Why workout outdoors? Why not?!

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!

 

 

 

 

Try out these outdoor exercises

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

 

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Spell your name to make a great outdoor workout!

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.