It’s that time of the year where it is all about dads, Father’s Day. What are your plans to celebrate it? How about shaking it up with blood pumping activities? That’s right, why not work out with your old man! Put on your workout shoes, grab your dad and prepare yourselves for some quality time full of fun. Don’t worry if working out isn’t his thing because the list below is perfect for dads regardless of whether they like working out or not. And hey, his health will thank you for it.
Activity: Aqua Zumba
This is great for is for those dads who can't get enough of being in the water. This low-impact dance party is done in a pool while getting you moving like no tomorrow. Expect to be dancing styles like chacha, samba and mambo. All around, a great way to get in some cardio while toning up the body. Check out Aqua Zumba classes by Celebrity Fitness or Catherine Yeap.
Sci-fi Loving Papa
Activity: Laser tag
Transport your science-fiction obsessed dad to another dimension with Laser Tag. This is an unorthodox way to workout but perfect for those dads who are reluctant to get moving the traditional way. Running around trying to kill opponents while staying alive will not only guarantee a great time but also get you and your dad a fair share of cardio. You’ll also be fulfilling all your dad’s dreams of being in a sci-fi movie. There are many places in Malaysia that offer this so simply search “Laser Tag” to find places near you.
Chill AF Father
Activity: Walking & Cycling
No-fuss, simple dads will appreciate this calm and relaxing approach to fitness. What could be better than spending a day with your dad while getting a relaxing and low intensity workout? Walking and cycling regularly can improved joint mobility, reduce body fat, increase cardiovascular fitness and so much more. Worry not, if you don’t have a bicycle as there are countless of companies in Malaysia that offer bike rental services and some even send it straight to your doorstep. Also, when was the last time you enjoyed one of Malaysia’s many stunning parks? Now seems like the perfect time. Here are some park suggestions in Selangor to get you excited:
- KLCC Park
- Taman Jaya Park
- Titiwangsa Park
- KL Lake Gardens Park
- Taman Jaya Park
Mr. Muscle Pa
Think about it. You, your dad, and the open water paddling to a destination unknown. Perfect for those dads who would do everything to escape any sort of cardio. This activity will result in a stronger, less stressed and more toned person all while being low-impact. The best part is you won't have to travel too far out of KL to go kayaking, checkout Putrajaya Lake Recreation Centre or Paradise Valley.
The Adventuring Daddy
If fresh air, trees and sounds of nature laced with a sense of exploration is your dad's cup of tea then look no further than hiking. Experience all the beauty while reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering stress levels and improving bone density. Check out these easy-moderate hiking options:
- Gasing Hill (Estimated time: 1-2.5 hours)
- Broga Hill (Estimated time: 2-2.5 hours)
- Forest Research Institute Malaysia a.k.a FRIM (Estimated time: 1-2 hours)
- Puchong Hill (Estimated time: 1-2 hours)
- Saga Hill (Estimated time: 2-3 hours)
Old School Old Man
How could we not suggest this especially since our beloved Datuk Lee Chong Wei recently retired. Lift up your dad’s spirits by challenging him to a badminton duel. If that doesn’t work, tempt him with the prospect of better flexibility, reflexes and concentration. Grab your rackets plus shuttlecocks and get serving.
Which sounds the most like your dad? Let us know in the comments below or maybe tag us in a picture of you and your dad on Instagram at @libertyactive. We'd love to hear and see more of you guys.
Happy Father's Day to all and have a great time moving!