I’ve been a gym rat for a long time. There’s no doubt a well stocked gym can keep a gym rat like me occupied for a few hours at least. But, getting outside in nature is literally a whole other world. Outdoor workouts just feel different. They can be kick ass hard core or relaxing. When you take your workout outside to a beautiful park, you’ll feel your energy is on a whole other level. It’s more calming without fluorescent lights, mirrors and people with poor spacial judgement getting up in your zone. And, you don’t have to “work in” with anyone.
The best part is, you don’t need anything when you get your fitness on in a park. Here are some creative lower and upper body exercises that only require a sturdy picnic bench. You can do any of these exercises for time or for reps. Enjoy, and let me know what you think of these moves!