Look Outside For Your Gym

35720456_10156423236973607_7849563336332017664_nWhen the weather is amazing, take advantage of it and get your workout in while enjoying the beauty and fresh air. No Gym = No Problem. The outdoors can be your gym!

Here’s some things to look for when you’re outside that equate to an incredible full body workout.

  1. Stairs – If you’re looking for a high intensity workout, look no further than a set of stairs. You’ll work your cardiovascular system and condition your legs. You can run or walk the stairs and either way, you’ll be huffing and puffing right out of the starting gates.
  2. Hill – Find a short hill and do repeats for an incredible cardio workout.
  3. Park – Any community park is a fabulous location for a full body workout. You can use the monkey bars for chin-ups. A bench or step is great for performing step ups or box jumps. You can climb or jump your way to a fitter you.
  4. Curbs – You can use a curb to perform stepups, running up and down or modified burpees.
  5. Rocks – Heavy rocks can be lifted overhead or pressed for upper body strength.
  6. Sand – Sand running or performing walking lunges or squats in the sand can develop leg and ankle strength and stability.
  7. Poles – You can wrap an exercise tube around a pole or tree and perform rows, presses, torso rotations and more.
  8. Bench – Rather than just sitting on it, try some Tricep Dips, Bicycles or Stepups.
  9. Log – You can stand on it on one leg to condition your balance system or try stepping up and down onto it or hold a V-position for your core.
  10. Trees – You can pull or push against a tree or you can wrap tubes around a tree to perform pulls and presses.

If you don’t have a gym membership, you now have no excuses to get your workout in. Enjoy the scenery!

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan


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Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at nwpersonaltraining.com.

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