Outdoor Exercises – No Equipment Required!
As the days start to get warmer, we all crave to be outside being active. That’s why, we once again teamed up with Orangetheory Fitness for this great outdoors workout – no equipment required! Let’s get to it!
Ready to tackle Spring with these outdoor exercises?
It’s that time of year where temperatures are rising and the spring season is quickly approaching.
More and more people are taking advantage of the beautiful weather by moving their daily workout routine outdoors. There are several exercises you can do at a nearby park or in the comfort of your own backyard to get your body summer ready.
Below are four outdoor exercises that Orangetheory Fitness Trainer, Kristen Aughe recommends for this spring season.
To start off your outdoor workout, you will begin in a standing position with your feet just outside shoulder-width apart.
You will then jump up and come back down to a squatting position – keeping your back straight and butt out. Without pausing, jump up again and repeat the motion.
To obtain the best results, three sets of 20 squat jumps are recommended.
Begin with your right leg, stepping it forward to a 90-degree angle by bending your knee, simultaneously lifting onto the ball of your back foot.
You will then switch and repeat with your left leg in a walking forward motion. To challenge yourself, carry dumbbells in each hand as you complete each lunge.
It is recommended to complete two sets (there and back) from whatever distance you chose.
Start in a squat position with your hands placed on the ground directly in front of you. You will then jump your feet back, transitioning to a plank position.
Complete one push-up, jump your feet back so that they land just outside of your hands, reach your arms over your head and explosively jump up into the air. Lastly, land and immediately lower back into a squat position for your next rep.
This motion consists of one burpee, it is recommended to complete three sets of 10.
Starting in a traditional plank position, you will pop your feet out about a foot away from your original starting point.
You will then return to your regular plank position by popping your feet back in, just like you would in a normal standing jumping jack exercise.
It is recommended to complete three sets of 25.
There’s nothing better than getting some fresh air and enjoying the great outdoors while getting in a great workout!
Use these warmer days to your workout advantage and get out there and crush these outdoor exercises!
Kristen Aughe is certified as an ISSA personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She currently coaches at Orangetheory Fitness Downtown Phoenix, Moon Valley and Scottsdale Mayo.
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