Fitness Tip of the Day: Exercise Outside

Get a great workout in your own backyard; no gym required
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Working out inside at home or even at the gym can be really difficult when it’s so beautiful outside. Sometimes the thing you need the most is to unwind outside using your backyard as your gym. When exercising outside, the only limit is your imagination!

By employing bodyweight exercises you can really get an effective workout right in your backyard. For instance, the stairs on your deck can be used for dips, elevated and decline push-ups, step-ups, stair jumps, etc. Or you can even run up and down the stairs! 

Related: The Secret to Creating an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick With

Likewise, a fence or a deck support beam can be used for pull-ups and squats. Lunges, and burpees can be performed anywhere. Utilize what you have when it’s a beautiful day outside!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

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