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Family Fitness During The Summer Months: Easy And Fun! - By Gail Kasper

Gail Kasper, Author, Television Host, Certified Fitness Trainer, and Motivational Speaker


Going on a family bike ride in your neighborhood. Swimming away the afternoon at the community pool. Taking the family for a hike in the woods. Enjoying an impromptu game of basketball. Playing badminton in the yard. Having a pajama party dance off! 


These are just some of the fun activities you can engage in as a family during the long, sunny days and magical evenings of summertime. Family fitness can be fun and rewarding on so many levels. Getting up and moving sure beats sitting around all day watching TV or playing video games. Summer fitness time is an opportunity to enjoy family togetherness while teaching the kids the value of physical fitness … without them even realizing you’re teaching them an important life lesson.


When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, I always looked forward to summers. I especially enjoyed our family trips to the shore, and even more so, I loved taking part in our local swim club. It was a happening place – I’d see my friends and I’d get to swim. What a great way to foster a love for fitness! You can read more about the important role fitness plays in my life in my autobiography, Another Day Without A Cage. 


Fitness is so important to me, and I want it to be a vital part of your life, too. For you and your children. It’s no secret that we have a terrible obesity problem in the United States and around the world. The best way to combat this problem is by practicing healthy eating and exercising habits and teaching your kids to do the same. Incorporate physical fitness into your everyday life. The rules are simple:


1.Get up and move!

2.Get your heart rate up – don’t be afraid to work up a sweat!

3.Do fitness activities that you love as a family.

4.Stay hydrated – carry water bottles with you when you spend time outdoors.

5.Keep it fun!


Check out one of my latest fitness videos that will get you and your family’s heart rate going in only 10 minutes. By teaching your children the value of physical fitness now, you are empowering them to take control of their health and wellness. As a parent or guardian, this is one of the best lifelong gifts you can give your kids. So what are you waiting for? Round up the family and head out for some family fitness fun today!


About Gail Kasper:

Mid-1998, Gail Kasper started her business from a  small one-bedroom apartment, with no money and no clients. Today, Gail  is the host of the late-night television show Raw Reality, one of the  nation's leading speakers, author, Top 1% Club Mentor, advice  columnist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Ms. Continental America 2008,  and the creator of SAD-T™ (Systematic Attitude Development- Technique™). A former Contributing Editor to Success Magazine with the  "Ask Gail" column and host of the "Ask Gail" segment on the Comcast  morning show, Gail is the author of her self-help autobiography  Another Day Without A Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment To  Total Empowerment and the self-help parable Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps  To Achieve Your Goals. With national media appearances that include  Inside Edition, The Today Show, FOX Business News, and Oprah and  Friends, Gail has earned the ranking of an in-demand national media  personality who has been the topic of discussion on Regis and Kelly.  Also, the current host of the Philadelphia Visitors Channel, she has  also made numerous appearances on network affiliates that include ABC,  FOX, CW11, Comcast, and CBS, where she co-hosted the Emmy award- winning America's TVJobNetwork.


This article is courtesy of the Top 1% Club and the Top 1% Club Mentor Gail Kasper. For additional information on Gail Kasper, her television appearances and speaking engagements, please visit