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8 Fun (and Cheap!) Family Fitness Activities

by Erin Dower

Looking for some fun family "workouts" that feel more like play? Check out these simple outdoor activities that will get everyone in your family off the couch and help you bond while burning some calories.

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Fun Family Fitness, Mom and girl hula hooping outside for exercise

Hula Hooping


Hula hoops became a hot toy in the late 1950s and are still a lot of fun for families. Hula hooping can burn more than 500 calories an hour — not bad for a $10 piece of plastic! Hoops come in a variety of sizes for children and adults, and weighted hoops for more advanced "hoopers" will give you even more of a workout.

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