The Benefits of Outdoor Fitness

In a world that often revolves around indoor spaces and technology, there's something quite refreshing about taking your workout routine outdoors. Phones off, beast mode on! Whether it's tackling a combat session on one of our outdoor rigs or taking it away from the gym altogether for a brisk jog through the park, a challenging hike or a calming yoga session in the garden. Exercising outside offers benefits for both the body and the mind. Let's explore some of the reasons to take your fitness routine into the great outdoors… 

Be at one with nature. 
One of the most significant advantages of outdoor workouts is the opportunity to connect with nature. Surrounded by trees, grass, and fresh air, you can use this to escape the confines of intense environments and immerse yourself in the natural world. Being in such quiet and open spaces offers a sense of peace and tranquillity, leading to a reduction in stress levels and improvement of overall wellness. 

That Vitamin D fix
Exercising outdoors exposes you to sunlight (which let’s face it, is few and far between in this country!), which is a vital source of vitamin D. This essential vitamin plays a crucial part in optimising bone health, immune function, and mood regulation. By soaking up some sun during your workouts, you can enhance your vitamin D levels and enjoy the health benefits that come with it. 

Enhance your mental health
Numerous studies have shown that spending time outdoors can have a hugely positive impact on mental health. Exercising outside provides an opportunity to unplug from technology, clear your mind, and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Not to mention that dreaded gymtimidation. If you’re a sufferer, you’ll know what we mean. Sometimes it consumes you to the point you simply cannot face the gym, right?! The combination of physical activity and exposure to nature can lift your spirits and improve your overall mood.

Increased Motivation
Changing up the scenery and giving yourself that sense of adventure that comes with outdoor workouts can boost motivation and it keeps your fitness routine fresh. It’s important to keep your workout routine exciting, adding in small bits of change and keeping it feeling new. Instead of staring at the same walls or treadmill screen, you'll be challenging yourself in new ways. This increased motivation can help you stay consistent with your fitness routine and achieve your goals more effectively.
Working outdoor fitness sessions into your routine can offer a load of great benefits for both your physical and mental well-being. From connecting with nature and boosting vitamin D levels to enhancing motivation and mental health, exercising outdoors provides a refreshing change of pace from those traditional, samey,  indoor workouts. So, lace up your trainers, step outside, and embrace the great outdoors. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

Fancy getting in on the action? Bring your routine to our outdoor fitness area, AIR. Available at Solihull, Cardiff & Portsmouth. 


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