It's been a long winter, but spring is finally in the air. Many of us have spent the last winter cooped up indoors even more than a typical year -- which this past year certainly has not been! If you're able, it's time to get outside and get moving. Here are 4 outdoor workouts to try this spring.
Take a Hike or an Awe-Walk
If you prefer your workouts a little less structured and intense, all you really need is a good pair of shoes, a bottle of water, and hopefully some sunny weather. A hike doesn't have to leave you sweaty and gasping for breath. If you choose a trail that's surrounded by the beauty of nature, and direct your focus outward rather than inward, a 15-minute (or longer) awe-walk can reduce your stress and boost your mental and physical health.
20-Minute Outdoor Workout for Beginners
If you're new to working out, or you're getting back into it following a prolonged period of downtime, this 20-Minute Outdoor Workout for Beginners is for you. This workout is a great way to get into the swing of things and get some fresh air. All the moves are bodyweight exercises -- no equipment is required other than the right mindset. There are quick GIF videos to show you the correct form. What are you waiting for?
12-Minute Outdoor HIIT
If you're looking for an anywhere, anytime, excuse-proof, no-equipment-required workout that only requires a short (but intense) time commitment, this is it. This 12-Minute Outdoor HIIT workout ticks all the right boxes. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. You go "all-out" for short intervals followed by a scheduled, brief rest period. There's even a quick GIF video as well as a written explanation of each and every move. No excuses. Only results.
Burn Fat, Build Muscle Bodyweight Plan
If you think you can't get an effective, muscle-building, fat-burning workout outside of the gym, this 3-week get-ripped-anywhere work-out plan would like a word with you.
We hope these outdoor workouts get you outside and get you moving this spring.