We live in a beautiful country with lots of sunshine, fresh air and space. Yet many of us spend hours sitting indoors, often in front of a screen.
With warmer days and a new year upon us, now is the perfect time to head outdoors with the family and establish some new habits that may become a part of your workout routine.
Playgrounds are not just for kids, and across Australia councils have been installing outdoor gyms in parks, beaches and open spaces, inviting people of all ages and fitness levels to get active and have fun.
Many of these gyms are developed by a_space, innovators of outdoor workout spaces that now reside in over 300 communities around Australia.
a_space founder Dean Joel takes some time off the step up station to tell us why we should all give an outdoor workout a try.
"Exercising outdoors comes with a range of physical and mental health benefits including increased energy and decreased levels of stress, confusion and depression."
Green is good
Exercising outdoors comes with a range of physical and mental health benefits including increased energy and decreased levels of stress, confusion and depression.
While sun safety is always important, a few minutes of sunshine a day and resistance activities are great for bone health as well.
You can use the equipment anytime without worrying about paying fees or getting the most out of your membership.
a_space outdoor gyms are set up in over 300 communities nationally and that number is rising every week.