Republished with permission from Musely an Evio Community Partner
Like a playground, but better. Here's why you should give outdoor fitness a go.
1. GREEN IS GOOD
Exercising outdoors comes with a range of physical and mental health benefits including increased energy and decreased levels of stress, confusion and depression.
While sun safety is always important, a few minutes of sunshine a day and resistance activities are great for bone health as well.
2. THEY’RE FREE
You can use the equipment anytime without worrying about paying fees or getting the most out of your membership.
3. IT’S FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Outdoor gym equipment is a fantastic way your family can keep active and spend quality time together, instilling life-long healthy habits. As outdoor gyms are often set up in park or community environments, your children can run around and play while you get time to exercise on the equipment. Definitely, a win-win!
4. THEY’RE SOCIAL
We live in a time where many of us don’t know our neighbours and as a result, we’re missing out on the social community environment our parents enjoyed.
Instead of looking at four walls, training outdoors means you have constantly changed the scenery to stimulate your brain, plus you get to people-watch too. After doing a few sessions at your local outdoor gym, you will no doubt start to spot the regulars and your training experience will become social in no time. Better still, invite your loved ones and friends to join you.
5. THEY’RE HIGH TECH AND STRESS-FREE
Outdoor fitness setups feature equipment that reflects machines you would find in a commercial gym and are cleverly designed so you can alter your level of effort without needing to modify the settings. This makes it suitable for people of all fitness levels.