Workout Anywhere

No excuses!

Can’t afford a gym? Don’t have time to follow an elaborate training routine? No problem. You can still get a great workout in. With minimal equipment and some creativity you can get a great workout and do it outside in the sunshine. There are a ton of parks all around that will provide most of what you need.

Hill Sprints

All you need is a steep(-ish) hill and a good pair of shoes. Hill sprints are a basic form of H.I.I.T. Sprint up the hill, go back down at a slow pace. Repeat. For added difficulty try doing lunges up the hill.

Alternating split squat jumps

For these all you need is some open space. Get in a split squat position. Jump and land in the alternate position. Repeat until you feel the burn. Another variation of this is walking lunges with arms stretched up overhead.

Incline/Decline Pushups

A park bench is all that’s required for these. Either put your feet on the bench or start with your feet on the ground and your hands on the bench. Or alternate between sets of both; the different angles will hit different areas of the pecs.


Another park bench exercise. Alternating step-ups on a park bench will hit your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Work those buns!

Pull/Chin Ups

Monkey bars will suffice for this classic move. For added difficulty try these with the rings that most playgrounds have.

Get out there and exercise! No excuses; if you want it make it happen.


Author: NFShealth

Certified personal trainer, grad student in nutrition. Obsessed about all things regarding nutrition and health.

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