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You asked. We've answered your most frequently asked questions.

Got a question? Just ask!
 
1. Should I work out when I am sick?
If your symptoms are from your neck up, and you're feeling up to the task, ask yourself: Do I feel like working out? If the answer is yes, you're good to go.

If you're symptoms are located below your neck-difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, sneezing or coughing-don't exercise. Take the time to rest and recuperate.

Warm ups do more than just warm up your muscles!
 Every workout begins with a 5-10 minute warm up.  A warm-up is your time to limber up your body--and your mind--in preparation for the workout to come. A warm up can be a simple as a walk or a jog. Outdoor Fitness warm-ups combine breathing and posture exercises with joint lubrication exercises, followed by a walk, building to a slow jog.
 
 
Steps to Warming Up  (Video Below)

While technically you don’t have to stretch during your warm up session, we usually recommend that after your cardio warm up, you include the “Four Basics”—Hip Flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. If lunges are part of your workout, include the adductor or inner thighs as your fifth stretch.
 

This season fend off Holiday weight gain with some basic cardio. It's actually pretty easy if you follow a few simple tips.
 
The most important thing to remember is to mix it up! Keep your mind entertained and your body guessing by adding variety to your cardiovascular routine. (Learn more about cardio - Listen to the Podcast)

Here are my top 5 methods for mixing it up:

Live in the heart of the city? Want to give your rearview a lift? I created this exercise for just this purpose. As you do it, think “high and tight”—and I’m not talking haircuts!
 
I call this exercise the parking meter press, but in reality it can be done virtually anywhere, with a variety of props. In the mountains, I use trees. At the beach I use the lifeguard stand. You can also use playground structures, stop signs, flag poles, and fence posts.
 

Why turn your back on the Gym?

 
Your Body is Too Smart
It’s a scientific fact: our bodies are smart.  They look for the easy route, the path that requires the least amount of work.  This means our bodies adapt quickly to exercise patterns.  So in a gym workout, whether you’re using equipment, free weights, or a circuit training machine, your body will quickly learn what it has to do, and will switch on autopilot, exerting the least amount of effort possible to complete the task.  This is why you reach a plateau so quickly and why the results you get in a gym setting eventually taper off.  It’s nearly impossible to reach your full potential exercising this way.

We have a saying at Outdoor Fitness: There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
 
Outdoor Fitness is an all-season, all-climate workout program. Changing seasons offer new stimulation for your body, your mind, and your senses. The variety and fluctuation of the weather and seasonal changes keep you challenged, enhancing the pleasure of exercising outdoors.
 

More than 50 outdoor exercises & techniques that you can download to your computer and mobile device!  CLICK to VIEW

Turn the Outside World Into Your Own Portable Gym! Included are 50 exercises and techniques requiring no equipment and can be done anywhere, anytime, no matter your age or ability. You can do them while you’re watching your kids at the playground, walking your dog, or while traveling on business.
 

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