It’s peak season for free outdoor workouts in New York City. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel once the weather starts to cool.
Troy Brooks knows a thing or two about outdoor workouts. The Fhitting Room trainer will lead the last free workout in the Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions fitness series at Hudson River Park on Aug. 29.
He shares five movements to incorporate into your workouts that are designed to help you move better — on, or off, the grass.
“Rotational and anti-rotational movements are often neglected in many fitness programs; however, these movements offer numerous functional benefits,” Brooks said. “Rotational movements increase flexibility and mobility, while anti-rotational movements help to increase the body’s core strength [and] ability to stabilize and engage during sudden impact.”
Brooks recommends doing each movement for 45 seconds, followed by 30 seconds of rest, for three sets, while those looking for more of a challenge can do each move for 1 minute, followed by 15 seconds of rest, for four sets.