When the sun is shining, sometimes all you want to do is be outside. Instead of lounging by the pool, torch calories with these fun activities!
Nothing gets your heart rate up like running hills. Get your cardio in and tone every inch of your legs by hitting the trail. Beautiful scenery, cool mountain air, and constant variation will switch up your running routine and keep it interesting. Trails range from easy to difficult, so you can always find something for your fitness level.
Paddle Board Yoga
Take your practice outside – and onto the water. An unstable surface like a paddle board challenges your core, balance, and mindfulness. You’ll experience poses and engage muscles differently than you would on land. Plus, you’ll get the serene benefits of being near water. Find a class near you and be sure to wear a bathing suit!
This full-body workout is both fun and invigorating! Plenty of climbing gyms offer outdoor trips that you can sign up for, or you can plan on going with a trusted friend who knows what they’re doing. Make sure to wear a helmet to protect your head, and always double-check your gear to make sure it is secured correctly. Afraid of heights? Bouldering routes don’t go as high as top rope routes and you can still work on boosting your muscles.
Hit the court for a slam sesh. Summer is the perfect time to get back into the swing of tennis. Grab a partner and get your heart pumping! This activity is great to do with friends, but is challenging enough to help you work up a sweat while strengthening both your arms and legs. As an added bonus, tennis outfits are trending in street style looks. Check out our famous skorts here.
Parks often have built-in circuit equipment for a great outdoor workout. Run around the park and perform all the exercises — or, make up your own! See below for a full-body park workout. The only equipment you’ll need is a park bench!
12 bench jumps –Jump squarely up onto the bench with both feet. After you’ve landed, step down. That’s 1 rep.
12 step-ups – Step up onto the bench with your left leg. Then step back down. Complete on your right side. That’s 1 rep.
12 tricep dips – Face away from the bench. Put your palms back behind you on the bench, and support yourself with your feet. Push your body up using your triceps, then lower back down. That’s 1 rep.
12 elevated pushups – Place your palms on the bench, then complete pushups like you normally would. That’s 1 rep. The elevated pushup is easier to complete for pushup newbies!
Repeat 4 times.