Outdoor Exercise Beats Training in the Gym

Tuesday, 28th January 2014 12:00 am

Do you want to get fit but hate going to the gym?

Outdoor exercise has many benefits – its free, you get to exercise in the fresh air, and you don’t have to queue up to get on the treadmill!

Here are some tips to help you take your fitness regime outdoors:

Make use of your local park

Last year there was a surge in the popularity of outdoor exercise equipment, as more and more public parks aim to make fitness more accessible to all. This effectively creates a huge outdoor gym that is open to everyone and doesn’t cost you a penny.

Not only do you have plenty of space for cardio training, the outdoor exercise equipment allows you to create circuits so you can perform dips, press ups, shoulder press, lunges to name a few.

Unlike traditional gym equipment, outdoor fitness equipment can offer a more interesting and fun way to exercise. Our ‘Training Buddies’ range boasts a full circuit with over 100 different exercises and our ‘Trim Trail’ range that tests upper and lower body strength, coordination, agility and overall stamina.

Most towns and cities also have running clubs who meet at the park regularly, which is a great way to get active and to meet new people.

Exercise with your partner

Training with your other half has a number of benefits that could help to break down any barriers that could prevent you from achieving your goal. You won’t have to sacrifice any time away from your partner to exercise and it will give you more time to bond. Exercise releases ‘happy chemicals’ into the brain and helps you to de-stress, so if you exercise together then it could benefit your relationship.

Mix it up!

Keep your workouts varied so that you don’t get stuck in a rut and bored of the same routine. This will help you to remain focused on your goals and it will keep you interested. After all, variety is the spice of life!

Watch our ‘Training Buddies’ video below to give you some more inspiration.

For more information on our Training Buddies range, request a brochure.