Happy Fall! The summer is officially over, the days are getting shorter, and the cool air is settling in. Before we know it we’ll be bundling up to brace for snow and freezing cold temps. It’s the perfect time to get outside and take advantage of the crisp Fall air!
This time of year is usually when I start laying off the nightly summer ice cream runs and get into some kind of workout routine. This year, I’m struggling a little bit to get into a routine without the ability to go to my usual group fitness classes each week. As a result, I’ve been looking for different options besides running for working out outside. Here are some of the outdoor workouts that I’m loving right now.
1. Outdoor yoga. It’s a busy, transitional time of year and I think we could all use a little zen right now. Get your flow going by joining in on a socially distanced outdoor yoga class or streaming your own class on your phone. My go-to yoga classes to stream are Corepower and Melissa Wood Health.
2. Leaf peeping hikes. The leaves on the trees are officially starting to change which means it’s prime time to get yourself to the top of a hill or mountain. Hikes are great because you can pretty much make them as easy or as difficult as you want. If the views are distracting enough, sometimes it doesn’t even feel like a workout!
3. Jump rope. When’s the last time you jumped rope? In my opinion, jumping rope is a very underrated activity. It’s just one, small piece of equipment, it’s easy to do almost anywhere, and it’s a super good workout for both cardio and leg/core strength training. Order one on Amazon here.
4. A leisurely bike ride. My favorite way to spend a Sunday is by using a bike as my mode of transportation around the city. I go to my favorite scenic spots and make some stops along the way. If you don’t have a bike or aren’t feeling like actually traveling while you cycle, see if your favorite spin studio is hosting outdoor classes! To name a few in Boston, Soul Cycle, B/Spoke, Turnstyle are all hosting outdoor classes still!
5. Rollerblading. I can’t actually confirm that I’ve ever roller bladed outside, but I really like the idea of it. If you’re able to get some momentum going, it looks like a really fun workout. Plus, your coolness points are guaranteed to skyrocket.