outdoor exercise

7 Outdoor Fitness Activities for the Whole Family

7 Outdoor Fitness Activities for the Whole Family

With the relatively recent rise of gyms and boutique fitness studios, most of us feel like we can’t fit in exercise unless we’re sweating it out on a fancy elliptical trainer or struggling through a Pilates class.  While these are both great forms of exercise, recent research shows that exercising outside can actually be more beneficial than exercising in a gym, both physically and psychologically. Taking your workout outdoors can potentially help burn more calories, increase your self-esteem, and even make your workout more enjoyable. Imagine that!  Enjoying a workout.  To help you get started, here are 7 workouts you and your family can enjoy outdoors this spring.