Sweating Outside with Community Gym

Amie Seier shares a 20 minute outdoor Tabata workout to kick off outdoor workout season

Amie Seier, owner of Community Gym is brimming with ideas to keep folks moving through a pandemic. When businesses were required to close in March, Community Gym acted quickly and began renting out their studio bikes for folks to continue moving at home. In the months since, Community Gym transitioned to host their classes online, added free live workouts, and even developed an online challenge called ‘Keep *&*$@!%’n Moving.’

Now that the weather is warming up, she’s at it again inviting people outside to move with a new 45 minute outdoor bootcamp at Stephen Juba Park. Workouts begin on Saturday, May 30th at 9:30am. All fitness levels are welcome and no equipment is needed. Registration is kindly required to reserve your spot. Note: physical distancing and strict adherence to all government guidelines will be followed.

To help everyone move, Amie wanted to share with us a quick TABATA workout for you to try out on your own. All you’ll need is a timer!

Community Gym 20 minute park workout

Repeat each exercise below for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds. Repeat each exercise 8x.

1. Squats

  1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Sit back on an imaginary chair keeping your spine is tall with your core is engaged. Make sure those knees stay behind your toes!
  3. Step back to your standing starting position.
  4. Repeat the motion with the other leg.

2. Lunges

  1. Stand up straight with feet should be a little less than shoulder-width apart.‚Äč
  2. Take a big step forward with one leg, bending at the knee until the front thigh approaches parallel to the ground, landing on the heel. The rear leg is bent at the knee and balanced on the toes. For the leg you step forward with, don’t let the knee go past the tip of the toes.
  3. Step back to your standing starting position.
  4. Repeat the motion with the other leg.

3. Plank

  1. Ensure your elbows on the ground directly underneath your shoulders with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Make sure your back is flat and your head and neck are in a neutral position.
  3. Drive your elbows into the floor, and squeeze your quads, glutes and core.

4. Step ups

  1. Place your entire right foot onto the bench. Press through your right heel as you step onto the bench, bringing your left foot up bending your knee at a 90 degree angle
  2. Return to the starting position by stepping down with the right foot, then the left so both feet are on the floor. 
  3. Complete steps, alternating lead legs

5. Star Jumps

  1. Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart
  2. Bending your knees, reach toward the ground with your fingertips drawing your glutes back and down toward the ground.
  3. Jump up as high as you can stretching out your arms and legs to make a star shape

Thanks so much for the workout, Amie! For more information on Community Gym and their outdoor bootcamp program, please reach out to them here.