I love taking my workout outdoors. There is something about breathing in fresh air, that helps you push a little bit harder. It’s also a nice change from being in the gym. I’m super lucky over here in Australia with the beach being so close. I can get my daily ocean fix and workout done in the same go. To take your workout outside it doesn’t just need to be at the beach either. You really can do a good workout outdoors anywhere, like a park, the forest or even your own backyard. My F.I.T. programs are designed to have your own gym at home, so you don’t need to be tied down to a gym membership. I've even included a workout for you below, where you don't need any equipment at all. Still need convincing? Well here are just a few of the benefits exercising outdoors will give you.
1. It helps you focus
It can get a little crowded at the gym, which also means you can get a little distracted, comparing yourself to others and how their bodies are. When you take the workout outdoors, you only have you to focus on. There also aren’t any mirrors outside, so no more getting distracted with what your hair's doing, the pimple on your chin or worrying about your red face.
2. Boost your vitamin D levels with the sunshine
Whilst you want to be careful exposing yourself to the sun unprotected, there are many benefits to getting a daily dose of sunlight. When we are exposed to the sun on our skin, it helps our body’s production of Vitamin D3, which is extremely important for bone health and your metabolic function. Just make sure you wear some sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself against harmful rays.
3. It saves you money
Gym memberships can be costly, and whilst you do need a gym for more specialised training, you can actually get an extremely good workout with no equipment at all. Think of the hundreds of dollars you could save, even if you stopped your gym membership over the summer months. If you are little stuck for outdoor workout ideas that don’t need any equipment, check out the video below.