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The Fantastic Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

If you’re lucky enough to live in San Diego, you have the privilege of enjoying some of the most temperate weather in the United States.

Plentiful sun, infrequent rain and lush natural plants and trees make our city a beautiful place for outdoor activities year-round. At Bootique Fitness, we take advantage of this natural beauty that surrounds us!

We offer personal training group classes that take place outdoors in various locations around San Diego each week. Whether you prefer a morning class in Mission Bay where you can burn fat while watching the sun rise over the water, or an evening class in Civita, Mission Valley or La Jolla where you can revel in the beauty of the palm trees silhouetted against the sky during the golden hour, you’re sure to enjoy the stunning locales of our classes.

Plus, with an average of 266 days of sunshine per year, it’s almost as if San Diego’s climate was designed for outdoor exercise. Trust us: If you haven’t yet tried completing an invigorating workout near the water or under the palm trees with the sun gently warming your back, you’re missing out!

Benefits of outdoor exercise classes

It’s more than just pleasant scenery and clear skies that make outdoor workouts in San Diego enjoyable, however. There’s a burgeoning field of study that’s taking a closer look at the physical and mental health benefits of outdoor exercise versus indoor activity. One study found that, “Compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalization and positive engagement, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and increased energy.” It also noted that “Participants reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and declared a greater intent to repeat the activity at a later date.”

You’ll notice the difference right away

Although these links are still being studied, most of us can personally relate to the preliminary findings. If you compare running on the treadmill in a busy indoor gym under fluorescent lights to jogging along the ocean at sunset, you’re sure to notice a difference in mood after you complete each activity. Have you ever felt that sense of euphoria you get after spending time outdoors, whether it’s camping, a picnic, or a simple stroll? Combine that feeling with the endorphins that flood your brain after an invigorating workout, and you’ve got a highly enjoyable and beneficial activity that will likely keep you coming back for more.

If you’re looking for a workout style that’s enjoyable, effective, and makes the most of the beautiful surroundings among which we’re lucky to live in San Diego, contact Bootique Fitness to take advantage of a free trial class. You’ll feel immediately welcomed by our friendly, expert trainers and enthusiastic Bootique’ers, as well as calm and focused by the serene, stunning outdoor environment. It’s a magic combination that will help put you in the right frame of mind for a fantastic, fat-burning workout!

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