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LETTING THE BENEFITS OUT

Date: 

Friday, 15 April, 2016

Okay so it’s getting warmer, lighter and I thought this week we would discuss benefits of exercising outside. This morning I asked our coaches what are the top benefits of exercising outside, contributing to physical health and wellbeing!


Here are the top 5!

:: ONE 

There are 100 times more germs in the gym environment than outdoors

:: TWO

Being outdoors creates a community setting which increases socialising and commitment. This yields consistency to turn up as Parkers don't want to let their fellow Parkers down 

:: THREE
You burn more calories when exercising outside down to the wind and different terrain which forces you to work harder

:: FOUR
Sunlight generates Vitamin D which is essential for healthy bones
 
:: FIVE
Outdoor workouts are great for your mood – tons of research pieces show connection between spending time outside and reductions in stress

Our coaches had tons of tips but I had to whittle them down. Thanks for posting them team! 

HOME WEEKEND WORKOUT

If you cannot make it down to one of our 67 classes this weekend here's a 15minute workout to kick start your day! 

Weekend workout
(Duration 15 minutes)

Warm Up
Running on the spot
30secs on | 30secs rest (3sets)
 
Star Jumps
30secs on | 30secs rest (2sets)
 
Dynamic stretches
Straight Leg Hamstring swings x 10 each leg
Standing Side Leg raises x 10 reps each leg
Trunk twists x 10 reps each side
 
Main Workout
Squats 30secs on | 30secs rest
Mountain Climbers 30secs on | 30secs rest
Burpees 30secs on | 30secs rest
Abs Crunches 30secs on | 30secs rest
(do the above 4 times)
 
Remember to cool down with some developmental stretches and hold for 15 to 20seconds. Hope you enjoy and tweet at me @BornBarikor your workout face!

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