Ready for adventures this summer but budget looking a little less than ideal? No problem. Get outdoors and make the most of nature without spending a penny. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman or not just grab your walking boots or sneakers and get walking! Aim to keep a pace between 3-4 mph to get the most fat loss and muscle toning.
Even if you don’t own a bike you’ll be able to find bike rentals practically everywhere so no excuses! Biking is ideal for fat loss both during and after a bike ride as it can boost your body’s metabolic rate for several hours after. Also if you’ve been neglecting leg day it’ll help to balance you out.
Grab a couple friends and find your nearest river, lake or beach for those lucky few who live by the coast! There are endless sports to choose from so there will be something for everyone to enjoy. If balance is your thing try paddle boarding or surfing to test your strength and endurance. More comfortable sitting down? Give canoeing or kayaking a try for a killer upper body workout.
Swimming is amazing for cardio and targets every muscle group in your whole body without putting stress on your joints, so it’s an ideal workout for everyone! It’s also one of the best exercises you can do for burning calories and building lean muscle.
with Rio 2016 right around the corner what better time to put your fitness and your friends to the test! All you need is a bit of outdoor space so either set up your garden if you have one, or head to your nearest park and get a group of friends together. Races, long jump, obstacle courses, badminton and Frisbee are just a couple of things you could include, but get creative! Anything that gets your heart pumping is going to be good exercise!