Take your workout to the outdoors on our Nature Trail

Countryside YMCA fitness trainers doing a plank on the ground outdoors Take your workout outdoors this spring and summer and experience all the benefits of fitness with a dose of fresh air and sunshine.  Outdoor fitness, also known as "green exercise" has been shown to boost your mood, reduce depression and even enhance self-esteem. During this one hour class offered exclusively to Countryside YMCA members, participants will be challenged at fitness stations along our 2.3 mile of nature trail. We'll mix in lunges, squats, shoulder presses, sprints, hill repeats, & more! Your whole body will get a workout as you complete strength, balance, and endurance exercises. All levels of fitness are welcome. Come appropriately dressed as class will be outdoors rain or shine. Exercise stations will include:

  • Ninja Rope Course, includes rings & rope knots

  • Chin up/pull up bar with 2 different heights

  • Step logs for balance, planks, stretching, & more

  • Climbing Rope

  • Benches with sit-up decline bench. Multiple uses such as variety of push-up exercises, split squats, step-ups, dips, & more

  • Log & Rock Station

New, FREE outdoor fitness class begins in April 

Countryside YMCA fitness trainer outdoor workout Beginning Spring Session 1 (Spring session runs April 26 - May 30)

Tuesdays: 9:15am-10:15am
Saturdays: 7:30am-8:30am

Meet at the Nature Trail entry door on the patio across from the CSC

Instructors are Deanna Kempf and Anna Slifka.

Questions? contact Deanna Kempf at Deanna.Kempf@ymcastaff.org.