We all know how hard it can be to get up and get moving on your own. We also know how much easier it is once we have someone to motivate and encourage us. That can be a coach, trainer, friend, anyone really!
The point is having someone to hold you accountable and help you succeed is huge, whether you are starting or maintaining your fitness program.
Today we are going to focus on fun games and things that you can do with a partner if you have little or no access to equipment. These are workouts you can do in the park, by the beach or anywhere with a little open space. The key to all of this is to remember, it should be fun! Your imagination is the only thing that will limit the games you can come up with. The only goal should be to stay active for 30 minutes ( that includes your rest periods!)
Workout 1 – Catch me if you can
– Find an area such as a park or beach where you can easily mark out either two lanes or a small oval.
– Then proceed to do the following with the distance of your choice
– Time down and back or around for person A, then they rest and time person B
– See who has the best time, then repeat this with the following intervals
– 2 times around or down and back, 3 times, 4 times, 5 times.
– After the 5th round descend back down to 1 going 4,3,2,1.
– Your rest times should increase as your intensity increases.
To make it really fun, race with the person on the descending rounds!
Bragging rights and high fives to the victor!
Workout 2 – Partner jog with Sprints
– Head out like your normally would for a jog with your partner or dog (they love these!)
– As you jog each person will designate a time to sprint, as you go. Switch back and forth until each person has a had 5 turns. So you will have done 10 total sprints. If doing this with your dog you will have to call their sprints out.
– It is as simple as yelling “GO!” The sprints should be short enough to give 80-90% effort for the entire length.
– Try to pick even terrain, but bonus points if you choose a hill to climb on the sprint.
These are just two different ways to add some variety and fun to your outdoor workouts. You have the freedom to create any workout from a simple start point. The more creative you can be the more fun you will have. Bring more people in the mix and make it a workout for 3, 4 or even five of your friends!