Wild Gym: 50 Ways to Get Fit Outdoors

Wild Gym: 50 Ways to Get Fit Outdoors


By (author) Peta Bee

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  • Publisher: Guardian Books
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 200mm x 200mm x 15mm | 564g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0852650949
  • ISBN 13: 9780852650943
  • Illustrations note: integrated colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,202,957

Product description

Bored of aerobics? Had your fill of running hamster-style on the treadmill? More people than ever are turning their backs on indoor exercise and discovering the immense physical and mental benefits of the great outdoors. Wild gym workouts can be adrenaline-boosting or serenely calming. They can involve mud, sweat and an element of fear or they can offer space for quiet reflection under a big, blue sky. Outdoor exercise burns more calories, tones muscles at a faster rate and has been proven to boost your mood and improve your health. Whatever you look for in a workout, you will find it in this indispensable guide to activities that range from beach running and buggy workouts to recumbent cycling and rock climbing. Want to get active? Get outside!

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Author information

Peta Bee, a sports journalist and author of three previous fitness books, is a former winner of the Fitness Professional of the Year award. In the course of researching Wild Gym she has tried everything from in-line skating through Paris at night to grassboarding down Primrose Hill in London.

Table of contents

Includes: - Full range of activities for city dwellers and countryside lovers alike - The low-down on muscles used and calories burned, per exercise - Information on equipment, safety, risks and costs.