So your ready to hit the gym hard, you have finally made the commitment to yourself to start working out and living a healthy lifestyle. You join a local gym, and start a M-F routine. The first few weeks are great, your feeling good about yourself and your body is starting to reap the benefits of a healthy new you! As the weeks go by, the feeling of excitement of going to the gym starts to fade, and turns monotonous and boring. You’ve changed your routine, and bounced from the treadmill to the bike to the elliptical, but you still get the same repetitive, lackluster feeling. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! In fact this is one of the main reasons people start to fade away from the gym, and before you know it, your motivation is non-existent and you’re paying $50.00 a month for a fancy gym keychain.
Exercising outdoors can save your life!!
Well that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it can definitely keep you from getting burned out at the gym, and help save your fitness lifestyle from fading. Exercising outdoors, can actually help you reach your goals faster than you think and the benefits of working out outside compared to inside are far greater!
You’ll Last Longer!
Exercising outside, with new faces and scenery is a great way to combat that boring feeling you’ve been having at the gym lately. Also when you are distracted by new things during your workout, you are less likely to think about the burn in your legs, or the amount of time you have spent working out. Your normal 30 minute run could turn into 45min or even an hour!
You’ll Workout on Your Time!
Forget changing your daily schedule for the gym to avoid the “busy time”, or being worried about making a class on time. Exercising outside can be done anytime you want, the outdoors is open 24/7. Im sure some of you know how annoying it is to be waiting for a machine, or leave a machine for 5 seconds only to come back to it and have someone using it. Be your own fitness boss and make your own schedule to workout, when and where you want!
You’ll Burn More Calories!
Lets face it, most of us are working out to burn calories, lose weight, or strengthen your body. Exercising outside can actually help you burn more calories than in a gym. How you ask…well when working out, the hotter it is, the harder your body is going to be working to cool itself off, which in-turn burns more calories. Coupled with working out longer, as mentioned above, your outdoor workout just kicked your inside workout’s butt!
You’ll Become More Intelligent!
Sounds crazy right?? According to author, Dr. Jo Barton; “Closeness to nature increases our well-being—it has an immunizing effect by protecting us from future stresses and helping us concentrate and think more clearly”. Ok, so exercising outdoors wont get you a Ph. D. like Dr. Jo Barton, but it will refresh the mind and help you think more clearly, which can result in more intelligent decision making and thought process. Still not sold? Here’s one I think we all can agree on…exercising outside saves you money! Skip the gym membership and keep your exercises outside, or buy a cheaper membership that can be used when weather does not permit outdoor activities. Anyway you look at it, exercising outdoors has multiple benefits that can help you reach your goals, and can help you stay motivated and prevent getting burned out at the gym. Book a fitness retreat today with 1Team Fitness, and experience fun, exciting and enjoyable outdoor activities and game changing workouts! http://1teamfitness.com/beach-boot-camp-vacation-pricing/