8 Amazing Outdoor Workouts
The days are long and the weather is warm – it’s the perfect time of year to take your workout outdoors. If you’re a gym addict, you may be surprised how much more exercise you can get in the great outdoors. After all, you’ll be adding wind resistance, real gradients, varying surfaces, and moving obstacles to your experience. There are countless outdoor workouts waiting to be conquered. Here are 8 amazing outdoor workouts:
Hitting the trails at a brisk pace assures a first-rate cardio session that strengthens your legs, glutes, core, and hip muscles. Being in a wilderness setting is also a great way to help you de-stress.
2. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Hit the lake, ocean or river! Stand up paddle boarding is not only fun, but it’s also a fantastic cross training tool that works your core while improving cardio, stability and balance.
A favourite workout for city dwellers and suburbanites alike! Running is one of the most efficient ways you can get your heart rate up and burn calories, all while exploring local trails, beaches, and neighborhoods.
4. Boot Camp in the Park
A group workout, boot camp is the ultimate cross-training experience that offers core conditioning, strength training, and cardio through a combination of drills, obstacle courses, yoga, stretches and more.
Kayaking is an activity that is never boring! Whether you’re paddling along a river, lake, or ocean, it’s an adventurous activity that boosts aerobic fitness while strengthening your back, chest, shoulders, and arms. Kayaking is a low-impact activity and a great option for anyone wanting to support joint health.
A workout that is easy to fit into your daily routine! Cycling is a simple and fun mode of transportation that tones your legs and glutes while providing a serious cardio session.
7. Beach Volleyball
A terrific way to socialize while getting a full body workout, volleyball also enhanced your reflexes, and improves hand eye coordination.
When the weather feels too hot to exercise, cool down with a session of offshore laps or treading water at the beach or outdoor pool. Just be sure to slap on some sunscreen first!
When your workout is over, refuel with a PGX* Smoothie. Then let us know what you like best about outdoor workouts in the comments section below.
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX®. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX®.