Takin’ It Outside
This is an expression that we often use with our clientele to explain that everything they do inside the gym, they can do outside.More times than not, it will be more challenging for them outside rather than in anyway.A staple of our philosophy is No Equipment Necessary.Using your natural surroundings to your advantage, using nature and what’s out in the park as resistance, assistance. Overall, making the workout exciting and fun is the goal.
We’ve all been inside a gym, they all look the same, not the most aesthetically pleasing venues.Grey walls and floors, the cold hard steel feel of Nautilus equipment, none of this is appealing or desirable to be around.Conversely, outdoors we have the green grass and trees, the smell of the fresh air, the sounds of the birds.The two are incomparable.Your disposition and your state of mind is in such a better place when you’re outdoors than when you’re surrounded by four walls, a ceiling and a floor.
There’s no substitute to your body adjusting to the natural environment, whether it’s sunlight, rain, or cold.In extreme weather temperatures, whether hot or cold, your body has to adjust accordingly. An example of this is when it’s really cold out.Your body has to regulate its internal temperature at 98.6. In order to do that, all your systems have to function and work that much harder. In order for those systems to work and function that much harder, you’re burning more energy.If you’re burning more energy, in turn, you’re burning more calories.Conversely, when it’s hot outside, your body has to regulate and cool your temperature to keep it in and around 98.6.Again, in this situation, you’re burning more energy, and in turn, more calories, not to mention sweating profusely to keep it at that core temperature.
At Mind Over Matter, we offer an array of assorted activities and classes from the one-on-one training session to a boot camp class for all levels.Those that do it, swear by it.Some even work throughout the entire winter, regardless of snow or freezing cold temperatures.
All you need is a pair of sneakers, a bottle of water, and appropriate workout attire.No inordinate initiation fee or monthly gym charge that’s deducted automatically from your credit card.Just man versus environment, the way nature intended.