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Alternative Workouts

Alternative Workouts

Out of the box training with Move It Monday Alternative Workouts! 3 ideas to take your workout outside.

We all know those jokes about every diet starting on Monday, next Monday, don’t we? But there are also those who include the endless postponing of working out to the next week.

You do not need to fall into this trap. Even if you do not feel like attending a class or following your standard schedule, you can still get your workout done. Let’s have a look at 3 choices to traditional training that will help you burn some calories and have fun at the same time. 


We got so accustomed to take the car (or public transportation) anywhere, that walking has become underrated.

Whenever weather permits, I do the Move It Monday‘s Monday Mile during lunch break. Depending on the weather and on how much time I have, I walk faster or slower. It is proving to be relaxing and I have already discovered new places to run too.

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The only thing you should have in mind when going for a walk is choosing comfortable shoes. The easiest way to be always ready is living a pair of trainers in the car or in your drawer at work. This way there will be no reason to miss the opportunity.

Wear comfortable shoes and take little with you when you go for a walk.

Wear comfortable shoes and take little with you when you go for a walk.


Maybe walking is not your thing, but I am sure that you can have a great time cycling.

The great thing about biking is that you can go anywhere with it (if you want, you can even leave the car at home and use it to go to work). If you are concerned about not looking good when arriving at the office (I am guilty of this one), you can still go for a ride after hours. The choice is yours.

When biking, it is always advisable to wear helmet and use lights after it gets dark. They are small measures that will support your safety.

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In almost every city there is a public park with fitness machines or an area for workouts. Let the child in you enjoy getting dirty and do your thing in open air.

The best about such places is that it is not rare to find fun alternatives to well-known machines as well as brand new stuff. And if you have companion, why not playing ball or frisbee? Laugh is guaranteed and you will be increasing your vitamin D storage.

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If you are lucky to live by the sea, there is nothing better than enjoying the beach on a beautiful summer day.

It is always great to bring some variation to your workouts. It helps you stay motivated as well as gives you the opportunity to use your muscles differently.

Get you vitamin D by following outdoors activities. Take it outdoors.

Take it Outdoors!

So the next time you want to do a new workout but does not know where to start, try:

  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Outdoors

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What are your alternatives to standard training? When you cannot follow your planning, what do you do to get your body moving?

I would love to know your alternatives as well!

Move It Monday is an international campaign which encourages people of all fitness levels to get moving each week starting on Mondays.

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Debbie Rodrigues

Debbie Rodrigues is a powerhouse Executive Assistant by day and a Planning aficionado by night. During her free time, when she is not cycling, you'll probably find her journaling.

Hello, my name is Debbie Rodrigues.

By day, I am a powerhouse Senior Executive Assistant; by night, I am a planning enthusiast. When I'm not cycling, you'll probably find me journaling in my free time.

On my website, you'll find tips to elevate your skill set, build confidence, improve productivity, and achieve success in the things that truly matter to you.