At last, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and of course you’d rather be sipping chilled white wine in the park than sweating it out at Frame, but that ain’t gonna get your body toned for bikini season. So maybe it’s time you took your workout en plein air.
We’re here to help kick-start the habit, Breakfast Barre is soon to be back, on the steps of Regents Canal at Kings Cross, a 60-minute outdoor class followed by a healthy breakfast, what could be better? Plus this year we’re also running Beyonce Breakfast Barre, Britney Breakfast Barre and Disco Breakfast Barre!
If that’s not enough to convince you, here are six reasons why outside exercise is de jour.
1. It Will Put You In A Fabulous Mood
It is well researched and well known that spending time outside reduces stress. Fresh air helps to release ‘feel-good’ serotonin in the brain, and combined with the natural endorphin high from the exercise, you will be positively flying.
2. You Will Not Get Bored
People-watching, bird-watching, sight-seeing… whatever your interest, a well thought out, well timed and well located outdoor workout will keep your attention elsewhere while you put you stretch, squat, jump and bend.
3. Your Body Will Work Harder
Exercising on uneven ground, up hills and even down hills requires your muscles to work harder than in a studio or on a treadmill. Wind resistance can also help you use more energy.
4. You Will Work Muscles You Never Knew You Had
By creatively using the outdoors as your impromptu gym – like railings, benches, steps and trees – you will find yourself working different muscles to your usual exercise routine.
5. You Can Kill Two Birds With One Stone (… so to speak)
Make your daily commute a workout by switching tube train for push bike (you might even find it’s quicker!) Or turn your evening dog walk into a dog run… simple.
6. You Can Justify Extravagant Active Wear Purchases
It is fair to say that your awesome new leggings and workout combo can be admired by significantly more people on the step of Regents Canal.