Do you need a little variety in your workouts? Sometimes the gym just plain old gets boring, let’s face it. I have found that taking my own workouts outdoors, as well as my clients’ workouts outdoors, really can make a difference in attitude.
For one thing, adding the distraction of beautiful scenery, such as what we have in Seattle at the Ballard Locks, is a great way to add some motivation and enthusiasm towards the workout. Who wouldn’t enjoy working out to Great Blue Heron “fly-bys” and Harbor Seals swimming by? Ok, maybe our focus is a little distracted at times, but the overall feeling of the workout is a very positive one.
What the great outdoors has to offer is variety. In our bootcamp classes, such as the one in the video, we use exercise tubing, stairs, and anything else that can be incorporated into the workout, such as benches or trails. There is so much that can be done on stairs, for example, from walking or running them at different intensities, to squats or taking the stairs sideways.
Watch this video of our recent outdoor bootcamp!
When you need a breath of fresh air, take your workout outdoors.