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Sims working out in The fitness club

For the similar skill in The Sims 3, see Athletic (skill).
For the similar skill in The Sims 4, see Fitness (skill).
Skill Body
Body is a skill in both The Sims and The Sims 2.

The Body skill determines the Sim's physical prowess and is useful in some jobs that require a Sim to be strong.

The animations for many activities change as a Sim's Body skill increases.

Benefits Edit

Ways to increase the Body skill Edit


A Sim training the body skill on an exercise bike.

Body and childrenEdit

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3.

Most ways of building Body skill can only be done by teens, adults and elders, but there are some ways kids can increase their Body skill.

  • Kids can be given lessons on career rewards that build Body skill, and are able to use those items themselves.[TS2]
  • Kids can use the Books First for Learning bookshelf.[TS2:S]
  • Kids can be taught Body skill by an older Sim who has at least 7.5 points in the skill and the Impart Knowledge aspiration benefit.[TS2:FT]
  • Kids may be able to work out in front of a stereo. (This may depend on which expansion packs are installed.)
  • If a family has a pool, kids may be able to gain body skill by swimming. (This may depend on which expansion packs are installed.)
  • Bowling[TS2:NL]
  • Using the ballet barre.[TS2:FT]
  • Using the basketball court[TS2:FT]
  • Jumping rope[TS2:AL]
  • Playground equipment[TS2:AL]

At first, it was believed that toddlers could gain Body skill from singing the Nursery Rhyme[TS2:FT] after learning it. However, this was due to a glitch which caused the wrong pop-up message to appear when a skill point was gained. This was corrected in the FreeTime patch, though it does not appear in the patch notes.

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