Paul Brunst: Staying Active with Your Family
Paul Brunst is an active duty police officer in Denver, Colorado. He spends his free time either volunteering or staying active with his wife and their three children.
In Paul Brunst’s own words: “I love every minute that my wife and kids are with me on the trail or biking. It’s how I was raised, always hiking and fishing with my father, and it’s how my wife was raised, [and] to share that with our children is the best thing in the world.”Below are examples of how families like Officer Brunst’s stay fit, happy and active together:
Officer Brunst and his family frequently take advantage of Colorado’s beautiful hiking trails. It doesn’t matter where you live, though – your family can enjoy hikes at nearby trailheads around the world.
Start with slow, short hikes and move up to more intense outings based on what all family members can handle. Remember to hydrate, wear sun protection and tell someone where you are going.
A family exercise routine can be more fun than a solo one. Consider jogging, Pilates classes or gym time as a family and support each other as you go.
Your loved ones cheering you on can provide all the motivation you need to exercise regularly, and it can introduce friendly competition to your family dynamic.