We absolutely love seeing you all in the gym. We really do. But we also want you to get outside and use your fitness in the world. Below are a few ways to enjoy the summer & fall days to come.NATURE HIKENo, I don’t mean go on a grueling trail run. I don’t mean climb a mountain. Just get into nature, explore some trails in one of the many parks we have here in Pittsburgh (or wherever you happen to live), and soak up some sun. Taking as little as 45min in nature can do wonders for your mental health, and is a huge recovery aid.
BIKENow, this comes with a caveat. There are alot of distracted drivers out there, and no matter how careful you are, there is a chance that someone else may not be. There are a ton of places to get away from traffic - North Park, Schenley Park, etc - and get a nice ride in. The jail trail can even take you all the way from one end of the city to the other, and there are rest spots and fountains along the way. Regardless of where you decide to ride, be alert, be in control and enjoy all that vitamin D.
WALKThis may be the best monostructural exercise that you’re doing, and you didn’t even know! You can find study after study after study about the benefits of taking long, slow walks. You shouldn’t be taxed, cardiovascularly. You shouldn’t get tired, muscularly. You should be moving at a pace you could hold for 2-3 hours. Even better - actually walk for that entire 2-3 hour window (if you have time, of course). Track the time you walk across the week, and see a directou’ll be happier, healthier, less sore and far less injured. Jami Reighard
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