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Local Parks: The Free Gyms

free gymsOne of the biggest excuses to avoid jump starting your fitness and healthy lifestyle is the cost.  I understand, gyms can be expensive!

One way to avoid high prices is to studio hop.  Many privately owned cross fit gyms, yoga studios, and barre method gyms offer specials for new comers.  During the winter you can try each one through the beginners specials.  Who knows you may find something new you love.  Worst case you will work your muscles differently, gaining maximum burn.

As the weather begins to improve though we can even cut those costs by getting out and exploring the local parks in your area.   They are the free gyms!!   When I lived in Seattle I loved Seward Park, Gasworks ParkKerry Park, The Burke-Gilman Running Trail, Marymoor, and the UW Arboretum.

Shelby Park Nashville 02.jpgSince I’ve been in Nashville I’ve done laps and used the random steps and kid playgrounds for strength routines on the Downtown Riverfront, and at Centennial Park, Percy Warner Park, Shelby Park, and Fannie Mae Park.

Many local parks have either a long waterfront trail, or a running loop.  There are plenty of benches, Monkey Bars, bleachers, and bike racks to attach spri bands and do cross fit style workouts with your at home exercise equipment.  CHeck

Check out this youtube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH9I3etWrhftr0O5KMGs3Y8DiDNswFjd1&feature=view_all

or below for inspiration on how to kick your own booty for free in your local parks!

No Equipment Needed:

 

Toe Touch

Leg Drives

Split Jumps

Diamond Pushup

Advances Single Leg Squat

Spri Band Need:

Spri Band Bicep Curl

Pushup Position Lat Pull

 

 

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