Everybody wants to get outside as much as possible, especially now, when so many of us have been cooped up inside due to the pandemic. Working out is certainly more invigorating when you can do it outdoors. To make sure you can take in the fresh air while getting fit, we’ve put together a can’t-miss list of exercises that you can easily do outside.
Squat ‘til You Drop
The mere mention of squatting is enough to elicit a groan from most people, but you can’t deny that squats provide one heck of a workout. That’s particularly true for your derriere, your thighs, and your calves. If you want a booty that never stops, then put on some soft activewear, put on your favorite playlist, grab your earbuds, and head outside.
Listen to songs that motivate you and squat to the beat. As soon as the song reaches the chorus, hold your squat as low as you can go. Repeat for as many songs as you can stand.
If you want to find a full-body workout that you can do outside, then you should consider Krav Maga. The Israel Defense Forces developed Krav Maga, which combines Aikido, boxing, Judo, karate, and wrestling. It’s more than a workout — it’s a fighting style. Not only will it work your arms, legs, and core, but it’s also one of the most effective self-defense workouts you’ll ever come across. You’ll be ready to kick butt and take names.
Fun on the Trampoline
Are you more interested in unconventional workouts? No problem! In a throwback to childhood, why not think about bouncing around on a trampoline? It sounds like fun – and it is – but doing aerobics on a trampoline can also offer a high-intensity workout that will make you feel the burn. Plus, it’s family time and a workout!
Jogging is great, but sometimes you want to move faster. To have fun while you sweat, you can once again channel your childhood as you put together a fitness routine. Grab a pair of roller skates or blades and head out to the nearby boardwalk or park. Zip your way along the sidewalks in your city. You can burn some serious calories as you skate.
Hop on Your Bike
Taking a bike ride around the neighborhood is pleasant. To get sweaty and burn calories, however, you need something a bit more intense. Look up different trails in your area and prepare for a day of mountain biking. Not only will you get your cardio in, but you also get to spend the day surrounded by nature. The exercise will be good for your body, and the scenery
will be good for your soul.
Yoga in the Park
Yoga may not seem high impact, but it can get your heart pumping, especially if you do it outside. Make sure you have lightweight, comfortable activewear and a yoga mat, then head to your backyard or local park. You may even be able to join a class, but there’s nothing wrong with having a solo yoga date while you enjoy the fresh air.
There are plenty of sports that can ensure you get your daily dose of cardio. Not only can you and your friends indulge in a game of hoops, but you can also take this exercise a step further. Why not look into amateur coaching? You can stay active while filling a helpful role for local kids or teams in your area. Are you ready to head outside and start sweating? Let us know which exercises you intend to do outdoors!
About the author: Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness.