Are you the type of person that does the same walking route every day? Are you
getting bored with your regular bike path? Do you find it hard to fit the recommended guidelines of 2 days of strength training into your week? Re-think your route by finding
opportunities to make it more exciting and build strength at the same time! Below are
some ideas of how to use landmarks on your course to spice up your routine.*
Stairs or school bleachers – Running or walking up steps is terrific for training the lower body. Double up your steps for higher intensity.
Benches – Exercise the upper body with incline or decline pushups and tricep dips.
Hills – Add intensity by running, hopping, or lunging up the hill. Not only will you feel this in your glutes, but your heart rate will increase.
Jungle gyms – Release your inner child (and encourage your own child to go with you)! Try chin-ups, hanging from the bars, swinging from the monkey bars, or “Superman” back extensions using the swings.
Basketball court – Shuffle, sprint, lunge or hop back and forth over the lines on the court to get your heart pumping.
What can you find on your route to re-invent your routine? Need some ideas? Contact
a CORE Wellness coach today!
*Always be aware of your surroundings and the safety of these exercises if you have