The Perfect Workout For Summer Weekends

Every summer it shocks me when I look at my calendar and realize that I've managed to book every single weekend with some sort of plans. 

In the winter and spring, as I'm saying yes to alllll the weekend trips and parties - I'm super excited. The thought of long weekends at the beach and week-long family vacations without a care in the world are completely intoxicating. 

But without fail, once the summer is in full-swing, there comes that moment where I wish I could click PAUSE. The prospect of 10+ straight weekends out of my apartment, out of my comfort zone, out of my routine gets a little bit overwhelming and I feel like I need a break from all the summer vacationing. 

Am I the only crazy one who feels like this? Who just wants a weekend to wake up in their own bed, go for a run, eat some brunch, and spend the rest of the day watching Netflix on the couch? Not feeling guilty that the sun is shining and everyone else has awesome plans? 

Sigh. 

I know that come fall I will be pining for the fun-filled days of summer so I am certainly trying my best to soak them up while they're here. But one major struggle with all the weekends away from my apartment, Central Park, and my gym are fitting in a Saturday or Sunday sweat-sesh. 

Here's a workout I created while home on Long Island that is perfect for a backyard, beach or park. That means "I don't have a gym in the Hamptons" and "I don't have a gym in Cape Cod" and "I don't have a gym at the lake" are no longer excuses. Find some wide open space, enjoy nature, and get your sweat on with zero equipment necessary! 

Outdoor Workout for Summer

HOW-TO

Starting on one side of your yard, park, beach, etc., do the following cardio exercises until you reach the other side. Then, perform the strength exercise before heading back to where you started from using the same cardio exercise and finishing with the same strength move.

So for the first round, you're doing walking lunges followed by 25 mountain climbers and then returning to the other side with more walking lunges and 25 more mountain climbers. Repeat for each exercise. 

For the second round, do each cardio/strength exercise just once. You'll travel the length of your backyard/park/etc. doing walking lunges followed by 25 mountain climbers and on the way back you'll move on to the next exercise - burpee broad jumps followed by 25 shoulder taps. 

Outdoor Exercises for Summer

Click on the exercises below if you're unfamiliar for a link to an example! 

ROUND ONE 

Walking Lunges --> 25 Mountain Climbers
Walking Lunges --> 25 Mountain Climbers
Burpee + Broad Jumps --> 25 Shoulder Taps
Burpee + Broad Jumps --> 25 Should Taps
High Knees --> T Push Ups (10 to left side)
High Knees --> T Push Ups (10 to right side) 
Butt Kicks --> 25 Plank Saws 
Butt Kicks --> 25 Plank Saws
Lateral Shuffle (to the left) --> 25 Squats
Lateral Shuffle (to the right) --> 25 Squats
Inchworm --> 50 Jumping Jacks
Inchworm --> 50 Jumping Jacks
Sprint --> 20 Leg Lifts
Sprint --> :30 Plank 

ROUND TWO 

Walking Lunges --> 25 Mountain Climbers
Burpee + Broad Jumps --> 25 Shoulder Taps
High Knees --> T Push Ups (5 to left, 5 to right)
Butt Kicks --> 25 Plank Saws 
Lateral Shuffle (to the left) --> 25 Squats
Lateral Shuffle (to the right) --> 25 Squats
Inchworm --> 50 Jumping Jacks
Sprint --> 20 Leg Lifts
Sprint --> :30 Plank 

YOUR TURN: 
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR GYM? 

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