Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to get some fresh air into your exercise routine.
Studies have shown including outdoor exercise can have a great benefit on health. Research links outdoor activity to improved mental health and stress reduction, boosted self-esteem and reduction in tension, anger, confusion and depression.
Though the benefits of outdoor exercise are undeniable, the great outdoors doesn’t offer access the technology and equipment you’ll find in a gym.
At SWEAT, we try our best to blend exposure to fresh air with a solid gym workout. When the weather is nice, the glass garage doors on the side of our building stay open. We will also take our personal training clients outside to the school yard next door to run sprints, jump rope, do lunges and other exercises. If you’re working out on your own, take a break from your circuit to do a quick sprint down the block and back.
Our twice-a-week spin class will even wheel the bikes outside when the weather is nice to make the most of the fresh air.
Highland Park Gym offers SWEAT in the Park at Klyde Warren Park
In addition to the ways we try to mix outdoor exercise with gym exercise, our general manager, Joe Long teaches a free boot camp at Klyde Warren Park every Saturday at 9am. This camp provides the perfect opportunity for you to get outside with your spouse, friends and even kids (our workouts are safe for kids over 13, as long as they’re accompanied by a parent) to get in a good to bring in the weekend.
No need to bring any equipment to the park, just show up. The workout begins at 9am. Watch our Facebook page for announcements about weather-related cancelations.
As an added bonus, when you join Joe for his boot camp at Klyde Warren Park, we’ll give you one free week to workout at our Highland Park gym. Give our boot camp a try, and then come in to SWEAT to check out our group exercise classes such as Tread and Shred, Spin, Yoga and Aerial Art classes.
When the sun comes out and the weather warms up, make a point to get outside for at least 15 minutes a day. The vitamin D you’ll soak up from the sun can help prevent obesity and diabetes, heart disease, depression and even cancer.