Solo or Group Outdoor Exercises
Gym boredom is something that tends to creep on over time and if not dealt with properly, could mean a complete sabbatical from your exercise program.
If you’re feeling less enthused these days to head to your normal gym to exercise, it’s time to consider other options.
By taking your exercise outside, you can still reap the same great benefits of improving your physical conditioning while enjoying yourself as you do.
Here are five different ways that you can exercise outdoors.
If you want a low-impact form of cardio training that won’t tax your joints but will provide great cardio benefits, rollerblading should be your go-to consideration.
This activity will hit your glutes, hamstrings, quads, and core, all while getting your heart rate up.
As rollerblading tends to be far more enjoyable than running, you might not even feel like you’re exercising with this one.
Next up you have soccer. Soccer is an excellent team sport that’ll improve your agility as you’re constantly changing directions as you progress throughout the game.
By joining a recreational soccer team, you’ll also meet like-minded individuals, which can help you stay on track with your health goals. When you surround yourself with those who are working towards similar goals as you, it’s easier to stay motivated and keep yourself in check.
One hot fitness trend that you may want to try out is that of a bootcamp class.
These classes, which are typically held outdoors will take you through a series of strength and conditioning exercises along with cardio based movements, giving you a very well-rounded workout in a 45-60 minute time period.
They’re a great way to liven up any stale workout program and see optimal benefits for minimal time investment.
Another great thing about bootcamp classes is you get an instructor-led workout program for a fraction of the price you’d pay for one-on-one solo personal training sessions.
Another must-try for those who want to take their workout outdoors is bushwalking. This is a great way to get away from the busy pace of day to day life and spend some time enjoying the great outdoors.
If you often find that you don’t have much time to exercise during the week, becoming a weekend warrior and doing a few hours over your days off can help compensate.
While exercising most days of the week is still ideal, don’t overlook the benefits of these lengthy weekend workouts.
Just do be sure if doing this that you build up the duration of that weekend session slowly. Don’t head out for a 3 hour bushwalk when you’ve never bushwalked before in your life or you will be paying the price the next morning.
Finally, the last great way to take your workout outside is one activity that most people would never consider a ‘workout’ per se.
Gardening is a fantastic way to burn more calories, work your upper and lower body strength, all while enjoying a warm summer day.
Gardening also connects your body to the earth for an extended period of time which is proven to provide valuable health benefits.
Those who garden for a few hours in an afternoon can burn just as many calories as those attending an intense hour-long workout in the gym, so don’t discount the benefits this can have on your body composition.
Best of all, you’ll have a great looking yard to show for it.
So don’t get hung up on doing your workouts inside the gym any longer. If you need a chance of pace, give one of these options a try instead. It may just re-awaken that desire to keep up with your workout program.