Fitness starts here; exercise in a park to support the country’s green spaces.
From the 13th-22nd July, Keep Britain Tidy runs their 12th annual Love Parks Week campaign. Every year, the aim of the event is to raise the profile of the country’s parks in the hope of securing the future of our green spaces.
This year’s theme is “It started in a park…”
From first meetings to family picnics, from artistic sketches to musical performances; there’s a world of experiences offered by a trip to your local green area. However, if you’re looking to try something new, why not try some exercise in a park?
An outdoor fitness area is full of easy-to-use equipment – very familiar if you’re used to the gym. Nonetheless, something somewhat unfamiliar is the experience of knowing you can use this equipment safely and without the subscription fee!
Outdoor gym equipment allows you to exercise in a park amongst nature and fresh air, something which is particularly beneficial. It also comes without the pressure or competition found in a traditional gym. That means you can complete your workout feeling oh-so refreshed!
If you’re thinking of taking up exercise in a park for this year’s Love Parks Week, be sure to share your experience on social media. Above all, it’s important to create lots of noise about the campaign for it to have its full effect. Don’t forget to tag your posts #LoveParks!
Feeling inspired? Take a look at our resources to kick-start exercise in a park:
A Guide to Lunch Break Workouts – “Working out on your lunch break doesn’t have to be a hassle. Though gyms sometimes provide aerobics classes that last 30 minutes or less, most people don’t have access to a gym, especially within…”
Six Exercises to Become a Better Runner – “In order to become a better runner you need to improve your speed, endurance, balance and stability. By training regularly you can improve these four areas significantly. Outdoor fitness equipment can help you on your…”
Strength Training and Cardio – the Importance of Balance – “In the same way that muscle building alone is not enough to keep you healthy, brisk walking will only get you so far on the road to fitness. Sunshine Gym is here to give you…”
Nutrition and Hydration for the Active Adult – “It can put your health at risk if you put too much pressure on exercise without sufficient nutrition, or if you focus on eating healthily but drink too much sugary fruit juice. Remember, never focus on…”