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Water Slides & Other Fun Holiday Exercise Ideas
Happy Winter from Wellbody Academy!
Here’s hoping your holidays are filled with the joy of play! Doesn’t play sound more fun than exercise? If you’re having fun while moving your body, you’re still exercising your heart, lungs, muscles and mind—and you’ll probably do it longer and more frequently.
But sometimes it’s hard to muster enthusiasm for playing outdoors on dark, chilly, rainy winter days in the Pacific Northwest. That’s when it’s time to head to an indoor community pool to get your heart rate up while splashing.
For kids, nothing beats a pool with a water slide, lazy river or other fancy features. There are several in the Seattle area; most of them are located in recreation centers that also offer lap swimming, water aerobics and other fun exercise options. Please let us know if you have a favorite indoor aquatic oasis (open to the public) that’s not listed below.
Click on the links to find each pool's website with hours, locations and rates.
Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way
If you’re headed to cold climes, here’s a quick look at winter play. For fun, we’ve included a calorie estimate so you can see how much energy you’ll burn during an hour-long snowball fight, for example. But no need to worry about the calorie count when you’re choosing an activity. Just pick what’s fun and go play!