Green spaces are perfect places for you to get active.
And with the help of Great Britain, British and National Wrestling Champion, Keith McNiven, founder of Right Path Fitness, you can get active with the most effective outdoors exercise.
“There’s no need for fancy equipment. Your local park has everything you need for a good workout. Training outside improves mood, offers variety and can increase motivation,” he explained.
Exercises to try include:
• Walk out push-ups: Good for building core strength and working on your arms and chest, start from a standing position, then bend and slowly walk your arms along the ground until you’re in a push up position. Hold for a second then gently lower into a controlled push up. Slowly walk your hands back and rise back to standing.
• Dips: A park bench, if it’s nice and stable, is the perfect place to do your dips. Sit on the edge of your bench, hands gripping the edge and legs shoulder width apart, with knees bent and toes pointing up. Slowly, lower your bum over the side dipping down, keeping the movement controlled and feeling the stretch in your triceps. Repeat 10 times.
• Mountain climbers: For building core strength, as well as working glutes and legs, check your bench is secure, then place your hands on the edge and legs out straight behind you, toes down. Bring each leg alternatively in towards the bench in a low down climbing motion. You can up the reps and pace, depending on your fitness experience.
• Press-ups: The press-up is brilliant for strengthening pectoral muscles, triceps and shoulders. Once again, rest your hands over the edge of the park bench with a firm grip facing towards the ground. Get your legs out straight and arms shoulder width apart. Hold, then slowly lower yourself down into a press-up.
Start with 10 and increase each time