The Perfect Park Workout
There’s a beautiful hideaway very close to my home in Boston, called Thomas Park (nicknamed “the painting” by my boyfriend & I because of its amazing views of the city. As if someone actually painted it.)
Yes, I work at the beautiful Sports Club LA and have a complimentary membership to their gym as well as 3 yoga studios, but damn when the weather is nice, I honestly just want to be outside for my workouts. I’ve started doing this routine only twice a week and noticed such a change in my body. The perfect compliment to yoga and running, or whatever steady cardio you fancy.
*All you need for this workout is yourself, a bench, a large yard or field, & bottle of water.
*A hill or two
*Sturdy railing you can scooch under for modified pull ups (see below)
*4 legged friend to motivate and keep you on track ;)
Make it your own workout
This can take anywhere from 30 min to 1 hour depending on how many times you do it. All up to you to decide. Longer isn’t necessarily better.
Feel free to modify this workout to fit your needs and skip an exercise if it feels wrong for your body. Likewise, if you’d like to add something to the mix, please do so!
*Begin with a simple warm up. Willie & I usually take a light jog around the park a few times for a total of about 10-12 minutes.
*20-30 second sprint up a very slight hill
*throw ball for Willie while I recover plus he gets a workout too, followed by...
Repeat cycle 5x
If you want to get fancy, you can add in things like:
side lunge (pulse 30 times)
full plank, bring knee to nose (5 times both sides)
jump rope for extra cardio
burpies, (but God I hate those)
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