Playground routines

Don’t leave playtime to the kids – adults can have fun getting fit too! Switch up your exercise routine and unleash your inner child by taking part in popular playground games.

Remember British Bulldog? Dodgeball? Hide and Seek or ‘It’? These games have a few things in common: they’re lots of fun, great to play with the kids (and adults alike), and are a fantastic way to get a total-body workout without even realising!

Why is it good for me?

It might come as a surprise, but the playground games of our childhood cover multiple fitness skills like speed, coordination and endurance, but be fun at the same time.

All that running around in the fresh air will also bring a host of benefits to your mental and physical health – you’ll have more energy, be less stressed and sleep better. If the kids are joining in they’ll reap the benefits too; plus you get to do something fun together as a family.

How much does it cost?

Potentially nothing – outdoors is free! Grab the kids and some friends and start playing.

What equipment do I need?

Very little – you might want to buy a ball if playing Dodgeball or a few cones to mark a ‘pitch’ for British Bulldog, but apart from that most of these games require is your body, the great outdoors and a good imagination.