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6 benefits of outdoor training

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen BeaverFit outdoor training solutions while doomscrolling social media. 

Or maybe your military unit keeps pressing you to use the new container gym they purchased and installed outside the headquarters. 

But why the movement toward outdoor training – is it really worth it? 

Short answer: Yes. Keep reading for the many dam(n) reasons why.

1. MOOD BOOST

Outdoor training acts as a natural antidepressant. Exercising in nature, or ‘green exercise,’ has been shown to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. With nature increasing serotonin and exercise producing endorphins, you’ll get a double dose of feeling good. Why go for a single when you can get a double for the same cost?

2. INCREASED VITAMIN D

When you exercise outdoors, your body absorbs vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D is important for bone health, immune system function, mood and energy regulation. Spending even a short time in the sun can provide the body with all the vitamin D it needs for the day. Just remember to use protection – sun protection, that is.

3. FRESH AIR

When flus and viruses are floating around, indoor gyms become breeding grounds for illness. Let’s face it: no one wants to train next to a guy who’s coughing and sneezing like he just ran a marathon through a pollen-filled field. That’s why outdoor fitness is a no-brainer when it comes to avoiding germs and enjoying fresh air.

4. STRONGER EYES

Outdoor thighs, stronger eyes… or something like that. More time outdoors can improve eye health. Bright sunlight forces your eyes to “flex their muscles” and release dopamine – believed to block excessive eye growth – and serotonin – which regulates our sleep-wake cycle, ensuring eye rest and recovery. And while your eye muscles may not look as impressive as your quad muscles, they’ll prove their worth in the long run.

5. MORE SPACE, MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Compared to awkwardly cramped indoor gyms, outdoor fitness allows you to take up the space you need and move freely. This not only provides more room for accessories and equipment, but opens up opportunities for unique and fun cardio drills that combine with strength work when training equipment is placed near open fields, hills, or beaches with sand. Yes, we just used ‘fun’ and ‘cardio’ in the same sentence.

6. CHALLENGE + REWARD

Outdoor training is fitness with an extra shot of espresso. It’s invigorating and energizing, helping you feel more motivated to stick to your routine and continue making progress towards your goals. Whether it’s braving the elements on an exceptionally hot or cold day or powering through imperfect conditions, outdoor training will test your stamina and leave you feeling like a certified badass.

If you’re interested in expanding your training space to the outdoors, we can help. From storage and shelters to equipment and accessories, BeaverFit can outfit you with an American-made, weatherproof solution specific to your training needs, space and budget. 

Check out our most popular outdoor training solutions at: https://beaverfitusa.com/outdoors/

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