You don’t need a gym membership to get a good workout in! Whether you are saving money or home for the summer, you can workout sans the gym to stay fit and healthy. One of my favorite “no gym” workouts is a workout in the park. You can do this by yourself or with a friend for some extra motivation. And you can change it up to fit your own personal goals or work on certain body parts. (Disclaimer: I am not a personal trainer so workout at your own risk and consult a medical professional for advice.)
All you need for this workout is an open field. (Soccer ball is optional.)
To start: Run up and down the field three times each. (There and back is one). If you have a partner and a soccer ball you can make this more interesting (and fun) by kicking the soccer ball back and forth while you run. For an added challenge, sprint a quarter of the field every other run.
After the first set of running: plank for one minute and bridge for one minute.
Repeat the same running pattern from before.
After that set: 30 push-ups and one minute of leg lifts.
Another running set.
Then: one minute of crunches, 30-50 squats.
One last set of running.
This workout allows you to get some cardio in with body weight training and toning at the same time. And it definitely wears you out. Make sure to listen to your body and take breaks when needed.
Let me know what you think of my workout in the park!