Labor on Labor Day: A day-off workout

September 02, 2016 | by Carol Teteak, M.S.
Categories: Healthy Driven Life

A day off of work doesn’t mean you should take a day off of exercise! This Labor Day, take a break from the norm and try one of these fun and active ideas. Have family and friends join in, too.

  • Amped-up backyard games: Spike Ball and KanJam have taken the place of the typical backyard badminton and croquet games. You’ll be surprised at how addicting these store-bought games are. Partners play for fun or get serious in tournaments around the country.
  • Walk on the wild side: Take your walk to new heights as you run, hike and climb some local sites. Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park will surely challenge you and are also great places to prep for larger climbs and hikes across the country. Waterfall Glen and Lake Renwick Preserve offer great wildlife and scenery with long trails.
  • Dive in: Whether you have a large group or just two-on-two, take that volleyball or basketball game into the pool for a cool twist on the sport! Swimming and playing in the pool is a great full-body workout.
  • New par for the course: No need to hit that small ball into a tiny hole anymore. Footgolf brings soccer to the fairway! Get a little cardio in while you kick your way to par. Locally, you can find Foot Golf schedules at Naperbrook Golf Course.
  • No thinking, just working it: Let our aerobic staff lead you through a strength, cycle, Zumba or yoga class on Labor Day during our revised class schedule — all you have to do is reap the benefits! Go to our Facebook page or Fitness Center page for our Labor Day schedule.

    Get moving this weekend! Check out Edward-Elmhurst Health and Fitness Centers.

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