Ways To Utilize Your Outdoor Backyard Space and Get Into Shape

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As summer is approaching many people are starting to think about their vacation to the beach and how they will look in a bathing suit. While I would say that you normally should start a little earlier in the season to get into summer shape, the old adage rings true, better late than never! Are you looking for a good fitness routine? Tired of the usual boring workout regimen and the gym? Guess what, the yard can actually be a place where you can do a majority of your workouts. Most people do not realize that having a little outdoor space can be utilized to give you the body you have always wanted. The following are some ways you can use your yard to help lose some weight and tone up!

Home Crossfit Workout
Home Crossfit Workout

Something as simple as constructing a pull up and dip bar in the backyard can be quite beneficial. Many Crossfit workouts can be done with just a pull up bar and your bodyweight. Not only will you save money by working out at home, you will also have the ability to scale your workouts to your individual goals. If you are unsure about how to utilize the dip and pull up bar, there are plenty of workouts online that take place at playgrounds that can be copied. It’s as simple as pulling up YouTube on your phone for some awesome ideas. You can also check out some San Antonio gyms or gyms in your city to see if any of the trainers have a workout you can model your routine off of.

Backyard Gym
Backyard Gym

Something as simple as having a deck or paving a part of your yard can turn your yard into your own fitness retreat. This allows a person to be able to jump rope which is not only good for cardio but it also has great benefits for the core. Although a hot tub will not get you into shape, it can help reduce soreness in muscles as well as be a great place to unwind. Even simple chores and maintenance on your deck or patio can have a calorie reducing effect. I re-sanded the joists, power washed, and sealed my brick paver patio last year and it took me two full days. After I was done, I had a brand new looking patio and burned a couple thousand calories in the process. Have your backyard be your own personal oasis as well as your muscle builder!

Personal Home Gym
Personal Home Gym

As you can see your backyard and front yard can actually be used as your own personal gym with a few additions. There is no excuse for not getting into shape as you can make the world your own gym. Check out some workouts online that don’t require a gym as most of these can be scaled back if you are just starting out. Do not wish that you started working out earlier when your summer bathing suit doesn’t fit, start today and look your best this summer!