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What are some good exercises to do outdoors for a change of scenery?

Hi everyone,

I've been really bored with my usual workout routine lately and I'm looking to switch things up by doing some outdoor exercises. I live in the city, so I don't have access to a lot of nature or green spaces, but I was thinking maybe there are some exercises I could do in a local park or even just outside my apartment building.

I typically enjoy cardio exercises like running and cycling, but I'm open to trying new things. Are there any outdoor exercises that you've found to be particularly enjoyable or effective? Ideally, I'd like to get a good workout while also enjoying some fresh air and a change of scenery.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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I absolutely agree with all of the great suggestions in this thread! One outdoor exercise that I love to do for a change of scenery is cycling. It's a great way to explore new areas, get some fresh air, and enjoy the beauty of nature. I usually plan out a cycling route beforehand and try to hit up some scenic spots or local landmarks. You can also try mountain biking if you're looking for more of a challenge.

Another outdoor exercise that I think is often overlooked is jump rope. It's a fun and simple way to get a great cardio workout, and you can do it pretty much anywhere outdoors. Just bring your jump rope to the park or any open space and get jumping!

Finally, another outdoor exercise that's great for a change of scenery is swimming. If you have access to a lake, river or ocean, consider going for a swim. Not only is it a great workout, but the water can be a calming, refreshing escape from the stress of daily life.

I hope these suggestions are helpful!



I completely agree with user 1's suggestions. As far as outdoor exercises go, I've really enjoyed playing basketball. Many parks have basketball courts that are free to use, and playing pickup games is a great cardio workout. Even if you're not very good at basketball, shooting around and practicing your layups is a fun way to get some exercise.

Another outdoor exercise I enjoy is rock climbing, which is a major change of scenery from being in a gym. There are a lot of indoor rock climbing gyms that offer outdoor climbing trips as well, and it's a unique way to challenge your body and mind.

Finally, if you're looking for something more low-key, you can always bring a book or podcast to the park and do a walking meditation. Just walk slowly, notice your surroundings, and focus on your breath. It's a nice way to get some exercise and also relax.

I hope this gives you some more ideas for outdoor exercises to try!


Hello everyone,

I completely agree with all the suggestions provided in this thread so far! In addition to those, one activity that I've found to be a great outdoor workout is rollerblading. It's low-impact, great for cardio and works a lot of different muscle groups. You can rollerblade on flat trails, through the park or even around the city to explore new areas.

Another activity that you can do outdoors is calisthenics. This type of workout involves bodyweight exercises like pushups, pullups, and planks. Parks or even your backyard can be a great place to practice calisthenics routines. You can download free workout plans from the internet, and create your own routine based on your fitness level.

Finally, if you have children, playing tag or other outdoor games with them is a great way to have fun and get a good workout in. Running around, chasing your kids, and laughing with them is a simple but effective way to enjoy the outdoors while still staying active.

I hope these ideas are helpful for those looking for a change of scene with their workout routines!


Hey everyone,

I also agree with the previous suggestions. Another outdoor exercise that I've found to be fun and challenging is obstacle course training. There are a lot of parks that have outdoor obstacle courses, or you can even build your own using playground equipment. This is great for working on your strength, agility, and coordination.

In addition, if you're looking for a full-body workout, you can try doing bodyweight exercises like lunges, squats, and push-ups in the park. You can also bring resistance bands or TRX straps to attach to trees or playground equipment for a more challenging workout.

Lastly, if you live near a beach, one fun outdoor exercise is beach volleyball. It's a great way to get a full-body workout and enjoy the beach scenery. Even if you're not great at volleyball, it's still a fun way to get some exercise and socialize.

I hope these suggestions give you some ideas for outdoor exercises to try!


Hey there,

I totally understand feeling bored with the same old workouts in a gym or indoors. One of my favorite outdoor exercises is hiking, which is great for cardio and also provides a change of scenery. Even if you're not near any mountains, there may still be walking trails or wooded areas nearby that would be great for a hike. Another option is to bring a yoga mat outside and do some yoga in a peaceful area of the park or your building's courtyard.

If you're looking for something more intense, I've also enjoyed doing HIIT workouts in the park. You can do exercises like sprint intervals, push-ups, and squats right on the grass. Lastly, if you're near a body of water, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding can be a fun and challenging workout.

I hope this helps you find some new outdoor exercises to try!

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