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Take it Outside: Fun Summer Workouts

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From hiking to wakeboarding, these activities are the best ways to get fit outside the gym.

Tired of your usual workout routine? Don’t sweat it. No one wants to be inside, running on the treadmill when the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Take advantage of the warm weather and switch up your training by trying one of these outdoor summer workouts.


Hiking is a great activity because there are trails for people at all different exercise levels. Easier flat trails, like San Francisco’s Lands End, allow you to get the entire family involved, while stepper trails, like Yosemite’s Half Dome, offer experienced hikers a full day of activity. Most trails offer a stellar view, which sure beats the view at the gym.

Stand-Up Paddleboard

If you’re looking to try an activity to strengthen your balance and core, take a trip on a stand-up paddleboard. While it may look like a peaceful journey (and it is), this exercise is anything but easy and is a full body workout.

Paddleboard Yoga

If you’re looking to upgrade your daily yoga session, consider taking your warrior pose to the water. Paddleboard yoga incorporates the Zen of yoga with the strength training of paddleboarding. Floating on the water with the breeze in your face will soon be your favorite way to enjoy shavasana.

Bubble Soccer

You can now play soccer while encased in a giant plastic bubble. Why? You might ask. Because it’s ridiculously fun. Get a cardio workout while having the time of your life.


Kayaking is one of the best upper body workouts you can do in the water. Choose a kayak with two seats, so you can sweat it out with a friend or significant other. After all, couples who train together, stay (strong) together.


Are you adventurous and good at swimming? We have the perfect workout for you. Wakeboarding is a sport that involves riding on shortboard while being pulled by a boat. It takes a significant amount of strength to stay upright on the board for a high-impact training session.

Get out there and get your sweat on!

New Mexico Orthopaedics is a multi-disciplinary orthopaedic clinic located in Albuquerque New Mexico. We have multiple physical therapy clinics located throughout the Albuquerque metro area.

New Mexico Orthopaedics offers a full spectrum of services related to orthopaedic care and our expertise ranges from acute conditions such as sports injuries and fractures to prolonged, chronic care diagnoses, including total joint replacement and spinal disorders.

Because our team of highly-trained physicians specialize in various aspects of the musculoskeletal system, our practice has the capacity to treat any orthopaedic condition, and offer related support services, such as physical therapy, WorkLink and much more.

If you need orthopedic care in Albuquerque New Mexico contact New Mexico Orthopaedics at 505-724-4300.