On Monday, February 18th, No Limits Martial Arts will be closed for Family Day. Just because you aren’t at karate, doesn’t mean you can’t spend the day being physically active with your family. Canada’s new food guide recommends that kids get at least 60 minutes, a whole hour, of moderate to vigorous physical exercise a day. Adults need to get moving too, and they are recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. We want to encourage members of the No Limits Martial Arts family to get active on Family Day with their families. Here are five fun indoor and outdoor activities to do at home and around Milton and Oakville.
Get Out Walking
Whether you go for a hike on one of Ontario’s many trails or go for a walk around your neighbourhood, you are bound to get your heart rate up and have a blast with your family. A fun way to get kids excited about going for a walk (and dragging them away from their screen time) is to make an adventure out of it. Having a scavenger’s hunt is a great way to motivate your kids, as is collecting treasures for art projects at home. Also, walking to a fun destination is a great incentive.
A Trip to the Pool
If you want a little slice of summer in February, then going to a local indoor swimming pool is sure to brighten your day. Swimming is not only great physical activity but is a ton of fun for all ages. Whether you make the journey to one of Ontario’s indoor water parks or head out to your local community pool, you’re going to have a great time and sneak in a workout without even realizing.
At-Home Dance Party
We know your kids probably don’t need an excuse to bust a move, but a little encouragement never hurt. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, then having an indoor dance party can be a fun way to get in some physical activity. Just set up a playlist and clear some space. Decorations and dressing up are optional extras.
Hit the Slopes
Get everyone together and make the trip to go skiing and snowboarding together. Even if you have never been on the slopes before, you can always learn together as a family and find a new winter activity for everyone to enjoy. If you aren’t the skiing types, then another option is to go tubing if you’re up for some adventure or to go sledding on the local hill near your house.
Kid-Run Karate Class
Just because we’re going to be closed on Family Day doesn’t mean you can’t practice some katas at home. Let your karate kid teach you some moves. They’ll love to show you the katas they have learned in class and have you follow along. Just no takedowns or flying sidekicks – those are for the dojo only.
We hope that you have a wonderful Family Day with your loved ones and we will see you back in karate class on Tuesday, February 19th.