The Joys of Exercising Outdoors

April 24, 2022

Weston Common is now open, and Xtend Fitness is proud to offer outdoor group fitness classes to Weston Centre tenants and guests alike! What’s particularly unique about these group classes is that they’re hosted outside, rather than indoors like most classes. Group fitness has a variety of benefits on its own, but exercising outdoors is also incredibly beneficial! 

Today, we’re going to share more about the joys of exercising outdoors to encourage you to give an outdoor group fitness class a try.

Reasons to Try Exercising Outdoors

Here are some of the impressive benefits of exercising outdoors.

You’ll get more vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for strong, healthy bones, and many people are deficient in it. One of the best ways to get enough vitamin D is by spending time in the sun. When you exercise outdoors, you can soak up some healthy vitamin D while you’re getting your workout in.

You’ll breathe in more fresh air

Spending time outdoors also means that you’re breathing in more fresh air. This can help improve your lung function and overall cardiovascular health.

You could burn more calories

Exercising in a warmer environment means that your body has to work harder to cool itself down. This can lead to burning more calories than exercising indoors in a cooler environment.

You’ll reduce stress and improve your mood

Exercising outdoors has been shown to help reduce stress and improve mood. One theory is that being in nature helps to boost levels of serotonin, the “happy hormone.”

You’ll get a better night’s sleep

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, exercising outdoors may help. One study found that people who exercised outside for 30 minutes in the evening slept better than those who didn’t exercise at all.

So, there are plenty of good reasons to try exercising outdoors. If you haven’t been exercising regularly, start by adding a few outdoor workouts to your week and see how you feel. You might just find that you enjoy it more than working out indoors. And, even if you don’t, you’ll still be getting all of the great benefits of exercising outdoors.

Try Exercising Outdoors Today at Weston Common

If you’re ready to give it a try, an outdoor group fitness class at Weston Common is a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing yoga class or one that is a little more high energy to get your heart pumping, we offer something for everyone.

Along with exercising outdoors, there’s plenty more to see and do at Weston Common. On Mondays through Thursdays, a variety of food trucks come to Weston Common to allow tenants and guests to try a variety of cuisines, including sandwiches, BBQ, pizza, and sushi. Don’t miss it!

Click here to see the group fitness schedule at Weston Common so you can book your next class. 

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