Looking forward to starting the new beatsportive program tonight with the lovely crew from beatbike.  This 7 week program consists of weekly 90 minute sessions, involving 30 minutes of outdoor leg and core strength followed by 60 minutes indoors on the Spinning bikes.  The aim of this program is to improve core & leg strength and overall efficiency on the bike so they are fully prepared & fired up to take on the 2014 sportive season.

Benefits of Training Outdoors

As the daylight hours are slowly diminishing now is the time to get outdoors and boost your energy levels in order to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.   By exercising outdoors you will get an abundance of negative ions from the air, which ironically, are actually really very positive! These negative ions are invisible but are said to boost energy, enhance mood and promote quality sleep, as well as help us to stay mentally focused.

As research shows we can burn up to 30% more calories training outside. Additionally, you will find how training outdoors stimulates the senses, exhilarates the mind, heightens your experience and improves your general well-being.

Exercising outdoors will entail some work on uneven terrain, therefore your body has to work harder and utilise more of your muscles. Of course, there’s the added advantage that training outside tends to be less claustrophobic due to the open spaces available at any one time.

If you are worried about the elements, in my experience there is no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothes! Think of all that lovely sunshine providing your body with Vitamin D on the days when the weather is fine.

The majority of my training sessions are based outdoors, the benefits of which are well documented.

To learn how I can help you with outdoor training please contact me on 07759 298 768 or by email at