I have been loving the arrival of summer and heading to the park to workout rather then heading to the gym. My kids have really loved the change of scenery and will happily play at the park over being in the gym daycare any day. I am blessed to have some great friends at my disposal to come play with me. My “trusty” workout buddy Jenn who is up for anything sweaty! My friend Erin who just happens to be a personal trainer too! and my buddy Jay who is beyond inspirational in her fitness adventures (Soliders of Fitness, Rowing, Kettlebells, Spartan Racer, and Boot Camp Fanatic!)
This past Wednesday, Jay and I spent some time together at the park while my sweet little Kasey played in the sand. Jay was kind enough to share some of the advanced moves she has learned in her Kettlebell classes. I have to say I have a lot of work to do in learning the “snatch” my brain and muscles can’t seem to make the connection. She also showed me the Turkish Get Up (torture, who invented that?), and some really cool distance and partner moves. I love working out with Jay because she challenges and me and CALLS me on form. ”Katie straight arm! Katie KB to the sky! ummm Katie top of the hill!”
After playing around with the Kettlebells, we played with my new toy, the suspension trainer. Jay even got some pics of me working it!
I’m looking forward to spending more time out of the gym, and in the sun playing with my friends!
I challenge you to make a “play date” with a friend or two and hit your local park for some fun. Here’s a couple links with some great park workouts for you to try.