Park Bench Workout – – – Easy Exercises to Do Anywhere

There are two main excuses when it comes to why someone doesn’t workout: 1) lack of time, 2) lack of motivation.

While you’re going to need to work on that second one a little, I’m determined to break this number one barrier for good.  EXERCISE DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE A TON OF TIME.

It’s a limiting belief that is running rampant in this country that if someone doesn’t go to the gym and spend hours on end, they will not be able to stick to a workout routine.  To that, I’m calling bologna (raise your hand if you say it bow-log-nah, when trying to spell it).

We prioritize what we think is most important, but, on the other hand, if we think something is going to be impossible, we won’t even try.  It’s how our brain works.

Well, here’s a quick workout you can do the next time you take your kids or dog to the park.  Maybe you’re on vacation, maybe you just got off work.  These moves don’t need anything but a small bench/log/chair/some sort of step. #noexcuses

Tricep Dips – my all time favorite body weight exercise.  Do a set and feel like superwomen in less than a minute. (top picture)

Lateral Step Ups – this takes me back to old school step aerobics!  This move strengthens stabilizing muscles in the hips an glutes. #booty

Box/Bench Jumps – get your heart rate up and strengthen your entire lower body and core.  Bonus, you’ll feel super athletic and ninja-like…..if you don’t fall.

Push-ups – oldie but a goodie.  They worked before and still do.

Mountain Climbers – another one to pump that heart and target that core!

Toe Taps – basically it’s a scissor jump but your toes go up to the bench!

Combine all these together to get a full body workout in no time! 4 circuits of 10 reps each!

Tricep Dips

Side Step Lunges

Box Jumps


Mountain Climbers

Toe Taps

Adrienne is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and holds a masters degree in Exercise Science. Her passion is to help people find a healthy balance between #IIFYM and #YOLO.

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