Embrace the Sun: Top 5 Outdoor Summer Workout Routines

Embrace the Sun: Top 5 Outdoor Summer Workout Routines

As the sun shines bright and the warm weather is upon us, it is time to revamp your fitness routine and take it outside. Summer offers an abundance of opportunities to get active while also enjoying the beauty of nature.

Outdoor workouts not only provide a refreshing change of scenery, but also offer numerous health benefits, including increased vitamin D intake, improved mood, and the opportunity to challenge your body in new ways!

In this blog, we will explore our top 5 outdoor summer workout routines to help you stay fit, stay active, and be motivated this vibrant summer season.

Trail Running or Hiking

Embrace the beauty of summer and swap the treadmill for a scenic trail run or hiking adventure. Trail running or hiking not only provides a challenging cardiovascular workout, but it also engages various muscles in your legs, core, and upper body that you do not normally use in a workout due to the uneven terrain.

Whether it is a local trail, or a national park, trail running or hiking allows you to immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the beauty of nature while burning calories. Remember to wear appropriate trail running or hiking shoes and to stay hydrated throughout this outdoor workout.


Consider making the move from the indoor spin class to hopping on your bicycle for an exhilarating ride through scenic trails or other outdoor adventures. Cycling is a low-impact aerobic exercise that improves cardiovascular health, strengthens leg muscles, and enhances overall endurance.

With the wind in your face as you pedal, cycling is a great opportunity to explore your surroundings at your own pace. When cycling, don’t forget to wear proper safety gear, such as a helmet, and to stay hydrated as well as follow the local cycling safety guidelines.

Outdoor Boot Camp

This summer, ditch the indoor gym walls and create or join an outdoor boot camp experience. You can gather a group of friends, or join a local class that combines bodyweight exercises, interval training, and cardio drills in an outdoor setting. 

Incorporate exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, jumping jacks, and sprints. The combination of strength and cardio exercises will help boost your metabolism, improve strength, and build endurance. 

A great addition is that the energizing outdoor environment will motivate and invigorate your workout!

Outdoor Yoga

Move from the studio to the park to combine the calming benefits of yoga with the rejuvenating effects of nature by practicing yoga outdoors.

Find a quiet spot in a park, beach, or in your own backyard and unroll your yoga mat. The fresh air and natural surroundings will enhance your mind-body connection and bring a sense of tranquility to your practice. 

Engage in sun salutations, warrior poses, and balancing postures, allowing your body to soak up the vitamin D while improving flexibility, strength, and mindfulness.

Beach Volleyball

How about heading to the nearest beach, or setting up a volleyball net in your backyard to engage in a high-intensity and fun workout with beach volleyball! This sport offers a fantastic total-body workout that combines cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and agility.

If you have access to a beach, running in the sand will challenge your leg muscles, while other movements will help work your core and upper body. This activity can also be a great social activity to make your summer enjoyable.

Indoor and Outdoor Programs for Youth and Adults

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with your fitness routine and embrace the great outdoors. At No Slack Just Hustle, we love to incorporate indoor and outdoor workout routines with the youth and adults we work with.

Our team of certified personal trainers can help design workouts to meet your sports, athletic, or age-related needs to make this summer one of your best summers yet! Become a part of our No Slack Just Hustle Membership Community to have access to our team and programs this summer as we are offering a FREE 30-Day Trial for you to give our community a try!

So this summer, seize the summer days, embrace the outdoor workout routines… 

… And remember… in everything you do… No Slack… Just Hustle!

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