Thought I’d share a couple of fitness games that Lisa passed along to me in the comments section of another post. She’s discovered a new spin on the game, “Deck of Cards” and has a game that sounds fun called “Flag Tag”. Thanks for sharing, Lisa!
Although I have been doing boot camps for the last five summers and have collected a lot of workouts on my own, it is really nice to have your collections in eBook form.
My main purpose in my boot camps, besides helping people set and reach fitness goals, is to teach them that exercise can be fun! I have a game that is a lot of fun and at the same time very challenging. I use a large poster that I have glued each card from one suit of a deck of cards.
Beside each card is an exercise with a description or picture of the exercise. Any equipment needed is spread out around the complex. I break everyone into groups of two or three depending on amount of campers. Each group is given a deck of cards.
The object of the game is to get through the deck before time is up. They take turns turning over a card, reading the exercise on the poster, and running to the area for that exercise and doing the number of reps that card represents.
For example an Ace would be one Plank Up/Down or one sprint to the cone and back. Face cards are Jack- 11, Queen-12, and King – 13. I also teach school and use this in my P.E. class.
Another game we play really brings out the competitiveness in everyone,(even the meek ones!) I call it flag tag. I use flag football belts. Each person gets a belt and moves into a designated area marked off by cones.
On go each person tries to pull the flags off of everyone else. Last man with at least one flag wins. No blocking flags or pushing/shoving! Once both flags are lost the ones out can either watch or do an easy cardio exercise while watching.
This game can be changed up by blue against yellow, old against young, or male against female. If the group gets down to two people equal in quickness, I narrow down the playing area by moving the cones in to a small circle.
So, there you have it! Hopefully someone else will have fun with these!”