International students staying in your home are an extension of your family if only for a short period of time. So you want to make sure they have the same opportunities to be healthy and fit while they are staying in your home.
So what can you do to give your international student the opportunities they need to stay fit?
If they are attending your local high school, community college, or university, most schools have some sort of fitness facilities available for use by their students.
Organized Gym Classes
High schools and some colleges require students to participate in daily or regular gym classes in order to promote optimal physical fitness. So if your guest is attending one of these, you can be sure they are at least getting the minimal physical requirements for staying fit.
If you have a family membership at your local health club or fitness center, you may be able to temporarily get your international student covered under your membership. Talk to the club’s manager and explain the situation. In many instances, they will allow your guest international student to use the facilities at no additional charge.
There also are many other activities your international student can participate in to stay fit that don’t require a gym membership or some sort of formal training program.
Fun Outdoor Activities
Running, hiking, and even just walking regularly outdoors is a fun and exciting way to maintain physical fitness. Organized sports such as baseball, basketball or soccer leagues let international students compete with others while staying active.
The Hawaiian islands are surrounded by ocean and have some of the best beaches anywhere in the world. So there is ample opportunity for your international student visitor to swim as often as he or she likes.
Include your international student in all the fitness activities that the rest of your family enjoys. Not only will this help them stay in shape, but it will make them feel as if they are a member of your family if only for a little while.