Holly Perkins is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, founder of Women’s Strength Nation, and author of Lift to Get Lean.
My weekly hikes in the canyons and mountains around Los Angeles are my salvation. While you don’t need science to tell you that spending time in the great outdoors will make you feel ah-freakin’-mazing, research shows that the negative ions—invisible, odorless, and tasteless molecules—that surround you in nature have been shown to help combat the blues.
That’s why I wanted to create a workout that you can do anywhere—with no equipment other than a park bench. Head outside, breathe in that fresh air, and get ready to break a sweat.
Complete one set of 15 repetitions of each move below in the order listed. After completing all six moves, rest for one minute and complete another round of all moves. Aim to complete three to five rounds of all six moves. You can create an interval-type effect by completing one round of the moves below, then walking or jogging for five minutes before completing the next round.