5 Ways to Stay Active in Your Backyard This Summer

5 Ways to Stay Active in Your Backyard This Summer
Jun 12 20

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be happier! After enduring our long and snowy winter months here in Ottawa, the warm breeze is always a welcomed change. And of course, it’s the best season to get off the couch and get active. But with social distancing restrictions in place, you might have to get creative with ways to stay active in your backyard this summer instead of venturing out. Here are some ideas to get out and enjoy the sunshine while keeping your body active at home.


If your backyard is starting to look shabby and neglected, now is the best time to get out your garden tools to trim, rake, pull up, dig and nurture your landscape. Even just a little bit of effort can make a large difference. Plus, it’s beneficial for both your body and mind. With more time on your hands, you can put even more time and effort into creating the perfect serene garden space for you to enjoy to the fullest all throughout the season.

Spring Cleaning Your Yard

Over the years and months, there tends to be a lot of useless clutter and mess that accumulates around the home and yard. Having junk lying around or leaving worn and damaged surfaces untouched can make your home look unkempt and weathered. Whether it’s your garage, tool shed, or crumbling patio, take advantage of the time and weather to spruce up your home and yard so you can feel good about it. Once restrictions lift, you’ll feel proud to show it off once you’re able to have friends and family back over for some BBQs.

Make Swimming a Daily Habit

If you’re a pool owner, swimming is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy and in good shape. Aside from being fun, it’s also an excellent way to get in some low impact exercise without straining your muscles. Even playing and splashing around with your kids can get your heart rate pumping enough to benefit your body. So take the time to enjoy your pool every day for some relaxation, fun, and exercise.

Play Sports

With a net and ball, you can turn your backyard into an active sports zone with the kids. You can put up a badminton net, volleyball or soccer nets and start-up some friendly family competitions to keep it even more exciting.

Play with Your Kids

Any parent will tell you how much of a workout it is to keep up with their kids. Aside from entertaining the kids and burning off some of that endless supply of energy, it’s also good for us too. Whether it’s hoola hooping, running through the sprinkler, or playing catch, playing gets us moving and laughing which can dramatically improve our physical and emotional health while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’re looking for a premium pool builder in Ottawa for your upcoming project, Rideau Pools is the one to call. We’ve been helping homeowners transform their backyard into luxurious retreats for over 30 years. From concept to design to construction, we will assist you every step of the way to create a beautiful outdoor space that you’ll love. Contact us today to learn more.

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