There are so many reasons to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Whether it be going for a walk or run with your loved ones around your neighborhood, or getting the bikes out with the kids, or just sitting on your porch enjoying the cool evening breeze. There is something about the outdoors that brings a calmness and a feeling of contentment to our souls. I love being able to feel the warmth of the sun shining down on me during the day, and the glow of the moon and stars at night! Ahh .. the GREAT outdoors!
Another great reason to get outdoors is .. EXERCISE!! WooHoo..!! We love to exercise outdoors! One of my dreams is to create an outdoor circuit training obstacle course. And I have to say, it is about to happen!! I just have a few more pieces of equipment to get together, and then do a few practice runs, and VIOLA..!! We will be in business! My target date for the first Official run, is July 8th. ANYONE can come join us. I will be using this BLOG and my FaceBook page to announce the date when it is set in stone, and if any of you are in the area and want to come join us, please feel free to do so!
Now, some of you may be asking; “What on earth is an ‘outdoor circuit training obstacle course'”? Well, that is a great question. Below is an “example” of what it may look like.
The course will be made up of anywhere from 10-12 different exercise stations. Each station will have different types of exercises that target different muscle groups and will also challenge our speed, agility, and strength. The course runner will spend anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds at each obstacle. The goal is to get the heart rate up at it’s maximum exertion rate, and then bring it back down between obstacles, and start all over again. This is referred to as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) training. It is an extremely effective way of burning maximum calories while increasing heart and muscle strength, and increasing our speed and agility skills. It is an overall body workout for maximum results in a short amount of time. The course runner will spend about 30 minutes total on the course. If you are looking for a new way to challenge your body, and even meet new people, then this will be the place to be!
I am SUPER EXCITED about getting this dream of mine in motion. Thank you all for your continued support, and I can’t wait to see you on the course!