Easy and Fun Ways You Can Get Outside and Get Active

Are you looking to get active this summer but don’t belong to a gym? Well, you are in luck because it is the perfect time to change up your workout routine! Outside activities are fun and a great way to break a sweat this summer. With these four outdoor exercises, you will be getting into shape, enjoying the beautiful weather, and creating memories at the same time!

1—Bike. Remember how much fun biking was when you were little? Well, it’s still fun and it’s also a great form of exercise to work your leg muscles and get your heart rate up. Plan a day trip and take a visit to one of the many great parks in the New York City area. One of my favorites is Liberty State Park in Jersey City. With beautiful views of the NYC skyline and several different paths to ride on, you will be sure to have a fun and active day. A pair of cropped leggings with a fun pattern for a touch of style is the best choice of attire to keep you comfortable on your ride. Don’t forget to pack water, protein bars, and a camera for any stops that you take throughout your ride.

2—Run. The great part of running is that you can do it pretty much anywhere. Create a course around your neighborhood or town, or if you prefer a quieter area, head to a local park or running trail. No worries if you haven’t run before; work your way into this effective exercise by alternating between walking and jogging every few minutes. Invest in a pair of good running sneakers in order to maximize comfort and prevent any injuries.

3—Yoga. If you haven’t tried yoga before, summer is the perfect time to start the practice. Channel your inner zen and head outside to connect with nature and enjoy some sun salutations. Grab a towel or purchase a brightly colored yoga mat. If you are new to yoga, check out a yoga website for a list of great beginner yoga poses to build a strong foundation for the practice.

4—Tennis. Whether you are looking to improve your strokes or just want to change up your workout with a fun game, head over to the courts this summer. Get together a group of three friends to play a doubles match; this will be sure to spark some friendly competition among your squad. Fitting in a good workout and laughing with your besties at the same time? Yes, please!

If you are looking for some fun ways to get your body moving this summer, be sure to try some of these options. What outdoor sports and activities are you doing this summer? Let me know in the comments below!

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Jacquelyn Kaiser

I am a junior at Marist College, where I am studying Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Public Relations.

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