Our Top Outdoor Workouts - No Gym Needed
Do you love to feel the island breezes as you push your limits? We’re with you. Whether your backdrop is the Pacific ocean or an urban park, the benefits of outdoor workouts for mental health are huge, and maximizing your outdoor workouts with minimal equipment is easier than ever. From HIIT workouts to strength training to bodyweight exercises, there are so many ways to get fit while enjoying the great outdoors. And if you’ve been asking yourself what are some outdoor cardio workouts that don't require a gym, just read on to see!
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WHAT ARE THE BEST OUTDOOR WORKOUTS WITHOUT GYM EQUIPMENT?
If you’ve felt the freedom of hitting the trails, then you know that a trail run is one of the best no gym workouts. Not only are you getting a great cardio workout, but you get to take in everything nature has to offer along the way. One of our favorite shoes for trail running is the Mio Lī for men, an airy, lightweight sneaker that handles the trail but looks at home at lunch afterwards too. For women, try the Huia, a sneaker with plenty of bounce underfoot, keeping you comfy as you move.
What are some fun outdoor workouts to do with friends? When it comes to top outdoor workouts to do with friends and family, hiking is our jam, and the ‘Imaka Trainer (for her and him) is our shoe. An athletic sneaker designed to handle the demands of the HLA (Hawaiian Lifeguard Association), it can handle whatever you throw it’s way, which is a bonus when you don’t know what kind of terrain you’re going to meet on your hike.
HOW CAN I DO A FULL BODY WORKOUT OUTDOORS WITHOUT ANY EQUIPMENT?
If you’re thinking more gym-style outdoor workouts, there are plenty of ways to take it outside. The key here is doing bodyweight exercises that use the resistance of your own body rather than weights to get strong. Effective bodyweight exercises for outdoor workouts include squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and burpees. Do each exercise for 30 seconds with a 15 second rest between, and complete the full circuit three times for a full body workout. These can be park workouts, beach workouts, or even backyard workouts. And if you’re wondering what are the best outdoor workouts for beginners, this is a great place to start. Our go-to workout shoes for these kinds of reps are the Kāholo for him and Kāholo for her. This athletic shoe is ready for anything and packs in performance, durability and style. We engineered the mesh to offer peak breathability and support in key areas and added a shell to the toe for even more durability.
WHAT ARE SOME CREATIVE OUTDOOR WORKOUTS FOR VARIETY AND MOTIVATION?
Feeling the outdoor fitness vibe but are worried you won’t stick to it like you do your gym sessions? Are you wondering how to create a successful outdoor workout routine? Thinking about how to stay motivated during outdoor workouts? The key is to think outside the box for this one. Maybe one day a week you try something new. Paddle boarding? It’s a great core workout as well as arms. Hill running? That will get your heart going. Really, when it comes to the science behind the effectiveness of outdoor workouts, it’s just about getting out there and doing something that moves your body. The more variety and fun, the more likely you are to keep doing it! And if you’re looking for a lightweight athletic sneaker that’s as flexible as your workout plan, then we suggest the Holo for men. Hawaiian tradewinds inspired this lightweight and active trainer that’s built with breathable mesh and a comfortable bounce underfoot, Holo is ready to energize your day. For women, the Huia is a great lightweight choice.
One last thought... Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into outdoor workouts is a great way to make your workout work for you in every aspect of your life. So why not add a little meditation after your cool down is done?