OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO FIRE UP YOUR METABOLISM.

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3 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO FIRE UP YOUR METABOLISM.

Outdoor running or hiking is time for you

Trail running is an awesome outdoor activity

1. Trail Running: Trail running is a great way to work your quads, calves, glutes, core and get in your cardio for the day!

You don’t have to run dozens of miles for your body to receive the benefits of running on the road less traveled! The offroad trail works your body in different ways than a concrete road or treadmill. For example, when running downhill, you use your quads to slow down your pace so you don’t go too fast, which will, in turn, build strength and definition. On the opposite end, running uphill will target your calves and use your glutes for power to get up the hill.  Also, the inconsistency of the trail will require you to use your core muscles to keep yourself stabilized while you run. The most important benefits are being outdoors, breathing in fresh air, and spending time in nature to renew yourself.

Where can I do this activity?

If you want an outdoors, nature run, then go to Ceres Park in Sewell NJ(visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ceres-Park/104439562948681 for more info). A unique place to run is on the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden NJ, which has many places to eat nearby, like Cafe Ole (147 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) after you get done your run!

Bike riding outdoors in the open sun

Biking close to nature

2. Mountain Biking: Mountain Biking will give your legs the workout it needs this summer!

Unlike using a stationary bike at home or the gym, using a real bike will allow you to enjoy the scenery outside, the ever-changing ground, and the feel of fresh air and wind hitting your body as you pedal. Who doesn’t love a challenging bike ride to work on your fitness? Mountain biking specifically works your quads, hamstrings, calves, glutes, core, and arms; making it the perfect workout for you to try this season.

Where can I do this activity?

If you have your own bike already, then you can head to any trail that you like! Our favorite places to go are Blueberry Hill in Gibbsboro NJ(visit https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/blueberry-hill-trail to learn more info about this trail) and Black Run Preserve in Evesham Township NJ(visit https://blackrun.org/ for more info).

Outdoor Fitness on the water

Canoeing and kayaking in the Pinelands

3. Kayaking or Canoeing: Kayaking or Canoeing are not only fun activities but also great upper body workouts!

Want to get a taste of the water on a lake or river? Try kayaking/canoeing for a refreshing and fun exercise! You can work your obliques, core, lower back, shoulders, and arms while coasting down a peaceful water route!

Where can I do this activity?

There are many places that offer this activity like Pineland Adventures in Shamong NJ(visit http://www.pinelandsadventures.org/ for more info), Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental in Chatsworth NJ(visit http://www.mickscanoerental.com/ for more info), and Cowboy Mike’s Canoe & Kayak Rental in Cherry Hill NJ(visit http://www.cowboymikescanoerental.com/ for more info). You also can buy your own and find a lake/river near you that you are allowed to use!

If you have any questions about these activities or want other ways to get fit this summer, contact us at 856-489-5656 or click here. If you need more guidance check out our 6 week challenge starting soon. 

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