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A Goal for the Whole Family

A great way for the whole family to get fit is to train for an event together. An event that can cater for the whole family is Cigna Round the Bays in Wellington on February 19.

A great way for the whole family to get fit is to train for an event together. An event that can cater for the whole family is Cigna Round the Bays in Wellington on February 19.

Les Mills loves backing this annual event and will have lots of members participating.

 

I've found that having a specific and achievable health goal that is on a set date - like this event - can help with keeping up motivation for training. It literally scares you into action!

 

At Cigna Round the Bays, there's a distance for every age and level: The Mitre 10 Mega buggy walk, the 6.5km fun run or walk, Bluebridge 10km, and the Cigna/Achilles half marathon (21km).

 

I'm getting my family involved in this event so we can all step up our fitness.

 

My 11-year-old son Zach is especially excited about tackling his first 10km distance alongside me. I suspect his legs may finish before mine! Meanwhile, the rest of my family will walk in the fun run.

 

The focus for my family, training-wise, is to keep fitness fun and at the kids' pace.

 

I'll sneak in building a base fitness with my younger kids by doing things like scooter or bike rides, family walks and swimming.

 

Zach and I are doing run training, which we will build up slowly. Meanwhile, tell your kids they are helping you to train for the event too.

 

Give your kids the title of chief coach. Remember to foster a "can-do mind-set" with fitness and health in general around kids and be a positive role-model on this health journey.

 

Article supplied by Rachel Grunwell from inspiredhealth.co.nz

 

Rachel is the wellbeing and health ambassador for Cigna New Zealand.

 

Rachel Grunwell - Les Mills Contributor

 

Rachel is a magazine wellness columnist, qualified yoga teacher, wellness ambassador, keen marathoner, healthy recipe creator, and director of the lifestyle website Inspiredhealth which inspires Kiwis to live a healthy and happy life.