Even though fall is in the air and the temperature is starting to drop, that doesn’t mean we have to give in to the season and move all of our workouts inside until spring comes around again. Even though I live in the rainy city, when we’re not drowning from the torrential downpours we’ve been having lately, it’s actually the perfect temperature outside to get a sweat on! So since time to enjoy an outdoor workout is ticking down, I thought I’d put together a little park bench workout for you all to try out.
I’m actually a huge fan of doing workouts like these because, depending on how your outdoor space is set up, you can incorporate some running intervals or sprints in between the different exercises to keep your heart rate up. The park I like to do this at has a trail that’s a little under a mile around and has park benches pretty evenly spaced out on the course. I like to do one set of 15 reps of a different exercise every time I make it to a bench on the trail and then sprint to the next bench and do a different exercise. I usually go around the trail 3 times for a full workout, but you can modify this to work with the space you have available to you and the amount of time you have to spend at the park for your workout.
Here are some examples of how to do the exercises if you have questions on any of the moves:
If you’re looking for more park bench workout ideas, check out some of these workouts below:
- Outdoor Workout: Tone Every Inch On a Park Bench via Shape Magazine
- Firm Up in Fresh Air: 8 Outdoor Bench Moves via Self Magazine
- How to Exercise Using a Park Bench via Instructables
Questions of the Day:
Do you enjoy outdoor workouts?
How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?
What’s your favorite exercise move?
Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer, nor any type of an exercise professional. All of this information is based on my own personal experience and information I found online. Please check with your doctor before starting an exercise program and always do what works best for you and your body.