With the super nice weather outside, it’s perfectly normal to feel uninspired about hitting the gym. So step off the boring treadmill, and take your workout outdoors!
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Below are some awesome outdoor fitness ideas that are sure-fire ways to torch calories and have fun!
1. Head to the Park
Your closest public park can be the next best thing to a gym. Take a friend for an easy jog around the park. Use the park benches for step-ups or standing push-ups and tricep dips, while the various ladders are great for legs. And don’t forget the monkey bars for a serious arm workout!
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2. Jump on Your Bike
Cycling is not only an amazing way to burn calories, but it’s also a really fun workout to do with a group of friends. Zip around the neighborhood, or head to a nearby biking trail for challenging terrain and a change of scenery. Your newly toned butt and legs will thank you!
3. Try Inline Skating
This is the best workout for you adrenaline junkies, or for the adventurous types who are looking for a new cardio challenge. Skating sculpts your butt and thighs, and also provides an awesome release from mental baggage, like dudes and school, since it demands total concentration. The best thing? You can skate just about anywhere.
4. Get Hiking
Going for a hike not only gets you in touch with nature, but it’s also one heck of a sweat session. It keeps your cardiovascular system in fighting shape, while giving the you stronger, leaner thighs and firm butt that you crave. Plus, it’s super meditative.
5. Hit the Water
Kayaking, or canoeing, is an excellent way of making the most of your summer, while getting your fitness on. Pulling the paddle against the water is great resistance, which is an intense workout for your shoulders, biceps, triceps and core. Bonus? Being on the water is sooooo peaceful.