BIKE Challenge: Join the THPRD during the month of May for our Bike Ride Challenge! Ride around your neighborhoods or THPRD trails. Share photos of you and your family riding around the park district.
Pick your mileage:
• 6-mile recreation challenge
• 8-mile aquatic challenge
• 30-mile center-to-center challenge (if you started and ended at admin and rode clockwise from center to center)
• 70-mile trail challenge
• 200-mile park district challenge (roughly the perimeter of the district)
Cardio for Kids- this 3:30 minute video shows 10 simple exercises you can do at home with your toddler.
Cardio for Adults
Stair Runs - Find a set of stairs in your neighborhood and see how many times you can run them. Begin at the bottom and run to the top. Jog back down to catch your breath and see if you can repeat the run back to the top? The downward run is also a workout as it uses different leg muscles, so overtime you’ll build your cardiovascular capacity and your leg strength.
Cardio for the Whole Family
Step Workout - Step up onto a stair step, or a box, for 30 seconds and notice how your heart rate elevates. Try this workout in timed intervals that allow you to rest in between, or increase your interval times from 30, 45 or 60 seconds as you work on your cardio endurance. This is a great workout to do at home and you’ll quickly feel the benefits of this short, simple workout. Make this workout a part of your regular routine if you want to improve your cardiovascular capacity.
Have fun working on these gymnastic skills at home.
Gymnastics Level 2/3: Advanced gymnastic techniques you can practice at home.
Improve your foot work with these simple soccer drills.
Tennis Skills with Coach Katherine: This 4-part video series will take beginners through the basics of tennis in a driveway setting: Eye hand coordination and ball tracking; forehand and backhand ground strokes; volleys and serve.
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