Have you been active yet this year? For all of us who live in the north, spring is the time where you can turn off your TV and go outside again! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the birds are chirping! The stage is set for some outdoor exercise!
For those of you that have been following my story for the past few months, you know that I’ve recently moved from Florida. Let me tell you, I timed this move perfectly! Right now, the Florida weather is rising into the 90s with high-humidity, and I am rather enjoying my current 50-60 degree sunshine. It is so refreshing!
So, now that spring is here and the weather is beginning to cooperate, let’s take a look at some activities that get your heart rate up, but also keep your expenses down!
Cheap Outdoor Activities
Activities that you can do on your own…
- Go for a walk
- Pick up the pace and go for a jog
- Have a bike? Hit the open road on your bicycle (I just bought one and I love it!)
- Shoot some baskets on an outdoor basketball hoop
- Gardening – I am slowly growing a fondness for this, but it really is great exercise.
- Kayaking – I think this will be my next purchase. It’s a great workout and it’s fun too!
- Swimming – Find a lake or outdoor pool and swim, swim, swim! This is also an excellent workout!
Activities that you can do with others…
- Play tennis – one on one, or doubles! 🙂
- Play a game of soccer – you don’t really need 22 guys, find 10 and work out a game of 5 on 5.
- Play an outdoor game of basketball – great exercise, even if it’s only half-court
- Baseball – you really only need 2 people, on pitching, and one hitting. Then go fetch the balls!
- Frisbee – play on the beach, or make your own Frisbee golf course
- Hiking – this can really be done anywhere. Check your local parks and discover some trails!
There, now there’s no excuse to sit on your duff any longer! Get outside and have some fun!
What’s your favorite outdoor activity and why? I think mine is playing tennis!
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.