Research suggests that outdoor exercise can provide great feelings of revitalisation, increased energy and positive engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression.
Outdoor exercise provides a mental health boost and has been shown to reduce anger and depression and improve mood. It is also a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin D through sunlight! Apart from that, sunshine naturally increases serotonin, a hormone that affects your mood and it’s a natural antidepressant while exercise itself produces endorphins, another feel-good hormone that can boost your mood!
If you want to enjoy the benefits of working out outdoors, why not try one of these great classes:
Be one with nature in this slower-paced class focussing on different bodily postures and breathing & meditation techniques, with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and clear, peaceful mind. Located on the InterContinental hotel’s rooftop garden (Level 10).
An hour of high intensity (HIIT) fitness, including interactive exercises done in pairs or groups, made all the more challenging as it takes place on the sand at St George’s Bay or on the hills of Pembroke Gardens! You will feel fitter, more flexible, alive and energetic (assuming you survive, of course)!