FITNESS TRAINING OUTSIDE

Some people believe that you need a gym to get strong.  But you don't.  Our bodies weigh enough to create enough resistance on our muscles to get stronger through the correct body weight exercises.  Training outside on uneven ground that is not like the gym floor or the treadmill is a challenge within itself.  Try running on loose rock down by the lake.  Challenge your balance and see how you feel after only a short distance.

Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka

Using nature is a great way to get healthy fit and strong for life.  If the sun is shining you get to absorb the vitamin D from the sun which we all need for healthy strong bones, breath fresh air, take on the beautiful scenery that Wanaka provides us with

Step Ups

Step Ups

 

 If you’re out running try to do interval training next time or change up your run or walk with exercises along the way. A simple way to interval train is to run or walk hard for a certain amount of minutes or seconds and then take the same time to recover and lower your heart rate before going hard again. This is a lot harder than running at the same speed for an hour.

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Jumping about on park benches, rocks or anything is one of my favourite ways to change up a boring old run or walk and make it more intense. You will find that incorporating exercises into a run you will become tired a lot faster and wont need to run for so long. It is endless what you can do. Just use your imagination and your run or walk will become more interesting.
Here are a few examples of exercises that can be done.