Geoff discussed how to develop cool, fun things to do with kids that also benefit you and maximize your time.
1. Pump Up the Volume. You have to include music. It is been my experience as a dad of two (6 and 8 years old)… music makes things a lot more fun. So find a way you can incorporate music into whatever you are doing.
2. Full Body. Find activities that incorporate the entire body.
3. Balance. Identify activities that require you to do things from standing position because you want you and your child to have to balance.
4. High-Impact. You need to incorporate things that are high-impact. Not all the time… but you and your kids needs to do things that promote bone density development. Examples… jumping rope or jumping jacks. Jogging in place… jumping on boxes or running bleachers is you have access to a track.
5. Duration / Time. I’m not crazy… everything needs to be about time. Kids like to know how fast they did something or how many times they did something in a given amount of time. It is quantitative and allows them to measure improvement so keep track of time.
THE AMAZING SUGAR RACE
The Foreigner- Classics Unplugged private benefit concert, featuring Hansen and Foreigner veterans Tom Gimbel and Jeff Pilson, will be held at the new Flying Saucer venue - formerly 8.0's - in Fort Worth's Sundance Square beginning at 7 p.m. CT. The trio will perform the unique acoustic versions of several of Foreigner's greatest hits at the outdoor venue including "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Double Vision," "Hot Blooded," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," and "Feels Like The First Time," among others.
"We are so happy to again be working with our friends at Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children's Charities as part of another NASCAR race week," Hansen said. "Our Acoustique concept has been an awesome chance for us to showcase this band's great songs in a new way, and it will be fun to play to such an intimate crowd and for such a worthy cause. Plus, hey, we LOVE Texas!"
During a break in the set, a limited live auction will be held that will include a handful of unique items, including a live serenade by Hansen with a Foreigner hit song to the winning bidder on stage and a framed autographed platinum Foreigner single.
General admission tickets are available for $60 and special VIP tickets are $150, with all proceeds benefitting Speedway Children's Charities-Texas.
The limited-availability VIP ticket includes a pre-concert reception (food & open bar) at the neighboring Mercury Chop House and meet-and-greet with the Foreigner band members, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The VIPs also receive a reserved area for the concert, autographed Foreigner "Acoustique" CD and a Foreigner/SCC t-shirt. General admission tickets also include a Foreigner "Acoustique" CD. All tickets also will be eligible to win a free autographed Foreigner guitar that evening.
Tickets currently are on sale and available by visiting www.scctexas.org, www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500. For more information, please visit either site or call Speedway Children's Charities-Texas at (817) 215-8421.
The Foreigner Acoustique - Classics Unplugged concert will kick off race week at Texas Motor Speedway that features night racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Friday, April 13, and Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 on Saturday, April 14. Tickets remain for both races and available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the ticket office at (817) 215-8500.