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Take Your Workout Outdoors and Feel the Physical and Emotional Benefits

Here is a recent interview I did with Best of You Today, that I hope you will find interesting.
My great love is getting people excited about connecting with the outdoors. What's even more thrilling is to see someone exercising in any outdoor environment. Truth is, fitness is simple. The tricky part is figuring out how to fit in exercise - daily. Here, you'll find tips on how to create workout opportunities around your neighborhood, how to get focused and stay focused on your goals, and why training outdoors is far better for you than indoors.
 
Best of You Today Interview with Tina Vindum:

A Glute-toning Classic Goes Outdoors

The step lung targets your lower body, especially your legs and glutes. Think, “high and tight!”

What makes the step lunge so effective?
The reason why this move works so well is because you are using the large muscles of your legs and glutes against the forces of gravity. This eccentric action loads your muscles, putting them "on stretch," which sculpts and strengthens, while at the same time pushes your heart and lungs for a terrific cardio effect — which burns calories and cuts fat!

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.

Turn Your Next Trail Run into a Full Body Workout

Turn your runs (and walks) into a full-body blasting adventure! Follow these simple steps to increase your fitness without increasing time spent on the trail.
 
I just came down off the mountain. Clothes drenched. Fully fatigued. Happy! What did I do? I hit the Coastal Trail on Mt Tamalpais for a trail run. Well, not your average trail run, I call it the 60:10 (sometimes I call it the 30:10). The 60:10 includes sixty minutes of cardio, and 10 strength/toning exercises; however, not the kind of exercises you'd expect!

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.

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