The world is your gym / by Laura Scanlon

Its Monday again, a new week, a new challenge, a new workout, whatever it is you like to do on a Monday in a positive sense, keep it up. Nothing makes a week ahead a little bit easier than a plan or a goal. Its the old saying 'Never miss a Monday workout' but genuinely I totally agree with it. It just sets you up for the week and I find it helps keep you on track. It doesnt have to be a big gym session and not being a member of a gym, or having a personal trainer just won't make the cut with me to make an excuse not to exercise. A leisurely stroll also won't cut it but at least you are out getting fresh air. I am talking about taking advantage of what is around you. Now I know how lucky I am to live in a place that has 6 months of amazing weather and beautiful surroundings but the local park near you has just want you need to do a really good full body workout. Do not underestimate the power of a body weight workout. The options are endless to what you can do, the variations of workouts and the sheer feeling of achievement when you have done 5 rounds and are sweating profusely. Take a park bench for example, here is what you can do with it 

  1. Push ups
  2. Tricep dips
  3. Squat
  4. Single leg squat
  5. Box jumps
  6. Plank hold
  7. Toe taps
  8. Plank twists
  9. V-ups
  10. Decline push ups
  11. Plank glute kicks
  12. Bunny hops
  13. Mountain climbers 

 

The world is your gym. If its not a park bench, it could be a set of steps, a hill, just be creative, like me in this picture ;)

 

I could probably keep going but you get my point. Not to mention doing some sprints in a workout and boom, there you have a serious fat burner workout. Here is one I put together just so you REALLy have no excuse ;)

Park Bench Workout

- 5 Rounds with a walk back recovery 

  • Squat X 20
  • Push up X 15
  • Bench jumps X 20
  • Mountain climbers X 20
  • 100m sprint
  • Walk back recovery and repeat X 5

 

Let me know if you give it a shot by commenting below.

Laura x