For many people, the new year means a renewed desire to focus on health, wellness, and fitness. Yet, this year, it seems to be a bit harder to achieve this. After all, many gyms and fitness facilities are either closed or simply too dangerous to attend during the pandemic. Do you really want to run on a treadmill wearing a mask? Probably not.
Exercising outdoors is a great alternative, especially in one of the parks in Holding Village like the Gathering Place, Longview Mews, or Picnic Park. Get out and soak up some vitamin D with one of these fun and sporty activities:
This one is super easy to do, at least the first few reps! A side leap targets inner thighs, quads, calves, and glutes. Simply stand on a flat surface with your feet together. Bend your knees and hop as far as you can to your right, landing on the ball of your right foot. Without returning your left foot to the ground, bend your right knee and hop as far as you can to the left. Maintain this constant motion and try completing 20 reps (20 hops per side). Whew – you’ll be feeling it after this!
No treadmill? No problem! Grab a towel and a timer and torch your body fat without any equipment at all.
After completing a circuit or 2 of these exercises, you won’t believe you ever spent a monthly fee to go to the gym and use fancy workout equipment!
If you want to burn more calories during your outdoor workout without having to run longer, give trail running a try. Thanks to the rocky, uneven terrain, your body has to work harder with every step. This makes it a more intense and effective workout compared to running on flat pavement.
Don’t let another day go by before you take your fitness goals seriously and you can do it without going far from your new home at Holding Village. New year, new you!