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Fun and Fitness for the Family in OKC

Staying fit doesn’t have to be all hard work. The key to sticking to any healthy activity is finding something you enjoy. If you’re trying to encourage your children to stay active and promote a healthy lifestyle, there are plenty of ways to get the whole family involved in fun fitness. As well as playing games and working out right in your new homes in Oklahoma City in communities like South Fork at Surrey Hills and Pinnacle at Brookstone, the city also offers a wealth of fun fitness activities to appeal to almost every age.

Ideally, everyone wants a healthy mind and body. Fortunately, the Metropolitan and Pioneer library systems offer plenty of ways to give your mind and body a workout. As well as books and reading programs and other academically focused scheduled events, they also offer free health and wellness activities throughout the year for the whole family. Tai chi, dance, and even yoga storytime are among some of the many opportunities available. Check their events calendar for listings throughout the year.

Skating never really seems to go out of fashion. If you remember lacing up a pair of skates -- or pulling on a pair of inline skates -- back in your youth, it’s time to introduce the next generation to this fun activity. Skate Galaxy hosts Family Skate Nights from 6-9 pm Thursdays and 6-8 pm Sundays. Admission is just $6 and includes skate rental. If you never felt that comfortable on skates or have children who have never skated, there are free skate lessons on Saturday afternoons from 12 to 12:45 pm.

Yoga is a fantastic way to strengthen your body as well as improve your balance and focus. It’s also fun getting into poses such as proud warrior and downward dog. At the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, you can combine yoga lessons with art appreciation. Every Thursday evening and Saturday morning, drop-in yoga lessons are held, open for all skill levels. Each practice offers a different focus and theme. Admission is $8 for museum members and $12 for non-members.

Plenty of families enjoy going for a run together and there are a number of family friendly runs to train for coming up in April and May. April 7-8 is the Redbud Classic at Nichols Hills Plaza, April 29 is the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and May 5 is the Autism Oklahoma PieceWalk & 5K at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Finally, don’t forget that Oklahoma City has ten interconnected trails covering more than 80 miles. These trails are a great way to get out and explore the local nature and scenery, usually by bike and by foot.

If you’re currently on the market for one of the new homes in Oklahoma City, don’t forget to stop by one of the TimberCraft model homes while you’re out and about with the whole family. The model homes at South Fork at Surrey Hills and Pinnacle at Brookstone are a great way for the entire family to see just what kind of homes TimberCraft can build just for you and your needs. Best of all, with the TimberCraft “No Surprises Home Building Experience”, your family’s valuable time and money won’t be wasted, giving you more time to ultimately enjoy your new home and your family activities.