I know in the last week or so it hasn't been the weather to inspire exercise outside, but there is still something special for me in training outside and making the most of the environment that is around you.
We are living in such a great place to make the most of our environment around us, we have local parks, beaches, hills, mountain bike tracks, the sea for kayaking and SUP the list could go on and on.
I must admit the views when half way through training a client or my bootcamp class when on Ryde beach with the sun coming up it is difficult not to stop and smile! Similarly it certainly seems to give an added motivation to my clients as well. When you see an early morning sunrise like the one to the left it is hard to have a bad day when it starts like this!
One major problem that most people have when working out outside is the lack of equipment such as dumbbells and barbells. This has always been a problem for outdoors Personal Trainers. This was until the inventions of my favourite bit of portable kit the TRX Suspension Training Kit. This along with a mixture of resistance bands, bodyweight, kettlebells, boxing gloves and pads make the heart and soul of all of my outdoor sessions. Using the environment such as benches, trees, marked pitches and beaches along side some little extras from me thrown in means I am able to keep the workouts fun, inventive and most importantly effective. Add in to the mix a little extra bit of vitamin D then what more could you ask for!
If you haven't done so already make sure you get out and make the most of the beautiful Island that we live on. If you make exercise outside into a habit now then you are more likely to keep it going through the winter months too.
I hope that this blog has giving you some motivation to get out there and get active. whether it is just going for a walk along your local seafront, getting the bike out the shed or going for a run we are so spoiled on the Island with beautiful motivational views.
If it has motivated you but you would like a hand with what to do then PB Fitness Personal Training or PB Fitness Bootcamps are just the thing for you.
Many thanks for reading