Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

While it’s nice to have a workout like Pilates that you can do from home, it’s also nice to get outside from time to time. Especially as the weather warms up.

Colorado’s weather is ridiculously fickle.

One day it’s sunny and 65 and the next day it’s snowing. So when the sun peeks through I take advantage of the opportunity to get outside.

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Walking is a great way to exercise and is especially convenient for pregnant women and new moms.

It’s easy on the joints, safe and refreshing.

In attempt to get the most bang for my buck I often sneak in a few strength exercises during my walks.

Next time you’re out find a park bench and give these moves a try. Do 2 or 3 sets throughout your walk.

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Tricep Dips

Start with arms straight. Bend to 90 degrees keeping your elbows tucked in by your side. Then return to starting position. Do 10-30 depending on your strength.

tips: keep your chest lifted toward the sky, point fingers towards your body.

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Single Leg Tricep Dips

Same as the exercises above but extend one leg straight forward. Aim for 10 on each side.

tips: keep your hips level, keep your chest lifted toward the sky.

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Leaning Push-Ups

These are a nice alternative to push-ups and also effectively work the core. Do 10-20 depending on yours strength.

tips: keep your hips in line with your body, keep your head in-line with your spine.

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Do you ever sneak strength exercises into your day? I’d love to hear your secrets…

xo,

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PS – So many of you have signed up for The PBP and I am SO excited to work with you! I can’t wait to get our workouts going again. Although the first 10 spots are already filled there is still room to join us on March 16th. Details here.

4 Comments
  1. Kim 3 years ago

    I’m looking forward to warmer weather here in Michigan. Winter has been brutal. I love walking and have been thinking about the warmer days ahead so I can get outside and enjoy nature. I love the added strength training along the way. I’m already planning spots I can stop at along my walk. Now off to do some Pilates!!

  2. Sandy 3 years ago

    50 Walking Lunges every time I leave for a walk. If you don’t walk everyday then you could do them on your way to the mailbox. I also do a variety of squats while feeding the dogs.

  3. Mina 3 years ago

    Will definitely do these on my next walk 🙂

  4. Mina 3 years ago

    Ok just did these and oh wow my arms and legs never felt like the way they do feel now 🙂

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