Hope you enjoy this fourth part of our fitness games series:
– Limbs Game: With a group of people, the instructor specifies how many limbs TOTAL they can use to cross the room. For example: with a group of 6 people, you can say 8 limbs total (arms and legs). You can also specify how many arms and how many legs specifically. You can also add some obstacles or tell them never to use the same method again. Ways to cross: piggy back ride (easy), bear crawls (easy), fireman’s carry (harder), crab walk (easy), group carry (harder), hopping on one foot (easy), carrying multiple people (harder).
IMPORTANT: make sure they cross in a safe manner AND make sure your request is actually possible. You don’t tell a group of eight people to cross but using only 4 limbs… Unless you’re in Cirque Du Soleil or something…
Best to used as ‘down time’ as it is not very physically intense but great for team building, coordination and in some cases, strength.
– Chinese Wall: Tagger(s) stand in the middle on a specified strip where they can move (but not step outside). Other participants have to run through on the signal of the instructor. If they get tagged when they run through the ‘Wall’, they have to step outside of the playing field and perform a set or series of exercises before coming back in. After a few minutes, switch out the taggers and determine the amount by the space available, amount of participants etc.
By Sander Vanacker for FitGuana
Sander Vanacker is a personal trainer, CEO of Bring Back Nature, Inc. and founder of FitGuana. He believes in improving health and wellness by incorporating more nature into our lives, being active and spending more time outdoors.