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Spring: The Perfect Season for New Fitness Goals

SparkPeople.com

With winter behind us and the spring in full swing, now is a great time to revisit your fitness goals and try something new—especially if it involves the great outdoors.


5 Spring Fitness Ideas
 
Train for a Race
Spring is the ideal time to dust off your running shoes, hit the pavement and train for a race. Whether you're walking, running or a combination of the two, the weather is perfect. Having a deadline like a race date looming over you might be all the motivation you need to stop hitting snooze each morning and make your workouts a priority.
 
Bike It
Spring is the perfect time to bring your bike out of hibernation, whether you like to bike casually on a local trail or more seriously by competing in races or even commuting to work. A new goal for spring could be to bike to work at least one day per week.
 
Hit the Trail
The scenery is breathtaking, the air is crisp and clean, and the atmosphere is so refreshing. Whether you run, hike or bike on trails, let this be your reminder to get back to nature.

Perfect a Sport
Do you have a desire to get outdoors this spring but don't know where to begin? Then why not try your hand at a spring sport like tennis, softball, golf or kayaking! When you enjoy a sport and work to perfect your skills, the activity hardly seems like a workout despite having major calorie-burning and health-boosting benefits.
 
Bring Your Workout Outdoors
One fun way to liven up your exercise routine is to take your typical work out outside. Treadmill runner? Hit the streets for your jog. Love kettlebells? Bring them to your backyard. Class regular? Look for outdoor boot camp classes in your area. Sometimes just changing your scenery can do wonders for your motivation.

Take advantage of this lively season by injecting a little fun back into your fitness routine!

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