4 fun, outdoor work-outs to do before the summer is over
By Brittany Anas
Depending on your region, the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting winter 2014 to be “piercing,” “biting,” and “bitterly” cold. Shiver!
We’re using that forecast as motivation to soak up the sun as much as we can in these final days of summer and squeeze in as much outdoor exercising as possible. It’s this time of year — as Labor Day approaches — we start mentally checking off our list of summer fun. Build a sandcastle? Ride a rollercoaster? Nap in a hammock?
Here are 4 quintessential summer work-outs remaining on our tick list:
Hike: Before it becomes ice climbing. Discover new trails in your neck of the woods at Every Trail — which features great paths all over the world, including the Half Dome Hike in Yosemite National Park or the Brooklyn Bridge Walk in New York. You’ll find dozens of hikes in your own city, too — with important details like the difficulty levels, distances and community reviews.
Take a cruiser ride: Cruiser bikes just feel like summer. How fun would it be to plan a progressive dinner tour in a downtown area — all on bike. Start with wine and tapas at one restaurant. Get dinner at the next. End with ice cream or dessert at your favorite neighborhood sweet shop.
One reason we love beach cruisers is they are super affordable. Find them for under $150 at Wayfair — plus earn 3 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. We’re loving this Huffy men’s cruiser for $143.56 and the Huffy women’s cruiser for $146.46.
Swim in the outdoors: You have all winter long to swim laps in a muggy indoor pool. Take your routine outdoors. Show up to the outdoor pool early in the morning before it gets busy or go rogue and swim at the nearest reservoir, ocean, lake, fill-in-the-blank body of water. Worry less about your time and distance and just enjoy the water while getting in a good workout.
Go paddleboarding: Stand-up Paddleboarding (Or “Sup” as it’s called) has been around for years, but is gaining majorly popularity. Paddleboards can cost more than a thousand dollars — so we suggest renting. You can usually find a rental board in the range of $15 an hour or so. You won’t feel it until the next day, but it majorly tones your arms and sculpts your core.
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