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The Perfect Park Workout

There’s a beautiful hideaway very close to my home in Boston, called Thomas Park (nicknamed “the painting” by my boyfriend & I  because of its amazing views of the city. As if someone actually painted it.)

Yes, I work at the beautiful Sports Club LA and have a complimentary membership to their gym as well as 3 yoga studios, but damn when the weather is nice, I honestly just want to be outside for my workouts. I’ve started doing this routine only twice a week and noticed such a change in my body. The perfect compliment to yoga and running, or whatever steady cardio you fancy.

Needed

*All you need for this workout is yourself, a bench, a large yard or field, & bottle of water.

Bonuses

*A hill or two

*Sturdy railing you can scooch under for modified pull ups (see below)

*4 legged friend to motivate and keep you on track 😉

 Loving some park time.

Make it your own workout

 

This can take anywhere from 30 min to 1 hour depending on how many times you do it. All up to you to decide. Longer isn’t necessarily better.

Feel free to modify this workout to fit your needs and skip an exercise if it feels wrong for your body.  Likewise, if you’d like to add something to the mix, please do so!

 

The Moves

 

*Begin with a simple warm up. Willie & I usually take a light jog around the park a few times for a total of about 10-12 minutes.

 *Bench step ups. 30 (Remember step class?) Do whatever variation of this you like. I place my entire right foot on the bench as I lift my left leg to join it for the count of one. Then replace with the other foot.  Tricep dips 25 w serious face

*20-30 second sprint up a very slight hill

*throw ball for Willie while I recover plus he gets a workout too, followed by…

 

 Slow lunges, 20 both sides  30 sec dolphin plank. Be sure to drop those hips and pull the belly in.  20 modified pull ups under railing. Gotta get those biceps and back in.

Repeat cycle 5x

If you want to get fancy, you can add in things like:

side lunge (pulse 30 times)

full plank, bring knee to nose (5 times both sides)

jump rope for extra cardio

burpies, (but God I hate those)

 Post workout nap

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