5 Fun Outdoor Workouts For Summer

Summer is upon us and it is time to get active again. If you are looking for a new twist on your old fitness workout routines, take yourself outside and experience these fun ways to get the most out of your summer workout.

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Hot Yoga

Many yoga practitioners claim that practicing in a hot room increases the amount of calories burned and releases toxins from your body. Whether these claims are true or not, summer is an excellent time to find a yoga class that holds sessions in a park or on the beach.

More: 6 Basic Yoga Workouts

Beach Jogging

By taking your run to the beach, you aren't just getting better scenery; you are also getting a better workout. A study conducted by Griffith University in Australia found that landing on the soft sand of the beach decreases the amount of stress hard surfaces put on your feet. The resistance of the sand also works your hamstrings, quads and glutes better than hard pavements.

More: 3 Ways to Workout on the Beach

Nordic Walking

If you want to get more out of your nighttime summer walks than ever before, consider purchasing a pair of Nordic walking sticks. These walking sticks take some of the pressure off of your lower body and disperse it so you achieve a total-body cardiovascular workout.

More: Nordic Walking: A Low-Impact Running Alternative

Circuit Training in the Park

If you visit a park and walk along a trail or path, you may notice all of the different contraptions and equipment along the side. By completing different exercises, you achieve a full-body workout while enjoying the summer weather.

More: Outdoor Exercise: 8 Reasons to Take Your Workout Routine Outside

Mountain Hiking

Who said that the only ways to exercise on a mountain were skiing and snowboarding? Take advantage of the cooler temperatures at higher elevations by taking a hiking excursion when you visit states in the Rockies, Appalachias or Sierra Nevada mountains this summer.

More: How to Use Hiking to Get in Shape

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