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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.