makes your family healthier:
- You’re establishing healthy habits.
The habits we learn when we are young tend to stick with us throughout our lives. By making physical activity a regular part of life with your kids now, you are setting them up for a lifetime of healthy movement.
- You’re spending quality time together.
When you exercise together, not only are you spending valuable time together, but you also learn how to work toward a mutual goal. According to sports psychologists, families who make a habit of working out together learn essential conflict resolution skills and develop a more positive, resilient outlook overall.
- You’re setting a great example for your kids.
Kids easily pick up on which things are the most important to you. If you verbally encourage them to adopt healthy habits but don’t practice those habits yourself, they will notice. On the other hand, if they see you regularly investing in your own health, they will be more likely to make healthy habits a priority themselves.
- You’re avoiding daycare while having fun.
Do you feel guilty when you go to the gym without your kids? Does it feel selfish to work out while your kids are stuck in daycare? Here’s some good news. Kids love to exercise with their parents. It doesn’t feel like work to them; it’s fun! When you take them along, you’re investing in their long term health and avoiding daycare while also building great memories together.
- You’re working together to reach a goal.
The social benefits of exercising with a group are well documented, and working out together as a family brings those benefits home. As you work together to reach a goal, you will develop a better sense of teamwork, achievement, and confidence.
Indoor Rock Climbing: The Fitness Activity Your Whole Family Will Love
Ready to experience the benefits of exercising with your kids? Indoor rock climbing is a great place to start. Rock climbing is an ideal activity for kids because it allows them to develop problem-solving skills, build confidence, and work at their own pace. It also helps them improve their focus and concentration, which are essential life skills for school and beyond.
At Method Climb, we offer climbing opportunities for every age and skill level. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been climbing for years, we’ve got the perfect option for you. We will teach you and your kids the basics of climbing, demonstrate safety measures and equipment, and walk you through your first climb.
Bring your whole family to Method for an unforgettable fitness experience both you and your kids will love!