Fun in the great outdoors at the Adventure Park at Long Island!

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There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at Long Island! Within seven beautiful acres of woodland you will find our amazing “aerial forest park.” Come to the Adventure Park to experience “adventure in the trees” on your own or with friends, family and parties. Ages seven to adult. [Read more…]

Indoor Rock Climbing

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Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

One of the greatest family oriented and exciting activities during the cold fall and winter months is indoor rock climbing. Not only does it present exercise and physical fitness challenges but also taps into your coordination skills. For a play date I recently visited Earth Treks Rockville with another Fit Father and our daughters who each had  a blast.

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Since the girls are best friends it was a no-brainer that they would challenge one another with a bet at who could reach the top of the three walls we each scaled. One of the tricks to learn is to push off with your legs so you don’t overwhelm your upper body. But of course everyone was immediately sore from improper technique. Nevertheless the two-hour morning was energizing and increased our collective bond. Next time will we return with some training under our belt. Afterwards we took the girls to get smoothies to keep the healthful platform on deck.

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7 Family Fitness Ideas for Winter

winterfamilyexercise1-600-x-403I recently visited the lively Laguna Beach, Calif., with friends and family to enjoy a few last moments of fun in the sun before Christmas. Imagine an 80-degree December day where the locals hit the beach, trails, ocean or gym for continual physical fitness sessions.

Well, back home in the nation’s capital the vantage point is a bit skewed from visions of sun-kissed California. Here, a normal December day is symptomatic of 20-degree weather and wintry driving conditions. Winter in Washington, D.C., also means a few snow days when the kids beg to build a snowman based on the Olaf character from Disney’s “Frozen.” Their snowy activity is a great idea. [Read more…]