Go Summers, Go!
I don’t know about you, but I have trouble working out indoors this time of the year. Machines, barbells, treadmills and barre class are all great for staying fit, but sometimes it's nice to take a break from the gym.
Lately my clients and I have been training in the great outdoors. Not only do we get a great sweat session, but being outside means breathing in the fresh mountain air, enjoying a beautiful change in scenery and getting a healthy dose of vitamin D.
Plus, a study from The University of Essex shows that "Green Exercise" (engaging in physical activity whilst being exposed to nature) improves self esteem and mood.
My client and dear friend, Summers has been on a "Kick To Get Fit" this summer. Her fitness plan is brilliant in its simplicity! She loves going for a long walk or bike ride in the morning, followed by quick and efficient weight training sessions.
She does not love the gym.....exercising among other sweaty gym goers just isn’t for everyone.
Here is her workout from this week. It’s all upper body and core work so she can save those legs for hiking and biking outdoors.
Quick Upper Body and Core Workout
Equipment we used:
- Set of 5-lb hand weights
- Exercise mat
- Gymboss Interval Timer
This workout takes 20 minutes. You’ll do each exercise for 30 seconds before moving immediately on to the next (no breaks in between exercises). Once you’ve gone through the whole circuit, rest for 60 seconds. Repeat twice more for a total of 3 times through the exercises.