family fitness

Summertime is on its way! May is the perfect time to get into top physical shape. Get your family moving this month with these fun, outdoor Austin family events!

Keep Austin Well, hosted by Austin Medical Magazine

Date/Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12 PM to 4 PM

Location: Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX 78704

This free event hosted by Austin Medical Magazine is perfect for families looking for a fun way to keep children active and entertained. This annual community health and wellness fair will be held on the grounds of the Long Center in Austin, TX. There will be fitness classes, live music, the city’s most and popular food trucks. Your family is welcome to participate in cooking and yoga demonstrations, play in bouncy houses and run amok with your favorite canine companion.


 

5K Pfun Run

Date/Time: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9 AM

Location: Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Rd, TX 78665

The Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids 1K takes place on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Children under the age of 8 can participate in Pflugerville’s most anticipated event of the year. This event promotes healthy living for children and their families. Don’t forget to enjoy the 40th Annual Deutschen Pfest carnival after the run!


 

Texas System of Care Presents: Stand Up and Soar for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Date/Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11 AM to 2 PM

Location: Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701

Put on your brightest green sneakers and hit the pavement for a great cause. Stand Up and Soar for Children’s Mental Health Awareness will help your family understand the importance of keeping your mind and body as healthy as possible, and to seek help if mental health issues arise. This free event presented by Texas System of Care will let your child literally walk 1 mile in someone else’s shoes, and get healthy at the same time! After the walk, enjoy the rest of your day in Wooldridge Square Park with games, a raffle, live music and kite flying.


Actively stave off preventable diseases such diabetes, childhood obesity, and others with these fun family fitness events that you and your children will enjoy!

About the Author

Dr. Katalenas

Dr. Katalenas is a pediatrician and owner of The Pediatric Center of Round Rock and the author of the book "The Step Up Diet: From Scratch… The Quality, Quantity, and Timing Solution to Childhood Obesity", a guide to healthy cooking and eating for busy families.