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Heritage Park Circuit #3

This is the third outdoor circuit featuring the outdoor fitness equipment at Heritage Park! This particular circuit is a little more difficult than the last two, so don’t be afraid to push yourself! This could be a true test of how much stronger you have become! Since this circuit may prove to be more difficult, modifications will be noted along with pictures. 
Warm-up: Walk/jog the 1.5-mile loop
Step-ups or box jumps Step-ups - start by stepping up onto the box of appropriate height and difficulty level. When stepping up drive the opposite knee upward; alternate stepping up with your right and left foot and driving your knee upward toward your chest.

Box jumps – to get the most out of box jumps, form is everything. Make sure you are not positioned too far away from the landing surface of the box. This is important because you want to jump UP and not OUT. Making this mistake could lead to injury. When ready bend your knees and swing arms backward to create a countermovement to increase m…

5 Health Benefits of Playing Outside

Remember when most kids didn't have to be convinced or bribed to play outside? When we become so-called adults, we wish we could turn the clock back and enjoy being a kid again. Especially when it comes to playing outside. These days tablets and phones are practically superglued to the hands of everyone, whenever all you need is the great outdoors. There are infinitely many possibilities of games and activities that can be played outside as a child. Even if your kids don't have a neighborhood posse (like in the Sandlot), there are still plenty of activities to be played outside.
So why should your kids play outside? There are actually proven health benefits of playing outside that can effect the health and wellness of children at a young age.  Improves Vision - children who play outside have better distance vision than those that primarily stay indoors
Promotes Social Skills - unstructured play promotes a wide range of skills; it's not just about running and staying ac…

Heritage Park Outdoor Circuit Workout #2

The second circuit for our Heritage Park fitness equipment is here! Modify these exercises to meet your specific needs. If you wish to mix these exercises in with those that were featured in our first     post feel free to do so! 

Warm-up: walk 1.5-mile loop or do Cardio Stepper for 5-10 minutes

Assisted Row W: 2 sets/ 10 reps M: 2 sets/ 15 reps

Squat Press W: 2 sets/10 reps M: 2 sets/ 15 reps

Reverse Crunches/Leg Raises W: 2 sets/ 25 reps M: 2 sets/ 25 reps

Cool down: walk 1.5-mile loop