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Article Published on 24 May 2024 by Gloria Poletti |


Sunshine, fresh air, and a killer workout? You can have it all with outdoor fitness activities!  Shedding the gym walls for a scenic escape doesn't mean sacrificing your fitness goals. In fact, getting active outdoors offers a unique blend of physical and mental well-being.

Here's a look at some of the top outdoor activities that will keep you fit and having fun:

Cardio with a View:

  • Hiking: Breathe in the fresh air while strengthening your legs, core, and cardiovascular system. Explore new trails or revisit old favorites for a dose of nature therapy.

  • Biking: Cruise along a coastal path, hit a mountain trail, or explore your neighborhood on two wheels. Cycling is a fantastic low-impact exercise that works your entire body.

  • Swimming: Take the plunge and enjoy a full-body workout that's easy on your joints.  Whether you prefer a pool or a lake, swimming is a refreshing way to stay fit.

Challenge Yourself:

  • Rock Climbing:  This adventurous activity is a great way to build upper body strength, core stability, and problem-solving skills.  Rock climbing gyms or outdoor climbing experiences cater to all experience levels.

  • Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP):  Test your balance and core strength on a stand-up paddleboard. Glide across calm waters or tackle gentle waves for a fun and scenic workout.

  • Trail Running: Take your running routine off the pavement and explore nature's trails. Uneven terrain will challenge your coordination and provide a more dynamic workout.

Socialize and Sweat:

  • Recreational Sports:  Gather your friends for a game of tennis, volleyball, or basketball.  Social sports offer a fun way to get your heart rate up and burn calories while enjoying friendly competition.

  • Team Training: Join a group fitness class that takes place outdoors. Boot camps, yoga sessions, or HIIT workouts in the park add a social element to your fitness routine.

Don't Forget:

  • Gardening: It may not seem like exercise, but gardening provides a surprising amount of low-impact movement. Squatting, weeding, and carrying tools keeps you active while beautifying your outdoor space.

No matter your fitness level or interests, there's an outdoor activity waiting for you. So lace up your shoes, soak up the sunshine, and get moving!


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