On The Trail Again
The fresh air. The sunshine. Something different to look at besides the four walls of you home gym. It’s a great way to breathe new life into your fitness program.
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time you know I’m a huge fan of P90X. I love the P90X. I owe that program and it’s instructor, Tony Horton, and Beachbody, while I’m at it, some serious gratitude for helping me change my life. But in the summer, when it’s nice out… not gonna do it!
When the option is there to go outside, I like to switch my program to one that is flexible. I don’t like to feel like I’ve blown the program schedule because I decided to hit the trail for my workout instead of pushing play on the DVD player.
This past weekend I strapped on my Rollerblades and headed out on one of the local rail trails. Maybe inline skating is out of fashion, but I still love it. It’s a fantastic workout. It gets your entire lower body and your core as well. It’s great cardio and works your balance too!
The rail trails are a safe way to get out on your blades, your bike, or on foot and go for miles. Other than the occasional intersection (which is usually very well-marked, some even have their own traffic lights) you can cruise along without worrying about auto traffic. On a gorgeous weekend like we just had traffic on the trail can get a little crazy, but that’s another story.
If you would like to find a trail near you and try it out click here. This site has all the info you need. I believe they’ll ask you to set up a free login in order to get full access, but it’s worth it. The information on this site is priceless… which is why they’ll send you the occasional email asking you to donate… but again, worth it! 🙂