Blogs about Outdoor Fitness

Cultivating your mind-body connection in the garden.

I love green and growing things. Gardening is an excellent way to get active. You probably know by now that I focus on functional fitness, meaning fitness that's grounded in balanced, natural movement, that helps you stay injury-free and fit for daily life. Gardening is a great way to reinforce and enjoy the benefits of functional fitness. You can get good cardio from raking and mowing, digging and weeding are great resistance exercises, and just walking around on the natural surface of the garden promotes balance and stability. Gardening burns a fair amount of calories, too.

Anywhere Workouts

Anywhere Workouts is going to be our focus for today's blog.  I'm going to highlight the Stroops VITL Kit. This portable exercise kit is designed to give you an awesome workout from anywhere!

Yard Work and Spring Physical Fitness

Multitasking is the secret to success in the busy modern world. If you want to do well in the world these days, you have to be able to take on numerous tasks all at once. If you're looking forward to the warmer weather, you probably naturally want to get more in shape. It isn't unusual for people to pack on extra pounds during the fall and winter months when they spend most of their time indoors. If you want to usher in the spring and summer months, gardening may be the perfect hobby for you to take on.

Burn Calories Gardening

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Five Gardening Stretches for Fitness

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Ironman Maryland 140.6 Triathlon 2015 – Race Report

My first Ironman race was about to commence, in Cambridge, Maryland on October 3rd, 2015, when Hurricane Joaquin was on its way to the East of the US.

Never Leave the Playground

Check out this YOU TUBE video - https://youtu.be/eICg4CMd2jU

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

Fun in the Sun Tips

I was on WJLA's workout wednesday segment yesterday giving some advice on staying safe while exercise. Watch the full interview using this link.   

Hiking in Acadia National Park

About a week ago we have the opportunity to visit our son Kieran who was interning in Bath, Maine this summer. We were able to climb, I say climb because hiking would not be the word, as there were no switch backs Cadillac Mt. in Acadia National Park. We had a great day with Kieran and a marvelous day to hike. We visited 6 different cities in Maine, each one more beautiful than the next! PLEASE go out and enjoy what nature has to offer. Nothing invigorates you more!  If you missed the early summer posts on various benefits of exercising outdoors, please scroll down and take a peak.