- Change the Name. Stop referring to your physical activities as exercise. Instead, refer to them as games, competitions, or tournaments. For example, instead of leading an Arm Exercise Class, host a Ping Pong Tournament or a Balloon Volleyball Championship, which still allows residents to exercise their arms.
- Change the Reward. Add fun prizes or accolades to the games. For instance, award inexpensive trophies or homemade cookies as prizes, or simply create a nametag for the winner to wear that reads "(Your Facility's) Horseshoe Champion."
- Change the Game. Add in fun elements to the games like music. In fact, consider incorporating the type of music that will be played into the title of the activity: The Doris Day Bowling League.
- Change the Location. Host some of the games and contests in different locations throughout your facility, like outdoors in your backyard or even in one of the less-traveled hallways.
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