A few days ago, I wrote a post about working on your fitness OUTDOORS.
Today, I offer you inspiration on what type of workout you can do outdoors whether you live in the city or the country.
SWIM – Whether you are in a pool, a lake, or the ocean, swimming is one of the most fun, low-impact, and challenging exercises you can do. You will only need 3 items: a swimsuit, goggles, and a swim cap.
BIKE – Give up the motorized vehicles and ride a bike! Biking will give you a full body workout (including that core!) and decreased stress – no traffic jams!
NIKE TRAINING CLUB – Get lean, get strong, get focused…. and do it without much equipment. If you choose a routine that requires weights you don’t have on hand, find something heavy in your garage (like a sledgehammer.) Download the app on your smartphone.
RAID YOUR BACKYARD OR LOCAL PARK – Seek out monkey bars, benches, & trees. Utilize gravity, your yoga mat, and a resistance band. On my Pinterest Board, I have many different pins that will inspire you with different exercise routines to use outdoors (including resistance band training.) Men’s Fitness offers a few suggestions on how to Turn Any Park Into a Gym, and there are many different yoga apps you can download, my favorite is Pocket Yoga. It will take you through a 30, 45, or 60 minute yoga routine.
TAKE A HIKE – Take a trip out to a state park and hike the trails. Not only will you become one with nature, you will improve your overall physical and mental health. I like to visit State Parks that offer a lake for swimming in addition to the hiking trails. Take a back pack filled with snacks and plenty of water!