Alright, your on a healthy lifestyle journey. Your incorporating clean eating, gym activity and calorie counting. This is going well for you but your at a point now that you need a break. You’ve been in tunnel vision mode and feeling a bit disconnected from your family and friends but don’t want to lose focus. You’ve decided to find a way to blend the two and you need a budget friendly family activity. I say take a quick break by having a fun activity planned for all to enjoy. I suggest a paddle boat ride, yes, even during the fall season. The weather is cool enough to bring some hot cocoa or tea to drink while snuggled together with your spouse (I see a date in the works…hint, hint). I personally enjoy park dates, especially in the fall.
Remember, you can get some cardio in by taking the driver/paddler seat and those with you can enjoy the scenery. Also, since paddle boats are usually in a park setting. You can turn it into a family fun day with the grill in attendance. Just remember to bring some warm blankets, tea and entertainment (dvd player, playing cards or even a book to read) to enjoy after your boat ride. I will also suggest starting early, since during the fall season we here in the east coast lose our sunlight earlier. Start early allows you to leave before it gets dark and really chilly.
If you live in the New York City area, I suggest going to Prospect Park located in Brooklyn, NY.
The price to rent a paddle boat range from $25 – $35, don’t worry if you want the kids to paddle alone while you work on your upper body. The option of renting a kayak boat is available here as well. With prices ranging from $15 – $25 based on single or double occupancy. Therefore with prices this low, a family fitness day can’t be passed up.
What are some of your favorite family activities?
This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.