Workouts

Workouts

Download the Outdoor Fitness Body-Mind Workout Audio Podcast

The Outdoor Fitness Body Mind Workout (Podcast)
 
Take this audio podcast with you anytime, anywhere!
 

Terrain Training - Steps and Stairs

Turn the terrain around your neighborhood into the ultimate gym.

One of my favorite workouts is what I call "terrain training." Terrain training is simply taking advantage of whatever type of terrain you have and using it to your advantage. So for example, in the mountains, I like to make my way up a hill and use the downhill to slalom the pine trees (and sliding on their needles) to mimic skiing. Or using a dry riverbed for intense drills, by loading my legs and springing boulder-to-boulder. Other types of terrain training can involve grassy knolls, urban steps and sandy beaches. This is the first post in a series about terrain training - how to scout it, how to create workouts for maximum benefits, and how to keep it safe.

My Kickass Workout Weapon of Choice

I just got back to my desk after slipping out for an hour of fun, adventurous butt-kicking (my own). Whenever I have had a little too much fun or strayed away from my healthy lifestyle, I don't fret about it, I take care of it right away (really, I do!). So this morning, after a weekend of catching up with girlfriends, eating and drinking a tad too much, I head for the hills – Nordic Walking Poles in hand.

Nordic skiers are among the fittest athletes on the planet and walking poles are a cross training tool used by competitive Nordic skiers to stay in shape in the off-season. Here are some workout ideas for you...

A SIMPLE Recipe to Blast Fat Fast!

Running or walking, intervals are a time efficient way to get lean!
Interval training is alternating periods of hard work with low-intensity recoveries. This type of training can help push you off a plateau—boosting aerobic fitness and burning a load of calories.
 
The Plan
Run with it. To blast your body into shedding fat, do this interval workout once or twice a week. Not a runner? See recommendations below.

Multi-Site Workout: Urban Neighborhood

/Urban workouts are a blast and easy to create.
 
Here is a workout that I taught in a local San Francisco park, near the new Athleta store, on Fillmore.
 
For the full workout, complete with a printable take along menu, follow the links at the bottom of the page.

Outdoor Fitness BookOutdoor Fitness ShopOutdoor Fitness NewsOutdoor Fitness PodcastOutdoor Fitness Newsletter