A List of 35 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Exercise Activities

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My family and I are always looking for some fun ideas for outdoor exercise activities.

Whether we want to go for a hike around the lake, play frisbee golf, or just take a trip to the zoo, we are always up for getting some exercise and fresh air.

Having a list of outdoor activities makes the family decision that much easier.

If you haven’t taken the time to get some exercise during the week, make sure you get some over the weekend.

If you’re not quite sure what to do over the weekend, try this list of fun outdoor exercise activities including fun things for couples, workouts without equipment, outdoor sports, exercises for the park or lake, and other outdoor hobbies and activities:

Couples Exercise Activities

If you’re going to work out, you might as well get some added motivation and do it with someone else. You can keep each other accountable and excel in the activity that you are doing together. As a couple, look for competitions, activities around the house, or even some music you can jam out together at the park.

Try these 7 exercise activities for couples:

  • Tough Mudder
  • Spartan Race
  • Color run
  • Yard work/gardening
  • Playing an instrument
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Jogging

Outdoor Exercises, Circuit Training, HIIT Training and Workouts Without Equipment

I love working out outdoors. You can even do many of these outdoor activities without equipment. Many parks these days have a fitness area where you can train. Find an early morning boot camp, get some fresh air and watch the sun rise. Some outdoor dancing, yoga or martial arts could get your day going in the right direction.

Try these 7 outdoor exercises and workouts:

  • 5k marathon
  • Bootcamp
  • Dancing
  • Fitness class
  • Martial Arts
  • Crossfit
  • Yoga

Outdoor Sports

I am always down for some competitive sports during the week. I prefer basketball but will play anything someone wants to challenge me to. Get your children onto a sports team or even join an adult sports league yourself. Just make sure to warm up before you play. It would be a shame if you pulled a hammy sprinting to first base.

Try these 7 outdoor sports and get some competitive exercise:

  • Frisbee golf
  • Golf
  • Softball/Baseball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Football

Outdoor Exercises for a Park or Lake Workout

I love swimming and will take any opportunity I can to get in the water. Just swimming laps and being in the water is a feeling that’s hard to pass up. Find a park, an outdoor pool, a lake, anywhere you can just relax and be a kid again.

Try these 4 outdoor exercises for a park or lake:

  • Paddle Boarding
  • Playing at the park
  • Swimming/Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Outdoor Fitness Hobbies

Growing up, I had quite a few outdoor hobbies. I would often roller blade around my neighborhood, take a weekend to go skiing in the mountains, or frequent the area paintball course. There are so many simple things you can do to get your daily activity in, all while having fun. Maybe it’s time to find a new hobby that you never thought you would try. Ever seen the movie “Yes Man?” Take that approach to life and start adding new and exciting things to your evenings and weekends.

Try these 5 outdoor fitness hobbies:

  • Tubing
  • Roller Blading/Skating
  • Paintball
  • Ropes course
  • Ice skating/Skiing/Sledding

Outdoor Physical Activities

If you’re just looking for something random to do on the weekend, try something that gets you out and about. Go hiking, biking, or just go tour an outdoor museum. I know my kids love going to the zoo so we try to take them 2-3 times a year and it makes for a good time. Go to the botanical gardens, try a place you’ve never seen before and find your special something.

Try these 5 different outdoor physical activity ideas:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Go to Zoo
  • Biking
  • Visit a museum or botanical garden.

Summary: A List of 35 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Exercise Activities

Boost your energy, enhance your creativity, get some vitamin D and restore your focus with a fun and exciting outdoor activity. Grab your significant other and be a couple again. Take the kids outside. Do something your families love and get your heart pumping. Find a sport or bootcamp that can help make this a routine and begin a lifestyle of health and happiness.

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Did this list give you any outdoor activity inspiration? Is there something on here you’re going to try? Let me know in the comments!!

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