Have you ever played Call of Duty? If you haven’t, you check out what it’s like here but basically it’s a “Shoot Em Up” video game I tried to do a few years ago. But here’s the one problem…
I’m awful at video games…
I just don’t do well with the controllers and I don’t have the patience to play for hours on hours to really get good at it.
But I always wondered, “If there was a real life version of the Call of Duty Game, man, I think I would do really well!”
Well, this weekend, the thought became a reality..
You see, this weekend I did a trip with my All Star Band Students, which is basically an “Honors Band” type audition-only group made up of students from the north eastern part of Michigan. I usually do some big fun activity before the rehearsals to encourage participation in the event, so this year we went up to Alpena, MI and did the Laser Team Challenge, which is basically a big Laser Tag Game in an old 3 floor armory.
And. It. Was. Awesome!
I had never done a Laser Tag game to that level before so if you ever get the chance, it’s really fun!
And man, it was a workout!
Even though it was only about 37 degrees in the building, I was working up a sweat (it was funny because the kids kept commenting on how I was “steaming” between rounds! lol)
But when you are doing something like that you are running, crouching, squating, sprinting, carrying anywhere from an additional 5 to 12 lbs worth of equipment, going up and down stairs (sometimes running), etc.
A lot of the agility stuff that we in Beachbody workouts definitely came in handy!
I wanted to keep this short and sweet this Sunday because I know you are busy but look for opportunities to go out and use your fitness and put a purpose behind all of the squats, speed, and agility work you do (or maybe start doing again!)
A few hours in something like that huffing and puffing and you’ll have a reason to start building up your fitness again!
Some other ideas for something fun you can do with your family and kids:
Rock Climbing (indoor/outdoor)
Fitness Classes (I’ve heard Pound is a good one and you can learn about Rhythm/Music as well!)
Exploring National or State Parks
What’s your favorite “Active” Family activity? Comment below!
Have a great weekend!