The world is your playground, or at least it can be if you have the desire to get outside and find somewhere to get in a workout. Most people want to get fitter than they already are and have varying fitness goals they want to achieve. But not all people enjoy going to the gym, and there’s nothing wrong with that. For some people going into a brightly lit room with pumping techno music full of stinky, sweaty people isn’t all that appealing, and really when it’s put like that, it’s a bit of a wonder why every gym seems constantly full of members. There are plenty of places you can work out, you just have to find the right fit for you.
If you have space, then a home gym really is an ideal place to workout. It’s extremely convenient, which really limits your excuses as to why you can’t work out every day. You can play whatever music you want and find a playlist that really gets you pumped up to push out that last set. You never have to wait for a piece of equipment, and you’re free to move around and do supersets, or tri-sets without the fear of someone coming and using a piece of equipment you were using. All you need is the right gym equipment and a good workout routine and you’re set.
Local parks are another great place to workout, especially those that have workout equipment set up – like chin-up bars, sit-up benches and other basic pieces of equipment. These are great because you can take a few resistance or power bands down with you and do a full routine using basic equipment that will give you a great workout out in the sun.
In addition to this, it’s free and you don’t have to pay weekly gym memberships. All you need is a few pieces of gym equipment and your set. Skipping ropes are another great workout tool you can take down to the park with you to set up a little circuit that might include sprints, chin-ups, pushups and box-jumps using a park bench. It pays to get creative, and to time yourself. Setting a round timer will help you push yourself and challenge yourself to instigate that growth and improvement in fitness that we all seek.
The beach is probably the most enjoyable place to workout. Running in the sand is great for your calves, leg and feet muscles and will help spur your body to rise up and meet a new challenge. Some beaches have gym equipment nearby, similar to that of a park, but even if it doesn’t, doing beach runs mixed with bear crawls, burpees, lunges, squats and pushups will give you a great workout in the sun. And the best thing about a beach workout is that after you’ve pushed yourself and worked up a great sweat, you can jump straight in the water!
The gym isn’t the only place you can get a great workout, and even if you do enjoy going to the gym regularly, there’s every reason to mix things up and throw in a few different workouts in different locations just to mix things up a bit. Like with everything, you don’t want your workouts to get stale, and maybe the best possible thing you can do is to get outside and find a new location every few weeks to do a workout. It might just give you that motivation boost and keep you enjoying your workouts.