As much as I love teaching fitness in a gym, there is something about working out outside that satisfies so many things. This morning I had a great workout with Andrea and Christina in the park. It’s amazing how comprehensive a workout you can get with just your own body and something like a bench. Pushups, dips, step-ups, lunges, squats, walking, running (whoops, we had a moment of panic when we arrived back at what we thought was “our” bench only to find our water, phones and keys missing—thankfully we had simply arrived back at the wrong bench.) We did add in some work with resistance bands, and brought mats for abs and stretching, but honestly, we didn’t need any of those “props” to get in a great workout.
Take advantage of the outdoors if and when you can. Bonding with Mother Nature, the trees, the air, the sun, the birds, is all so good for you. You get in some much needed vitamin D and feel a sense of unity with the world around you.
I guess what I am really trying to say is that an outdoor workout can often fill your daily needs for 2 super important things….peace and fitness! Wishing you both….