Total Park Workout

Gilbert fitness trainer Andrea Allen from Deliciously Fit ‘n’ Healthy, featured in People Magazine, shows us how to make any park with play equipment, picnic benches or park benches your perfect outside gym!

Here are five simple exercises to tighten up your abs, legs, glutes and arms in one quick workout! You can do this workout at your local park when you just don’t have time to make it to the gym. Kill two birds with one stone by getting your kids out to play while you work up a great sweat.

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Park Bench Incline or Decline Push Up

(Arms & Abs) 10 reps

Place your hands on the bench and scoot your feet back so your body is making an elevated plank. Bend at your elbow to bring your face towards the bench and create a 90 degree angle with your elbow.

Advanced: Start with your feet on the bench and your hands on the ground in a decline position.

Picnic Table Step Ups

(Legs & Glutes) 30 seconds

Step on the bench placing your entire foot on the bench followed by the other. At the top stand straight up and then bend your knees to step down one foot at a time.

Advanced: Jump up with both feet.

Monkey Bar Knee Tucks

(Abs) 8-12 reps

Get a good grip on bars that are above your head. Start with your legs together and bring your knees up in line with your waist.

Advanced: Bring your knees up towards your chest.

Picnic Table Repeat Knees

(Legs, Glutes, and Abs) 30 seconds

Place one foot in the middle of the bench with the other foot on the ground. Place your hands above your head. Bring your opposite knee up towards your chest in a quick motion while bringing your hands down like you’re breaking a pretend stick over your knee that’s lifting.

Park Bench-Split Squat

(Legs & Glutes) 10-12 reps on each foot

Place one foot on the bench behind you. Bend the knee of the elevated foot down towards the ground. Make sure your stable foot on the ground is far enough forward that the stable foot’s knee does not shoot out in front of your toes. Bring your knee back up.

By | 2017-08-05T10:23:12+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Fitness, March 2017|0 Comments

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