It’s the new year and the new resolution’ists are flocking to the gym in droves. I personally salute them; if it needed a digit change in the calendar to give them the motivational boost they needed to do something about their health and fitness then so be it. But I can imagine many die hard gym goers might be grumbling at the legions of first timers and “wannabe thin again” newbies taking up their precious gym space. Awkward gym moments (very funny FB page btw maybe link it) are only funny for so long before they get annoying, especially when they’re using the equipment you want to use. However don’t despair, I have a solution. Yes, you could wait for those fitness fads to wear off before you can own your space in the gym, but that could anything from 1 to 3 months (I guess…however long it is, it will happen) or you could always change gyms!
I hear you – “A little drastic”, “it’ll be the same elsewhere”, “I like my gym” etc… OK, concerns duly noted but let me elaborate. I like the gym, it has everything I need. In fact it lays it out on a plate for me, it makes working out a breeze and all I have to do is plan accordingly to challenge myself. But I tried a new gym last year and I encourage you all to give it a go – it’s called outside! Hitting the streets, park or country may have been seen as a domain for runners, cyclists and extreme sports only but not so. The local park or industrial estate is an assault course waiting to happen. If you’re more of a muscle man then just take note from the awe inspiring Worlds Strongest Man event – pull, lift and push your way through urban or country backdrops. The elements offer a range of challenges and the environment offers an infinite amount of opportunities with only your imagination to limit you.
So jump those walls, scale that tree, lift those boulders and weave through the land of your choice at record speed. Not only are you out of the hustle and bustle of the gym, but you’ve just upped your game. Easy it isn’t, satisfying it most certainly is!