Strength in numbers. Location, location, location. Convenience. Low- or no-cost.
These are just a few things that we need to be successful in maintaining a regular health and fitness schedule. And now, you’ve got it now with the Eastland Gardens Exercise Group, aka eg2
You are the leader in this exercise group You bring two movements, your neighbors bring movements and as you monitor and modify your exercise, you’re getting into a regular fitness groove in the comfort of your own neighbors and community.
Just meet us outside at the designated location and time and let’s get busy!
1.) Make a commitment to meet up with your neighbors outside – walking distance from your home – in the a.m. or p.m. Arrive on time and stay for the duration OR come when you can and put in just a few minutes. Check the below sites for meeting times and places.
- check this website OR
- check the Eastland Gardens Civic Association listserv for meeting place
2.) Bring with you the following:
- two exercise moves like pushups, leg lifts, planks (write them down if you’re afraid you’ll forget. Feel free to search the internet for moves best for you)
- towel (optional)
3.) Meet new neighbors, sweat, feel great and repeat.
Despite the chill in the air during winter, the brisk temps in the spring, the humidity of the summer and the unpredictability of the autumn, being outdoors as much as possible is a major plus for your body.
With advance preparation, appropriate attire and a gung-ho attitude, maintaining an outdoor fitness schedule throughout the year is a great way to stay healthy.
According to The New York Times, exercising outdoors offers great benefits:
“Studies haven’t yet established why, physiologically, exercising outside might improve dispositions or inspire greater commitment to an exercise program. A few small studies have found that people have lower blood levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress, after exerting themselves outside as compared with inside. There’s speculation, too, that exposure to direct sunlight, known to affect mood, plays a role.”
So, join us for a made-for-you outdoor program in YOUR community!
Wondering what movements to bring with you to eg2 and try out on your own? Worry not. Here’s a list, including photos of what we can try together:
Popsugar.com: 9 No-Equipment, Total-Body Workouts
From Men’s Fitness Magazine: A pictorial of the 10 Best Outdoor Workout to Burn Fat and Build Muscle
Fitness Magazine: 10 Exercises to Turn the Outdoors into a Gym
You may have seen this before. It’s a surefire way not to get bored during your workout and to ensure you’ve got something to do.
The way it works: find the letter that corresponds with your name. See what exercise accompanies the letter, do the exercise, then move on to the next letter/exercise. For example: if your name is Ann, you will do 50 jumping jacks, 40 jumping jacks … and another 40 jumping jacks. Maybe in a double letter case, you’ll want to do something else.
There’s various methods, letter combinations so pick one image, print it out or take a photo with your phone and try it out.
Got a long first name? Good! You’ll have a great workout. Got a short name? Combine your middle name.
HIIT workout’s seem to be all the rage. Really, it’s simply a High Intensity Interval Training.
In other words, you do workouts in timed intervals. That’s it. We’ll do some of this during eg2 workouts. Come find out more!