Hello, sun. Get motivated by warmer weather and energize your workout with these fun outdoor activities.
Even professional trainers will agree: Staying in shape is definitely more fun in the sun. It’s less monotonous, more therapeutic, and frankly just more enjoyable. Now that we’ve officially entered spring, dust off your road bike, grab a wet suit, and take your workout outdoors. Here, seven trainers and coaches share favorite activities and drills they do when the weather is nice.
When the weather outside is wonderful, who wants to spend any time in a stuffy gym? Instead, gather the family and invite your friends to join you out-of-doors for a calorie-blasting good time. These activities make it easy to enjoy the season--and still lose weight, stay motivated, and build sexy, show-off muscles.
See how many calories you'll burn during each of these warm-weather exercises.
( Based on a 200 lb. person)
Practice Your Serve Grab a pal for a game of tennis. Calories Burned Per Hour: 544
Spike Your Fat Burn Play beach volleyball with the family.Calories Burned Per Hour: 544
Sneak in Freestyle Fitness Swim laps while the kids splash each other.Calories Burned Per Hour: 476
Pedal off the Pounds Go for a bike ride.CaloriesBurned Per Hour: 476
Batter Up! Join the office softball game.Calories Burned Per Hour: 340
Hit the Trails Take a hike in the woods.Calories Blasted Per Hour: 442
Float Your Boat Paddle off on a canoeing excursion.Calories Burned Per Hour: 340
Get Tee'd Off Play golf (and carry your own clubs!).Calories Burned Per Hour: 306
Dig In, Get Dirty Finally catch up on your gardening.Calories Burned Per Hour: 306
Window Shop Stroll around town.Calories Burned Per Hour: 238 ( my personal favorite!) Carry heavy goodie bags, burn more calories...ha!