April 03, 2018
It’s no surprise that working out in the same gym, day in and day out, can get a little boring. Not to mention, memberships in the city can go from pricey to pricier. Fortunately, you don’t need specialized gym equipment to get in the full-body workout that you need. Philadelphia offers plenty of awesome outdoor spots to exercise that’ll add the variety to your workout, which helps you to stay on track with your routine!
As the weather warms up, get creative with your physical activity and revel in the beauty of our historic city. Try these five workouts that you can practice in the city without any equipment:
When you run up stairs quickly, your heart’s ability to move blood and oxygen throughout your body is greatly improved. Eventually, your heart expands and allows you to accomplish daily tasks and exercises with more energy, leading to weight loss, decreased risk of diabetes and heart disease, and much more.
With benches and chairs scattered throughout this green oasis, you’ll be able to work the muscles in your arms with tricep dips. This unique exercise involves placing your hands behind you with a slight bend, lowering yourself down, and pushing back up.
Increasing your upper body strength not only gives you a toned look, but helps with your posture, decreases risk of injury, and boosts your metabolism!
Running for long distances may help strengthen your knees and other bones and joints, which can assist in preventing age-related bone loss.
Through relaxation techniques, yoga aids weight reduction in several ways, most notably by helping you maintain a balanced metabolism, increase muscle strength and flexibility, and improve overall athletic performance. Just as important, yoga provides mental health benefits by encouraging you to relieve stress, remain calm, and find your center of concentration.
Grab a friend or go solo — you can work your core without any equipment! Push-ups and crunches are two great exercises that you can do to tighten up your core and build muscle mass. Both will help you control your weight and reduce risk of injuries in the future.
Working out three times a week for 30 minutes may seem like a challenge, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. When you continuously choose exercises that you actually enjoy, you’ll have more motivation to stick to your regimen and fitness goals. So, soak up the beauty of Philly and get ready to feel great!