3 Reasons To Take Your Workout Outdoors

Okay, so Summer is a little overdue here in London. But thankfully we can generate our own heat from our workouts when we take them outdoors. A few years ago, you’d be hard pressed to catch me training outdoors especially if the weather wasn’t “perfect”. Then I took on a regular teaching gig where I had to turn up come rain or shine. I mean, I had to set the example right?! Through that experience, I learnt to love the outdoors and now the weather doesn’t really come into it. As long as you’re dressed for the weather you’ll be just fine! 

Wearing || Leggings, £50 (The North Face) via Blacks Online Store, Tank, £42 (Lululemon), Trainers, £85 (Reebok)

Top Up Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of the fat-soluble vitamins essential for us to have strong bones and a healthy immune system (read, keep yourself well) and it can be obtained from glorious sunshine. Just another reason to make the most of the sunshine when we get it! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen though! 

It’s Good For Your Mind, Heart & Soul

Working out outdoors isn’t just good for your heart and fitness levels, it’s also a great way to clear your mind, reenergise and focus. Your runs or workouts can (if you choose) become your “me” time. Spending time with other people can be just as therapeutic though. When it comes to running in particular, I find running in groups helps me to up the pace a little and challenge how fast I think I can run! 

Wearing || Sweater, £55 (The North Face) via Blacks Online Store, Jacket (Topshop)

Adventure Is The Next Big Thing

Get yourself down to a Mountain Athletics session! Taking your workouts outdoors is one thing but you can up your game even more! I think I might be the only person left to not have tried trail running (have you?!) but it’s firmly on my list of things to do! In addition to trail running, my nearest The North Face Store run all sorts of events and adventures to get you on your way.

I’m wearing pieces (leggings and sweater) from The North Face (TNF), Mountain Athletics range via Blacks online store in this post. I’ve had them for a fair few weeks now so they’ve been put to the test not just for training but for my hectic schedule. The particular day these photos were taken, I had a site visit to an event venue, a photography workshop and a class to do so I loved that I could just “dress up” the pieces a bit to go about my day.

The entire range has been created to withstand all the crazy adventure you can throw at it being made from durable fabrics. I’m literally, constantly checking my diary against TNF schedule to see when I can make it along to a session and get my adventure on!

So, inside or outside?!

Elle 🙂

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p.s I styled my hair using Afrocentrix Products – check them out! I’ll be sharing more about them real soon! ..also, this isn’t a sponsored post; I was provided with the kit via Blacks online store but as ever, all opinions are my own 😉




  1. Curious Journeying
    June 4, 2016 / 17:00

    I love exercising outdoors :). Taking time to be outside is probably in my top 3 motivations for exercising. I guess it might be easier for me though, as I live in the countryside!

    • Elle Linton
      June 6, 2016 / 11:18

      Hey Nicky! …well, I've just gotten used to a more urban outdoors when I train in London! But lucky for me, I live on the outskirts of the city in Essex so there is plenty of countryside on my doorstep too! …I just need to utilise it more! 😉

  2. Chi-Chi
    June 4, 2016 / 20:50

    Exercising outdoors has helped with my fitness and is great for de-stressing. Plus I've met some great people from exercising outdoors!www.lifeofchi.co.uk

    • Elle Linton
      June 6, 2016 / 11:16

      Too right 🙂 …and same here for meeting great people! x

  3. Katie G
    June 6, 2016 / 11:58

    I love exercising outside, there's something about it that feel's a bit more rewarding? & I spend alllllday inside – In simple, I just love the great outdoors. I'm liking those TNF legging's also, I used to wear TNF a lot during my climbing year's and these look seriously funky!

    • Elle Linton
      June 9, 2016 / 10:28

      Thanks Katie – cause don't we all love a little bit of funky lycra!! Loving the great outdoors is defo something I had to learn to do but it's been worth it, and like you said, rewarding! 😉

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