There’s no greater motivation for your next sweat sesh than
hittin’ the gym (the pool, the courts or the trails) with your biggest fan:
Mom. She’s always there to cheer ya on—and bring the competition when you need
help gettin’ your head in the game. Get fit this spring with mother dearest by
your side. We’re showing you how…
Take a class
So a local gym is starting a new yoga class and your besties
are bailin’ on ya? Enlist Mom for a mother-daughter workout. It’ll force you to
spend scheduled time together instead of catching a few minutes between school,
work and all of your activities.
Perf prezzie: A certificate for a block of classes plus a new yoga mat
Walk around the block
It’s cheap—ahem, free—easy
and totally impromptu. Get in the habit of taking a load off while pounding the
pavement after dinner. Now that Mr. Sun is hanging around later in the
evenings, you won’t even have to brave the dark.
Perf prezzie: A book of IOUs…including one to clean up after your pooch!
Hit the net
Put up a net in your backyard and get goofy. Whether you’re
working on your volleyball serve or whacking the heck out of a badminton
birdie, we bet you’ll be laughing in no time flat.
Perf prezzie: DIY t-shirts with adorable nicknames (and numbers) on the
You might think it’s totally embarrassing, but we bet your
mom can cut a rug with the best of them. Suggest a one-on-one dance session so
you can steal her moves. We’re betting her ballroom know-how will come in handy
when it’s time to dance with your dude.
Perf prezzie: Movie night with classics like Dirty Dancing and Step It Up. Yes!
Duke it out
It’s time to bust out the video games and see who’s gonna be
crowned Wii Champ. From Just Dance to Wii
Fit and Mario, anything goes. Don’t go easy on her—we bet Mom’s
got some serious game.
Perf prezzie: A game—video, board, card or otherwise—that suits her
interests…and a promise to play whenever she wants
Stage a mini-Olympics of your own with a slew of silly
games, from HORSE to hoola-hooping to hop scotch. The more the merrier, so
invite your buds and their moms, too, or get your sibs in on the fun.
Perf prezzie: A mother-daughter journal or scrapbook, so you can keep
track of high scores…and the memories that go along with them
Take to the courts
Racquet sports big in your fam? Book some court time with
your mama. Ask her for tips on how to snag a killer backhand, and when it comes
to family fun, nab her as your doubles partner before your bro calls dibs!
Perf prezzie: A cute new cap or personalized racquet cover
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/8/2012 6:29:00 PM
POSTED IN workouts, mother's day, get outside, spring fun