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Park Bench Workout

The weather is getting nicer by the day, and winter chills will soon be no more. The last place you want to be on a sunny day is stuck inside the gym. But with spring break right around the corner, you cannot afford to miss a workout day. If the treadmill has become the dreadmill, head to the park instead! Spice-up your workout routine with this fun park bench circuit. Get out and get moving!


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Warm-up:

Begin your workout with a ten minute jog around the park.

Workout Circuit: 

Do 10 reps of each exercise. Repeat the circuit by doing 9 reps of each exercise, then 8, then 7, and so on until you get to one rep of each. You will need a park bench and a positive attitude.

1. Tuck Jumps

Bend your knees, tighten your core and jump onto the bench. When you jump down, land softly by bending your knees.


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2. Single Leg Triceps Dips

Hold on to the bench and come to a 90-degree angle with the ground. Extend one leg and suck your belly in. Keep elbows in toward your sides as you dip down and then back up.


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3. Toe Taps

Alternately bring your legs up and tap your toe on the bench. Challenge yourself by going as fast as you can.


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4. Burpees

Begin by jumping straight up. Bend at your knees and place your hands on the bench. Jump your feet back to plank position and complete a pushup. Jump feet back in and repeat.


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Who said park benches were only for sitting?

By Anna Werner

Photos by Madison Rowbotham

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