5 Outdoor Alternatives To The Gym
There’s more things to get your heart rate up than just a run on the treadmill, so why not give these outdoor activities a go before the Summer is up – we assure you you’ll have great fun doing them too!
If you like the water (and can embrace the cold Atlantic!) then definitely give surfing a try. You’ll warm up very quickly with all the paddling and popping up on the board – it’s great for an all over body workout. Lahinch is once of the best beaches in Ireland to do it and is a great spot for a weekend away too.
Walking in Wicklow’s National Park is one of the nicest things to do on a dry day. There are different level hikes ranging in gradient and time so there’s something there for every one. If you get tired hiking up, just remember that the view from the summit make’s it all worth it.
You can go kayaking come rain or shine, but if you aren’t a big fan of the sea, try it out on Dublin’s River Liffey or the Canal to start. It’s a great one to work the arms and core.
Enjoy a good upper body work out in the wild West of Ireland by scaling the rugged heights of Connemara. It’s been said that women make better rock climbers because we use skill over strength, so you may be much better than you think!