Attention all fitness lovers! Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to consider taking your workouts to the great outdoors. With longer days mean more opportunity to switch up your routine and soak up some much-needed vitamin D.
In this blog, we'll be sharing our top 5 tips for staying active outside this summer. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just getting started, discover fun ways to take your fitness to the next level and achieve your goals.
So grab your (minimal) workout gear and get ready to conquer the great outdoors with us!
Use your feet
Using your feet is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stay active outside this summer. Walking, hiking, and running are all great options that can be done almost anywhere and at any time. Get your heart pumping and your muscles working while exploring your local area and taking in the beauty of nature.
If you're just getting started, walking is a great option. It's low-impact and can be done at your own pace, making it ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels. Looking for more of a challenge? Try hiking or running. Both great ways to explore local trails and get a full-body workout while taking in stunning views.
And if you really want to step it up a notch, give rucking a try. Simply add a pair of adjustable dumbbells into a rucksack and go for a long walk - preferably uphill.
Grab some wheels
Getting on some wheels like bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards are fun activities that will get you outside and working that cardio.
Biking is a fantastic way to cover more ground and see new sights, whether you're on a leisurely ride or pushing yourself to the limit on a challenging trail. Rollerblading and skateboarding are also great options for getting around and can provide a fun, exhilarating workout that builds strength, balance, and coordination.
Don't be afraid to try something new, challenge yourself, and enjoy all the amazing benefits that come with outdoor exercise.
Call up some friends
Getting together with friends and playing outdoor sports is another fantastic way to stay active outside during summer. Socialize and have fun while working out with your best friends.
Sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, and frisbee all have a very low barrier to entry - all you need is a ball or frisbee and some open space.
Into more structured sports? Consider signing up for a local league or club. Softball, flag football, and ultimate frisbee leagues are all popular options that can provide a fun and competitive environment to stay active in. Whatever you prefer, getting together with friends (or strangers) is something you should absolutely add to your summer to-do list.
Be a kid again
Getting into shape and having a blast don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Channel your inner kid this summer and choose a fun, creative workout with the jungle gyms and swings from your neighbourhood playgrounds.
From seasoned athletes to newbies, playground equipment can be adapted to any fitness level. Monkey bars, swings, and climbing structures can be used to build upper body strength, while slides and balance beams can improve core stability and balance. Even just running and playing around the playground can provide a great cardiovascular workout.
Use your own body
Calisthenics is a highly effective way to stay active and build muscle using just your own body weight. Classic calisthenics exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and lunges can be done alone or combined to create a full-body workout that targets all major muscle groups.
By incorporating variations of these exercises, you can customize your routine to your fitness goals and challenge yourself to improve over time. Best of all, since calisthenics can be done outside, you'll be able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while getting in shape.
Get out there!
With summer just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start exploring outdoor workouts and activities. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just getting started, there are plenty of fun and effective ways to stay active and achieve your fitness goals.
So take your workouts outside and enjoy all the amazing benefits of outdoor exercise.
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