Featured Bloggers Syd & Shae from Through Thick and Twin - 4 Ways to Stay Active Outside of the Gym

Being physically active is something that is very important to both of us. However, not everyone is willing to spend the money on a gym membership! Therefore, we've compiled a list of our favourite ways to stay active on a budget!

1. Hiking

We grew up always being in the great outdoors whether it was camping with our family, having a beach day, or just playing in the front yard! Something our parents were always very adamant about was going on walks or going for hikes. Luckily this trait was passed down to their children, and both Sydney and I continuously love to hike with our pups! Whether it's Summer or Winter, I'd say hiking is one of the more enjoyable ways to get your heart rate up, especially when you're surrounded by such beautiful scenery.

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2. The Stairs

Now here in Hamilton, Ontario we have an abundance of outdoor stairs climbing from the bottom to the top of the escarpment. Some people actually use for transportation, but I'd say most people utilize it for exercise. No matter what time of the day you go you'll see people endlessly running or walking up and down. It sounds like it could be a boring and repetitive task, and you definitely feel the your legs burning, but the fact that your completing this task outside surrounded by trees as opposed to a stationary machine at the gym, makes it all the more enjoyable!

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3. Slo-Pitch

My husband Caelan and I have been playing on a co-ed slo-pitch team together with his parents for a couple of years now, but they've been doing it for years before I was even in the picture! Obviously I was pretty nervous to start as the only baseball experience I had was T-Ball when I was younger. I quickly learned there are a bunch of other people there that had the same experience as me, and they're just there to have a good time with good people! I would definitely recommend looking for a laid back league such as this!

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4.  Ultimate Frisbee

I know it doesn't sound like much, but Ultimate Frisbee gives you such a good work out. There is so much cardio involved because you are constantly running from your end zone to the opposing teams. Learning how to throw and catch may take a bit of time to perfect, but once you do it’s such a fun way to get in some exercise!

 

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