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Benefits of Taking Your Workouts Outside

At the FASTer Way, our workouts are designed to beat the boredom with a unique program every day. No matter if you are getting your heart rate up with a HIIT workout, targeting muscles with strength training, or stretching out with yoga, there is a workout to fit your mood. With daily LIVE workouts and tons of great options, it is easy to keep moving with the FASTer Way. But you can level up the positive effects of exercise by changing your view!

Many of us have been cooped up at home for the past few weeks, or with restricted access to places we frequented regularly. Not to mention, if you’re used to going to the gym to get that workout in, moving your workout to your living room can be quite the adjustment. You may find yourself less motivated to get your workout done in the comfort of your living room … We totally get it! 

If you’re looking to switch it up and give your workouts a breath of fresh air (literally), take your workout outside! Exercising outside can give your mind and body a well-deserved break from the norm of staying inside the house. 

There are many benefits of taking your workout outside. Exercising outdoors provides all the physical benefits of indoor exercise (blood flow, improved cardiovascular health, improved strength, flexibility, endurance, etc.) but with the added bonus of sunlight! Vitamin D, sometimes called “the sunshine vitamin,” is produced naturally by our skin when exposed to sunlight. Adequate vitamin D exposure is imperative to both our overall health and well-being. Imagine how motivated and energized you’ll feel on a warm spring day when you take your workout outside!

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D INCLUDE:

  • Improved immunity

  • Helps your body fight disease

  • Boosts mood

  • Reduces stress

  • Improves sleep

  • And so much more!


Working out with nature or in a fresh air environment makes the experience more enjoyable. Outdoor exercise incorporates natural light and stimulates your senses, which creates a salutogenic effect - reducing emotional and physiological stress and encouraging healthy behaviors. And we could all use less stress right about now, right?!

If you can’t get outside, no worries! Open a window for some fresh air and do your workout near a window. You’ll be amazed at how even this small adjustment can bring revived energy to your workout.


HERE ARE SOME GREAT WAYS TO INCORPORATE THE OUTDOORS INTO YOUR WORKOUT:

  • Use a park bench for step-ups and tricep dips.

  • Give your knees a break by using a tree or playground ladder for incline/decline pushups.

  • SPREAD OUT! One of the best parts of the outdoors is OPEN SPACE! Switch up your HIIT workout with outdoor sprints or expand your reach in skater lunges and broad jumps.

  • Go on a warm up/cool down walk up and down your driveway.

  • Grab your yoga mat and do a FASTer Way yoga workout under the sun.

  • Switch up your active recovery day and get active outside! Go on a walk or ride your bike.


Thanks to our quick and effective 30-minute workouts, there’s no need to spend hours on your workout or lug heavy equipment back and forth from the living room to the backyard. You can get creative and use the outdoor space around you to crush that workout. The next time you are feeling ho-hum during your day, grab your bands and a set of dumbbells and head outside! 

Want to join our community for amazing workouts that leave you feeling strong and energized? Register today! There’s a new round starting soon for new clients and past clients can join us in our VIP membership!



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