Monday, June 4, 2012


Summer is here and the kids are out of school; finding time to fit in your workout may be more of a challenge. An easy solution – head to the park! Not only will the kids have fun, but you can easily fit in your workout while they play.

Almost every park has a play area for the kids. You can also use this equipment to work your body in ways that you wouldn’t in a gym. Climb the monkey bars, crawl through the tunnels, climb the slide ladder – you can turn almost anything into a piece of fitness equipment.  Not only will your body benefit from the exercise, but being out in the fresh air is sure to give your mood a boost!

All you need is a bottle of water , a park bench, some monkey bars and YOU! You can use the workout below, or create your own. Just choose from basic bodyweight exercises and perform them in a circuit fashion – like the one below. I also found a cool park workout at Fitness that you might enjoy.

To perform Bench Plank: Place hands on bench seat, walk feet back until body is in alignment. (traditional plank but with hands or forearms resting on bench).


Sarah said...

I actually did a circuit like this last summer at our park---and it was FABULUS! And what was better was my son saying "Chase me!" Worked out great!


Jenn said...

This is awesome! I've done workouts at the park before but only when I have a friend to go with. We alternate watching the kids and working out. It is a beautiful thing!

Brandi said...

Heading to the park is a great idea!! I am leaving for vacation this Friday, so am sure I will doing this!! :)

BlushnCheeks said...

I agree with this. Equipment found in a park to work out is a great idea. This workout would be stellar too. All the mommies would be jealous.