Spring is in the air finally and the sun is trying its best to peak its head out especially here in NY. What normally happens when Spring time is here? We’ll first the heavy jackets comes off, gloves, scarfs, the warm HOT winter boots….ahhhhh a feeling of escaping and enjoying the warmth outside even if it’s for a few months. It also means time to change-up your workouts and take it outside. Time to get out of the gym, add spice and variations into your workouts.
Walking: Just take it outside. Those days you feel like not doing an intense cardio session, go for a walk. Enjoy the weather, enjoy your surroundings, take in the neighborhood, even take it to the park if there is one near by. You can burn anywhere from 250-400 calories per hour, give or take a few depending on your height or weight and fitness level.
Hiking: Hiking is one of my favorite things to do during the spring and summer months. Hiking is a great activity and a great workout for your quads, your hamstrings and especially your butt, my favorite body part to workout besides my abs. You can definitely get your heart rate up, build a sweat and burn lots of calories with hiking. On average you can burn anywhere between 300-500 calories per hour, give or take a few depending on your height, weight, fitness level and intensity of the hiking. An average 140 lbs person can burn around 388 calories per hour from hiking.
Jump Rope: Jump rope! Its cheap, easy and simple to do and you burn loads of calories. Its something most, if not all of us have done at least once or twice, or alot growing up as kids playing with our friends or family members. Who knew back then that it was a great workout!? All we knew it was fun to do, especially when able to do tricks and show off for our friends. On average a 15 minutes jump rope session you can burn around 200 calories. That’s GREAT!
Boot Camp: I love me a boot camp workout. I actually teach a boot camp workout at the park during the spring and summer seasons and I enjoy doing it very much. Boot camp workouts is like taking your total body workouts from the gym to outside, except it can be a little more intense cause with the park and outside you have stairs you can run, and there’s more room and distance for you to do shuttle runs and drills, larger space for walking lunges etc…You can burn an average of 500 plus calories per hour during an intense boot camp workout.
Time flys by real fast, so take it outside while you can and enjoy the weather.