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The Olympics are right around the corner and my family and many others are looking forward to watching the world's greatest athletes compete. Whether you are a casual viewer of the Olympics or a die-hard fan you can organize your own family Olympic competition and get the whole family moving. Grab your red, white and blue shorts and t-shirts and have a little friendly competition!

To get the kids excited let them help you make a schedule of the events and games they want to participate in. The Olympics last for about three weeks so you can spread out the fun too! My son loves playing sports and introducing him to some new Olympic events will be really fun for him. Who knows this little introduction might land him on the awards podium in 15 years!

Here are some great events to incorporate into your family Olympics.

• Relay Races

• Obstacle Course

• High and Long Jump

• Discuss Throw with a Frisbee

• Basketball

• Swimming Races

• Water Polo

• Gymnastics

• Tennis or Ping Pong matches

• Running Hurdles-Jump over Cones

• Shot-put Throw with a wiffle ball

Once your Summer Games are complete don't forget your Awards Ceremony. Award each participant with their own medal. Have your kids create their own medal or the local party store sells medals and trophies that can be passed out.

Have fun and take advantage of the Olympic fun, it only happens every four years! Have fun and go USA!

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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.


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Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.


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