Indoor vs. outdoor workouts: Pros & Cons

People are taking advantage of our summer days while they last – we all know how quickly it goes by before we’re back into winter here in Wisconsin.
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 4:44 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -Temperatures are soaring this week and while some people want the comfort of air conditioning at the gym, others are enjoying a good workout in the hot weather.

Local fitness expert Nick Peters with QuickHIT Fitness Labs joins Hello Wisconsin Monday to discuss exercising in the heat and humidity, outline exercises one can do without equipment and the myths associated with working out in the summer heat.

“I always say exercise with intent, we know what we’re trying to do and that’s make our bodies improve,” says Peters. “You should be a little out of breath, you should be a little uncomfortable and that is totally fine.”

When it comes to using your outdoor environment as a workout, Peters says to stick to low-impact workouts such as lunges, bodyweight squats, and walking with intent.

“Listen to your body, some people get woozy or you start to get light headed or tired or your body feels weak, that’s your body telling you ‘hey, we’ve done too much,’” explains Peters. “When that starts to happen make sure you get into a cool place, drink some water, catch your breath, before you start any activity again. Make sure you’re feeling as close to 100% as possible.”

To learn more about training at QuickHIT Fitenss Labs in Eau Claire, see here.

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