If you’re looking for a cheap and fun way to exercise, you may want to look outside the walls of your local gym. There are endless amounts of ways to stay in shape in the great outdoors!
Sure, a workout in the convenience of your apartment community fitness center (like the one at Reside on Surf in Chicago) is a great place to squeeze in a workout in a time crunch, or when the weather is far from perfect. But mixing up your usual routine with some outdoor workouts can be a refreshing change, and a great way to explore your neighborhood and city!
The outdoors is built for cardio training. Running and biking trails can be found in just about any location, whether you’re in a big city or a small town. If you are one of the few that are not near a trail or path, luckily you can create your own!
Challenge yourself with hills and stairs. Whether it’s at the local high school bleachers or one of the neighborhood’s steepest streets, you are sure to give yourself a calorie-burning workout that will leave you feeling accomplished.
Parks aren’t just for children. Benches and playground equipment are perfect for push ups, pull ups, step ups, squats and more.
How do you workout outdoors? Share your best outdoor workouts in the comments!