Healthy Hilliard

The City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department and some of our local partners are working together to help your mind, body, and spirit during the COVID-19 shut-in. It’s important to take care of ourselves in a holistic way, and we’re here to help! Each weekday, we’ll be adding new activities, from fitness and yoga to games and puzzles. What’s coming tomorrow? Check back to see!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tennis Junior instructor Julie Wood has partnered with Recreation and Parks for this free family activity that introduces basic tennis skills you can try with the kids in your own back (or in your home — but be careful of playing around glass and other breakables!)

Julie was supposed to offer her first class in April, but it was among the classes we had to cancel. That’s no reason to not learn some tennis basics, get a little exercise, and have some family fun!

Previous Healthy Hilliards

Brittany from our community partner, SHED Fitness, and her assistant, Hayden, are sharing some great fitness activities both parents and kids can tackle in their own homes!

SHED will offer free outdoor fitness classes this summer at 7 a.m. Saturday mornings at Hilliard’s Station Park, followed by our highly popular yoga classes offered by Mat Happy Yoga.

Follow SHED Fitness Columbus to stay up-to-date on free virtual class experiences! Thank you so much for supporting small businesses in Hilliard.

Make a Healthy Smoothie!
Eating and snacking in a healthy way is a great way to boost your spirits and keep your body going strong while you might be restricted from your normal routine!
Our friends at Coffee Connections in Old Hilliard partnered with the Department of Recreation and Parks to share their simple recipe (and a couple tips) for making a tasty, healthy smoothie!

Here’s a fun musical activity for parents and kids that you can do with everyday items sitting around your home!

Share a photo of your decorated rain sticks with us — or a brief video of you making beautiful music!

Crossword puzzle

Today’s “Healthy Hilliard” activity is for parents and younger children to participate in together! Click on the image and print out this scavenger hunt, go for a stroll around your neighborhood, and see how many of these items you can find while learning a little bit about nature! (Parents can make this more challenging for older children by adding harder-to-find neighborhood items.) Just be sure to respect social distancing and stay at least six feet away from other scavengers!
While you’re on this hunt, take a picture of your family and the things they find and share them with us on social media!
After doing this weekend’s ‘Healthy Hilliard’ exercises, we think it’s time for a “cheat treat” that parents and the kids can make together. Try these sweet and crunchy snacks while watching a movie with the whole family!
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It’s Saturday, and today’s installment of the Recreation and Parks Department’s “Healthy Hilliard” focuses on mind, body, and spirit!

Our great community partner, SHED Fitness, provided this yoga video to help those of you staying at home stay in shape and relax your mind! Find a quiet place away from the kids – or make this a family activity!

Follow this link to the vimeo video.

SHED offers free outdoor fitness classes through Rec and Parks at 7 a.m. Saturday mornings at Hilliard’s Station Park, followed by our highly popular yoga classes offered by Mat Happy Yoga.

Follow @shedfitnesscolumbus on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on free virtual class experiences! More information can also be found on their website. Thank you so much for supporting small businesses in Hilliard.

Crossword puzzle>Are you ready for your Friday fun “Healthy Hilliard: Body, Mind, and Spirit” challenge?

After yesterday’s SHED Fitness workout that focused on your body, today we are focusing on your mind with a Hilliard and Ohio crossword puzzle parents and their kids can work on together! Just click to on the image to download the puzzle, print it, and get your pencil sharpened!

We’re also inviting Hilliard families to take part in the Healthy Hilliard weekly challenge where you share what you and your families are doing to nurture your body, mind, and spirit while staying at home!

Between now and Thursday, April 2, take a photo or video of what you’re doing to stay busy. Maybe you’re exercising, cooking with the kids, doing arts and crafts, doing STEM experiments, or just being creative!

Next Friday, April 3, we will choose a winner from submissions to receive a swag bag of goodies, to be available for pick-up once re-open the Community Center.

We’re starting today with our great community partner, Brittany McCurdy, owner of SHED Fitness. Starting this summer, SHED will be offering free outdoor fitness classes through Rec and Parks at 7 a.m. Saturday mornings at Hilliard’s Station Park, followed by our highly popular yoga classes offered by Mat Happy Yoga (which, by the way, will be our virtual fitness experience on Monday!)

You can see this days video on SHED Fitness’s Vimeo.

Follow @shedfitnesscolumbus on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on free virtual class experiences! More information can also be found on their website. Thank you so much for supporting small businesses in Hilliard.