- Indoor Surfing
Interior surf is a sport that combines surf, skateboard and snowboard. Surf on artificial waves and feel like you’re on the ocean exploring the wide blue yonder. It’s a perfect way to do summer sports, no matter the season. Maeva Surf Oasis Surf
- Cool Running Events
The Color Run, La Course Nocturne of Montreal, and the Saint-Jude Challenge are three examples of fun runs. As a couple with a stroller or with your dog, running can be practiced anywhere. The Color Run is a particularly fun race in which you throw paint at each other. Running at night during La Course Nocturne of Montreal is also an interesting experience, and it’s for a good cause; La Fondation du Dr Julien. Saint-Jude is another fundraiser challenge where runners runners can discover the charming cemetery of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges on behalf of the Cancer Institute of Montreal.
- Acrobatic Yoga
Unlike traditional yoga that is practiced alone, you can be two or more to practice acrobatic yoga (or acroyoga)! The idea is to work together to execute various postures. While the person on the ground (the base) supports the weight of the partner on top, the other executes a pose in the air, trying to stay balanced. Fly like an eagle!
- Air Fabric
Air fabric is a discipline in which the participant attempts various postures and movements above the ground in a long fabric folded in half and attached to the ceiling. It is a circus technique that allows the execution of movements of strength, flexibility, and choreography. Air Fitness meanwhile, offers the best of yoga, stretching and fitness. It is an anti-gravity workout that helps develop strength, flexibility, stability, balance, coordination, and spinal decompression. The fun part is that this all happens while you’re suspended in a hammock! In addition to these cool ideas, there is also a hoop and trapeze that allows fun and atypical activities.
- Flying Trapeze
The flying trapeze is a fun and playful sport that will appeal to all family members. This activity helps strengthen the abdominal muscles, shoulders, lats and trapezius. It will encourage and dare you to challenge yourself and try something scary, from the safety of a harness. Everyone will love his activity, and children can start to learn from the age of six.
- Double Dutch
The jump rope is a fun and effective cardiovascular exercise. To add to the fun, Double Dutch (or double rope) has two “turners” who handle two ropes in which one or two jumpers makes fast movements or acrobatics. Warning, this activity will cause the giggles!
Canoe Kayak is a pleasant leisure or sporting activity involving boats propelled by paddles. It can include canoeing, kayaking or rafting. It’s a nice way to push your limits while contemplating nature.
- The Hula Hoop
More than just a kid’s game, the hula hoop is also a muscular and cardiovascular workout. Slightly larger and heavier than the hoop that we had when we were little, the hula hoop helps you train your legs and core. It just takes a few minutes of this activity to get your heart-rate going!
By Isabelle Dominique Kroeh, writer and expert in health communication