Keeping the Kids Active & Healthy

trifun kids

trifun kids

Keeping my kids healthy and active is one of my top priorities. I don’t always give them the best snacks but I do always push them to get out and unplug from the electronics. I even bought this particular home because of the great play space in the back yard.

I am not a dance mom, hockey mom, or any other mom that is married to the sport. I let my kids choose what they want to do and when they want to do it. We have tried ballet, hockey, soccer, gymnastics, Tae Kwon Do and Karate. The only sport that my kids asked to play for a second season was soccer so that is what we are focusing on this summer. They don’t have to be the best at anything but I do push them to persevere and practice at their chosen activities because it is a great way for them to build self esteem and learn that hard work does pay off.

This year we have also signed them up for the Tri-FUN Kids’ Triathlons. A triathlon is a race that consists of three different parts: running, swimming, and riding their bikes. They have been practicing every day so that they can do their best when it comes to race day.

Our Emma has been trying to lose the training wheels before the June 28th race day as she thinks they are holding her back. She is currently riding up and down our street with just one training wheel until she gets the confidence to ride her “big girl” bike.

I won’t lie, the constant “races” my kids have in the house running in circles around my main floor are not the quietest (or safest) activities BUT they are so excited to train that they don’t realize they are breaking a sweat.

They still can’t swim without life jackets but fingers crossed they at least paddle across the pool. My husband and sister-in-law have graciously offered (I forced them) to get in the pool with my son and daughter so if all else fails they at least won’t sink to the bottom of the pool.

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courtesy of TRI-Fun Kids

Tri-FUN Kids Triathlon

Tri-FUN Kids Triathalons are geared towards kids aged 3-13 with a focus on having fun. All kids receive a medal at the finish line and that is sure to put a smile on every participants face. And after the race is done kids get to continue to play in the FUN Zone so the excitement can continue long after their heat is done.

Each racer will receive some swag such as t-shirts, medals, freebies, snacks and more. I can’t wait to see my kids cross the finish line after working so hard to train.

With four different locations and dates in the GTA there is one to cater to your schedule. We decided to do the Vaughn race as it is fairly close to home but I am sure on of these locations will be perfect for you:

  • Vaughan: June 28, 2015
  • Milton: July 5, 2015
  • Mississauga: July 26, 2015
  • Oakville: August 23, 2015 (ages 3-9 only)

If you would like some more information or to register your child (or children) for the Tri-FUN Kids Triathlon you can do so here. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter  as they are always posting great tips on staying active.

Do your children do activities? Are they focused on one or do you let them try many until they find one that they want to commit to?

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Laurie P
    June 12, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    The Tri-FUN Kids Triathlon sounds like a fun event! Great post! So many ways kids can keep active….I was just telling hubby that it would be kinda fun to make a mini climbing wall for my girl….she’s only 3 but she loves a good challenge, and loves to climb!

  2. Jodi Mitrovic
    June 12, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    The Tri-FUN Kids Triathlon sounds awesome! Such a great way for children to get together and stay fit! I’m going to let my LO discover his sport. I don’t want to push or pressure him into any one thing!

  3. Laurie P
    June 16, 2015 / 11:49 am

    Today is all about some scenic bike riding in Niagara….

  4. June 27, 2015 / 6:37 am

    i love the fact that ALL the kids receive a medal soo many kids today sit in front of a tv play games and such we keep our grandchildren active also

  5. June 27, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    So excited for tomorrow and my girl finally figured out how to ride a bike with no training wheels so it should be fun

  6. Victoria Ess
    July 9, 2015 / 12:22 am

    These are such great ideas!

  7. Judy Cowan
    July 9, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    The Tri-FUN Kids Triathlon sounds like a great event. I am for anything that encourages kids to get out and get active (and have fun!).

  8. Amy Lovell
    July 10, 2015 / 6:06 am

    This sounds really awesome!!! I def didnt know there was such a thing for kids!

  9. nicolthepickle
    August 17, 2015 / 7:27 am

    What a fun activity for kids, also it stretches them to work harder.

  10. August 18, 2015 / 12:41 am

    looks like a lot of fun and a great idea!

  11. Mike
    August 23, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    Sounds like great ideas – I’m going to try that!

  12. Angela Massis
    September 8, 2015 / 8:31 am

    Looks like a lot of great fun activities!! Now that we are heading back to school and have some structure and routine hopefully we can still keep active.

  13. mrdisco
    September 9, 2015 / 11:51 am

    with growing waistlines, it’s really important to instill the value of excercise at a young age

  14. nicole a
    November 30, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Sounds great for when my kids are a bit older!

  15. kathy downey
    August 26, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Such great ideas i wish we had events like the Tri-FUN Kids Triathlon