Who needs a gym when you have outdoors
I often tell my clients that they don’t need a gym membership to get in shape. With a few simple tools, you can workout anywhere. Now that the weather is cooling off a bit, you can experience a fantastic workout while enjoying the changing seasons.
For a more intense routine, you can pack a “gym in a bag” to take along with you. For clients who want to want a change of scenery or a breath of fresh air in their workouts, I pack everything I need for a complete integrated training program into one backpack:
- Foam roll
- Yoga mat
- 55 cm stability ball (deflated)
- 45 cm stability ball (deflated)
- Couple sets of free weights
- Jump rope
While the backpack may weigh 30 pounds (which makes for a great warm-up and burns extra calories) you can achieve the same accelerated results that you would expect from a typical gym workout.
Late summer and early fall are, in my opinion, the best seasons for outdoor workouts. It’s not too hot, not too cold and very beautiful. Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut while in the gym and moving your routine outside can also jump start your motivation. Creating variety in the routine and in the workout environment as well, can really add that extra “something” making exercise a lot less boring.