Great Places to Work Out, Other than the Gym

Great Places to Work Out, Other than the Gym

12 September 2016

Gyms are not the only place to work out. In fact, take a look around - there will be natural locations all around you to explore.

Take a break from overcrowded, sweaty gyms and head outside to really bring your workout routine to life.

Exercising doesn't have to be a chore, so read on to find out about some great alternatives to the gym - there's not a weight room in sight.


The beach

With miles of golden sand to run on and a shimmering coastline just opposite, it's no wonder the beach is such a popular place to workout.

Fill your lungs with crisp, clean sea air and let the sand support your joints while you move. In fact, there are so many beach workouts you can do. Why not do some press-ups, sit-ups and squats to get your whole body working?

Surrounded by picturesque scenery, it won't even feel like you're exercising.


Exercising from home

Some gyms can cost upwards of £40 a month, and this can be pretty expensive if you don't have the time to attend on a regular basis. Implementing a home workout can be just as effective and, best of all, it's free.

Lunges, squats, sit-ups and press-ups can all be completed while you're watching TV, triceps dips can be performed with a chair, or why not get some resistance training in by lifting bags of sugar or tin cans? If you use your imagination, you can still get in a full body workout - even when you lack the motivation to get to the gym.


Join a boot camp

With weight loss retreats running across the UK and Europe, Prestige Bootcamps can help you achieve your weight-loss targets through the use of strength and cardio circuits, team games, boxing sessions and pool exercises.

Surrounded by stunning woodlands or idyllic coastlines, our military physical training instructors will push you to your limits with a mix of high and low-intensity routines to maximise results.

No two days will be completely the same, and you will improve your teamwork and communication skills, too. With all abilities welcome, there's nothing stopping you from finding out what your body can achieve.


Join a sports team

Whether you're into football, rugby, hockey or anything in between, there's a wide range of clubs out there that will allow you to follow your passion or try out something new.

Working alongside like-minded people to reach the same goals, you will be inspired to push yourself and work harder.


Competitive sports will get your blood pumping and your heart racing, so your fitness levels will increase if you stick at it.



With its high buoyancy, water provides exceptional support to your limbs - meaning swimming is perfect for those looking for a low-impact, body-busting exercise session.  With sessions running throughout the day at your local pool, you can fit your workout around your daily schedule - meaning this is the ideal solution to fitting in some high-intensity cardio and resistance training after a long day at the office.