Think a personal trainer will only have you doing cardio on a treadmill? Not so much anymore.
As a personal trainer in California I recommended outdoor activities to all my clients as a way to enhance their overall fitness level and clear their minds.
The ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) considers anything from kayaking to pick-up basketball to high-adventure excursions like camping and rock climbing as outdoor activity. Some experts say you can burn up to 500+ calories an hour while hiking!
Outdoor excursions have mental benefits as well. Greenery evokes a mood-boosting response after only five minutes! Not to mention, doesn’t a breathtaking view sound much more invigorating than your gym’s television screen?!