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Get Your Skates On and Get Fit!

My girls love to go to the local parks and play.  For them to take their bikes, roller skates or scooters is the icing on the cake.  It’s nice to spend time together but also great that we get to go out in the open air and get some exercise and also allow them to develop an appreciation of the natural world around them.  Many children don’t get anywhere near as much exercise as they should and this is resulting in child obesity figures gradually rising.  As I mentioned in my 5 Habits You Should Introduce into Your Daily Routine post my plan was to up my exercise levels by adding as many power walks as possible to my weekly routine.  I do these without the children but it’s nice to get some exercise with the little ones too and keep their fitness levels up.  I try to take them to the park as often as possible weather permitting  and when we get there the girls love to whizz off and leave me behind.  With them on wheels it isn’t always easy for me to keep up.  I should add that I am not one for running although I can walk pretty fast but I understand there is conflicting evidence as to whether running on hard surfaces causes problems to the body.  Fortunately I had one of those light bulb moments and thought maybe I should invest in some wheels of my own to make our time out a bit more fun.  Don’t get me wrong I love going out in the fresh air with my girls but when I have to constantly be on top of them as I can’t see them when they zoom off into the distance or around corners it is a pain.  Of course I do tell them not to go around corners or too far but they are children and get overly excited and forget and off they whizz yet again.  I want to keep going out with them but be able to keep up and maybe challenge them a bit too to add to the enjoyment.

The solution to my problem is so simple I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner.  A scooter or some roller skates / blades would mean I can keep up with the children, race them and work on my fitness too.  The only problem is choosing what to get.  Of course I’m not going to go just anywhere to get them.  I need to use a company that can advise me about their products, that is reasonably priced and has a good trust pilot rating as I plan to get whatever I decided on online rather than going to a store as it is more convenient for me.   I do like Skates.co.uk having had a store near me.  The last time I visited them they were fantastic and staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about products which helped.  I am in and out of the house all the time but Skates.co.uk make it super convenient by offering a 1 hour time slot and next day delivery if I want it too.

My choices if I go for roller skates / blades are:

No’s 1 & 2: Rio Roller Quad Skates White / Pink or Red / White.  (£49.95)

These are available in two colours and are great for those that don’t have the best sense of balance.  I like the simple design of the boot and the material used looks like it would be soft and quite comfortable and also provide some ankle support.  My girls saw these whilst I was browsing the site and also picked them out as they liked them too.  I haven’t skated for years so these seem like a good option as they are great for beginners or those getting back into roller skating and a choice that will also get me moving a fair amount.  These are available in both children’s and adults sizes.

No 3: SFR Camden Adjustable Inline Skates in Pink (£54.95)

These also look great.  I love the colour and that they offer a lot of ankle support, even more than the quad skates.  These too use material that would be soft and they have an “ultra comfort liner”.  By the time i had found this my girls had been sent off to do their homework but I am sure they’d have wanted a pair themselves.  They look really trendy and very feminine.  This comes in two colours, the one shown and a grey and purple option.  These too would allow for a good workout and I am sure they would help me raise my heart rate quite fast and get a great workout whilst racing after the children.  These are available in children’s sizes and adults up to size 6 which is perfect as that’s my size!

No’s 4 & 5 JD Bug Original Street Scooter in Matt Purple / Pastel Pink (£54.95)

These of course would make me look like a super trendy parent, gliding along hopefully pretty gracefully after my girls.  The scooters look great and come in a range of colours including those shown as well as black, silver, red, blue and sky blue.  According to the website this scooter is one of the lightest scooters around and it also folds down with one simple movement!  The scooter also has a carry strap so if I do decide to walk for a little then I can simply hang it over my shoulder.  The handle bar is adjustable to suit a range of heights and the new larger grip tape covers more of the footplate for a more secure, firm, footing ensuring I don’t end up falling on my bottom and embarrassing the kids (and myself).  This scooter is very versatile and can be used for children and adults which is handy although don’t tell my girls or they might decide it’s theirs.

At moment I am thinking that the blades might be the best bet for me but haven’t quite decided which to go for.

Which would you choose?

I thought it appropriate considering the topic of my post to speak with Skates.co.uk who have kindly said that I can host a giveaway for a lucky reader to win either one of the quad skates, roller skates or scooters I decided to feature in my post, how kind of them.  The winner can select from numbers 1,3,4 or 5.  There is a possibility of a change of colour if there is an alternative colour for that item in stock.

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This is a follow up from another post.  When I spoke with Skates.co.uk they kindly agreed to offer a prize because they are nice like that. This is not sponsored.

This Post Has 63 Comments

  1. Oh wow fab prize! My daughter loves skating so this would be great for her!

    1. Good luck Debbie. These skates do look great don’t they.

  2. These look fab. My girls love their scooters and they would love rollerblades

    1. They are great fun aren’t they, they will love blades mine really do.

  3. What a fab oppertunity! Thank you so much for sharing! 😀 My daughter’s scooter has just broken a wheel, so it would be a perfect gift for her if we won. 🙂

    1. Good luck the scooters look great don’t they.

  4. As much as I would love to try out one of the scooters, I am afraid that I would end up a tangled heap on the ground with the scooter on top of me! In choosing amongst the skates or the blades, I would have to opt for the skates simply for the added stability. I think I would choose option #1. Whichever you choose, I think this will a great way for you to keep up with your girls and work on your fitness at the same time x

    1. I think the skates and blades would give me more of a workout. That’s true the quads are more stable but the blades look great fun once I get used to using them.

  5. I would love a scooter or skates for my boy but we live in rural countryside with no paths/parks for him to use them 🙁

    1. That’s such a shame although it must be lovely there.

  6. Great that your girls love skating! Anything that encourages fun and exercise is brilliant by me

    1. They really do find it fun although might need a bit more practise with the skates / blades.

  7. Great pictures. I love whizzing around on my sons scooter until he shouts at me for embarrassing him

    1. Lol, mine won’t let me use theirs.

  8. Lovely giveaway. My kids love their bikes. Need to get them scooters.

    1. It’s great to have a few things for them as it encourages the t get out more.

  9. Great giveaway! My boys love to scoot but we haven’t tried skating yet, bet they’d love it!

    1. It looks like great fun when my girls do it.

  10. Your post made me smile! When I was a kid we roller skated every weekend and they were some of the best memories

    1. It’s great to be able to take them out to create these sorts of memories.

  11. I had bright ink rollerskates when I was a similar age and I loved them, back then we didnt have knee pads, elbow pads or even helmets x

  12. Ahhh I can’t wait for my boys to be big enough for roller skates!! My eldest seems to be really interested in them at the moment but he needs to get a little bigger first!

  13. Looks like loads of fun. I remember the days of haveing roller boots. I never braved inline skates x

  14. This is such a fun way to get outside and active! Brilliant for kids keeping active too! xo

    1. It is a great way to get some exercise.

  15. Brilliant giveaway! My kids adore scooting around and it’s such a lovely way to get them outdoors and active.

  16. I love roller skating, haven’t done it for a few years but it is also a good exercise!

  17. I used to love roller skating as a kid – I’d love to give it a try again! x

  18. I still shudder at the thought of being on skates, literally couldn’t skate for toffee when I was young.

  19. Rollerblading is SUCH great exercise! I think about getting a pair myself, but I’m afraid I’ll fall on my face! Lol

  20. my son would love to win the scooter x

    1. Good luck Clair.

  21. These are gorgeous scooters! Seems like your daughters are having a lot of fun! Now i remember my childhood days. haha!

    1. The scooters and skates / blades all seem great.

  22. I used to have skates when I was a teen. Need to get a pair again 🙂

    1. They are fun aren’t they I think it will be great for me to have some too.

  23. That would be one way to kill myself lol,grandkids love em

    1. Lol, I don’t think it would be that bad plus you would have fun with the kids 😉

  24. I used to love rollerskates around my park when I was a kid

    1. I bet that was fun. I didn’t have skates when I was little so I hope to rectify that and relive my childhood lol 😉

  25. Brings back memories of when I used to skate as a child

  26. I used to love skates when I was little. You have to make sure you find a good area to blade on though as nowadays there are so many potholes and cracked pavements about. Always make sure the kids wear their safety equipment too even though often they don’t want to.

  27. I loved skating as a child, wish I could do it now but have gammy knees. But my great nieces would love these.

  28. I am so bad on skates, really really bad! It looks like you all had a fun time though 🙂

  29. Love the skates number 2 in red

    1. Great choice Christina.

  30. I used to love skating as a kid, bet i would still love it now

  31. Great giveaway! My kids all have scooters and it is great to see them using them outdoors!

    1. It is great to get them out enjoying themselves and of course getting some exercise.

  32. I wish my kids were old enough to go skating with me 🙂

    1. You will have great fun when they are. Something to look forward too x

  33. love the skates. takes me back to being little and skating round the close i lived on. loved it!

  34. My little sister would love the skates

  35. I would like the pink scooter for my granddaughter

  36. I’d love to win a scooter for my son as he has outgrown his one x

  37. I’ve just invested in a bike for this exact reason but I also really want a scooter of my own as they look really fun!

    1. They do look super fun and I know my girls love theirs.

  38. A lot of fun but be sure that you ahve all the safety stuff to avoid all the drama !

    1. Aaahhhh yes mine have all the kit 😉

  39. Fabulous!!! I want adult skates too to go with him haha.. I love skating. I love the 4 wheel skates rather than the inline ones x

    1. I’ve not tried either yet. Hoping to get some by the Summer.

  40. I really want one of those adult scooters so i can keep up with my son on the school run!

    1. Lol, they do love to whizz down the road don’t they.

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