How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family + Thule Bike Seat Giveaway!!

How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels

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On Shane :  Shirt // Shorts // Shoes // Watch c/o
On Leighton:  Shorts // Shirt c/o // Shoes // Helmet // Bike Seat

 

Happy Friday!  I’m finally back in town from Dallas this week, and I am dragging!  But, I’ve FINALLY got today’s post up, and then it’s time to relax and enjoy the weekend, woohoo!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite activities that Shane, Leighton and I all do together.  I bought this Thule Yepp bike seat almost a year ago, and it has been one of the best purchases I’ve made.  Before it, we had a bike trailer which Leighton loved, but now that she is older, she just loves riding right behind us on the bike.
We already run, walk and take stroller rides together, but this is by far Leighton’s favorite.  I think she just loves being up high with us on our level and feeling like she is really a part of everything.  The Thule Yepp bike seat was really quick and easy to install (my sister and I did it by ourselves), and it even has a key so someone can’t just take it off the bike unless they have access to the key.  And I love that it can so quickly and easily be taken off in less than 5 seconds…because sometime Shane does like to just ride his bike by himself.  = )
Our neighborhood recently finished the first phase of a greenway trail which runs directly in front of my house all the way to one of our favorite parks and splash pads.  There is no other better afternoon than riding bikes together as a family and then playing around in the splash pad to cool off when we get finished.  My mom has already bought Leighton a bicycle of her own, but she hasn’t quite figured out how to use the pedals yet.  So until then, we are just enjoying getting to all ride together as a family with Leighton on her bike seat.  The weight limit goes up to 40lbs, so I’m secretly hoping she doesn’t reach that anytime soon.  = )  Honestly, I wish we would have got a bike seat much sooner when Leighton was smaller instead of using the bike trailer.  You know how it is; we just want to keep them as close as we can to us.  = )
We don’t go out quite as often when it’s cold outside, but during spring, summer and fall, I try to take Leighton at least a few times a week on a bike ride and stay active.  It may not be for Leighton, but for me or Shane, it is a good workout…especially if you’re the one with the seat on your bike.  = )  That’s an extra 30 pounds right there for a workout!  Because I truly love this bike seat and have been using ours since we bought it a year ago, I’m excited to be teaming up with Thule today to give one lucky reader a chance to win their own bike seat.  To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below and good luck!  What are your favorite ways to stay active with your kids?
How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High HeelsHow to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High HeelsHow to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High HeelsHow to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
How to Stay Active Outdoors with the Entire Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels

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  1. You should see my bike right now…..so sad on my back patio….. I wish we had more bike trails in Atlanta I'd totally get a new one!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  2. This is so cute! I love that you are biking with the whole family!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  3. We stay active as a family by going on walks and getting lots of outside time playing games.

  4. This looks like so much fun! I love how it makes biking a family activity.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Anything outside- games, park, hiking, biking ect

  6. Love going bike riding.

  7. Hiking with them to experience nature.

  8. Right now our favorite is going to the pool to swim.

  9. We love bike riding, swimming, and trampoline time!

  10. We like to garden.

  11. Aw so cute! That bike seat looks perfect!

  12. We like to tend to the garden.

  13. going walking at the park!

  14. I often take a walk to the beach!

  15. Our favorite ways to get exercise together as a family is walking, bicycling, and swimming. I do Miranda Esmonde-White's Classical Stretch 5 to 6 times a week and love it when my family will exercise along with me, which they do sometimes. My husband and son will sometimes ride a stationary bike while I'm working out, too…I always enjoy it when I have their company.

  16. Vickie

    This looks so fun! What a great family activity! I love the bike seat!

  17. This is so awesome!!! Would love this!!!

  18. I love spending time with them at the park.

  19. I wish it was cooler in TX to ride bikes!

  20. We love to take hikes together at our local forest preserve (I baby wear when my youngest is too tired to walk).

  21. I love going on hikes with my son! It's a fun way to exercise!

  22. aDw

    We love to run and swim.

  23. Swimming, running around with the puppy. Going on walks.

  24. we go on trail walks

  25. Julie

    Staying active by going for walks with the dog – great way to catch up with everyone!

  26. How fun is this? You guys are too cute.

  27. I love taking my niece to run around the park.

    Allie | http://www.lunavidablog.com

  28. I have one on the way but I want to start jogging with them 🙂

  29. We like going for runs, golfing, biking and hiking

  30. Whenever we go on family vacation, we always love doing a tour of the city via bike! Best way to see everything!

  31. I love that you ride bikes as a family! It was one of my favorite past times as a child and I can't wait to continue that with our kiddos some day!

    xo, Sara

  32. We are a bike riding family too, so I just love this post! That Thule seat looks great to have!

  33. Such a great way to stay active as a family! I use to do it all the time!

  34. I would love to get into taking bike rides with my family! The seat looks super handy.

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

  35. Love this post! Biking is such a fun family activity!

  36. You guys do so well staying active as a family…I just love it! It's inspiring to see. xoxo

  37. i love all your active pics!! it inspires me so much!

  38. SO FUN! My hubby and I just got bikes so this will be us in a few days…!!

    Coming Up Roses

  39. We finally all have bikes and have been going riding together, most days. It has been so fun and I have seen a lot of growth from my kids. I see us making a bike rack purchase for our car and taking our bikes on vacation.

  40. This is so cute! Perfect for the entire family!

  41. Going hiking!

  42. Our family does a lot of hiking!

  43. We like to go biking together and visit parks to go walking.

  44. We take the dog for a daily walk and swim in our swimming pool on the weekends. We also love riding our bikes.

  45. walking the local bridge and parks!

  46. Hiking in the woods and on trails is our favorite way to stay fit.

  47. my son doesn't walk yet so we take the stroller out a lot. I bet he would love riding on the back of our bikes!

  48. We go on an evening stroll every night with my husband and children.

  49. The community we live in has a pool so we go as much as possible.

  50. Anonymous

    Going on easy little hikes around the town.

  51. We go out walking our dogs and love to swim too and bike ride.

  52. We have a park a block away so we walk there daily.

  53. We love heading to the park, the pool and playing with water balloons in the backyard.

  54. We stay active by taking walks in some of the local parks. We also like to practice softball.

  55. Well since the summer is here, we usually walk to the park and have picnics. My oldest will ride his bike or rip stick. mindy_delisi@hotmail.com

  56. One of our favorite ways to stay active in the summer is jumping on the trampoline.

  57. Rachel

    Our family likes to go for a walk with our dog, go to the park and swim at the local pool.

  58. Hiking and biking.

  59. I use my double-jogging stroller to take my kids running with me! 🙂

  60. My favorite way is swimming and taking my toddler for walks.

  61. so fun!!! going on a walk!

  62. I love to take them swimming, go on hikes, things like that.

  63. One of our favorite things to do is head to our local lake. We can ride bikes around the lake, walk the nature trail, play at one of the 2 parks, swim at the beach.

  64. We love to go hiking

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