I’m looking for 3 things:
1 — I am looking for some fresh new workout ideas…maybe playing of off the weather getting cooler and what exercises we can do outside while the weather isn’t so cold just yet.
2 — Does anyone know of any high energy and fun new trends that don’t require a great deal of equipment
3 – Finally, anyone think of any dangers people should know about when working out during the winter months or in general?
Since the others have given you a few ideas for the dangers of the weather, I’ll give you a few ideas for outside workouts.
Not sure what it is you usually do, if you need client or class ideas, but here are a few things to try:
–I see that you are certified in TRX–if you have a few of these, they are wonderful tool for outside bodyweight exercises. Plus, very portable with minimal effort. It gives clients and participants a whole new feel being outside. You could do a functional circuit with the TRX and other body weight exercises mixed in.
–Are you near a local park? Use the equipment at the park. Swings become the platform for feet in elevated planks. Monkey bars become pullup bars. Benches become step up platforms. Playgrounds become areas for sprints or runs.
–Are you near any outdoor trails? Hit the trails, and map out a destination. Often the developed trails will have little workout stations along the way that you can use. Even if you don’t have a trail near you, map your route out–and then every 1/4 or 1/2 mile or so, stop to do an exercise.
All of these ideas can be made more “fresh” by having a theme or focus for the day. You can focus on timed intervals. You can focus on upper or lower body. You can focus on rotation or core for the day. It gives your clients and participants something to look forward to and know what they will be focusing on for the day.
It’s the mix that make it fresh. 🙂