Working out can be something you dread doing. With work, social activities and everything else in life, its easy to put off the task of going to the gym to stay in shape. Luckily for you, Orange County offers great weather almost year round along with many beaches, parks and trails. With that, comes terrific outdoor workout activities ranging from great paths to paddleboarding. Start today and you’ll begin to think of working out as something fun!
Sunset Stand Up Paddle
22555 Olympiad Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
These days, Paddle-boarding is all the rage. And for good reason. After all, there is nothing better than being out in the surf and sun of the calm Pacific Ocean while you get a workout in. Sunset Stand Up Paddle offers both regular paddle-boarding and stand up paddle with the merging of yoga and fitness to make for a great outdoor workout. As you paddle-board, the simple action of trying to stay in balance and on the board will yield amazing results in the form of exercise. So, while you’re enjoying the beautiful scenery of the water, you will also be getting in a great workout.
Crystal Cove State Park Hiking
8471 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
With over 3 miles of beach and roughly 17 miles of hiking trails through 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland wilderness, Crystal Cove State Park offers a myriad of great places to take a hike. Offering the Green Route (easiest), the Red Route (moderate skill) and the Blue Route (strenuous), hikes here provide beautiful ocean views.
El Toro Park Outdoor Workouts
25420 Jeronimo Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Located in Lake Forest, El Toro Park offers a myriad of outdoor workout activities. Choose to cycle through the quiet bike path, take a run through the various shaded trails or get in a workout in the fitness section of the park, which is set apart from the playground by tennis courts. Fitness equipment varies but you’ll find press benches for chest as well as a variety of other great machines.
From Dana Point to Huntington Beach and from the beach to parks, Orange County certainly makes for a great place for outdoor yoga. With classes given daily, and sometimes free, these yoga classes offer a terrific way for any skill level yogi to get their outdoor workout in. One such venue is located at E. Pacific Coast Hwy and 14th St. In Huntington Beach, where yoga is featured on the beach, making for an incredible experience to not only workout but to connect with yourself and the environment as you breath in sea air and hear the waves crash around you.
Run / Walk Along The Beach
Orange County Beaches
Sure, you can run at the gym. But, why run at the gym when you can run with the cool ocean air at your back? Throughout Orange County, runners and walkers take to the beach for a workout that won’t seem like much of a workout at all.