April 12, 2011, 12:06PM PT in Fit Life |
I've been consistently following a walking program and am looking to add strength training to my routine, preferably outdoors. Any suggestion on how I can go about doing so?
If your current exercise program doesn't include a strength training component, spring can be the perfect time of year to head outdoors and create your own circuit-style workout filled with fun and effective strength training exercises. Join ACE Exercise Scientist, Jessica Matthews, as she explains how.
By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT
Jessica is an Exercise Physiologist for the American Council on Exercise and a fitness blogger, writing Weight Watchers, Fitbie and SHAPE. She is an adjunct professor at MiraCosta College, teaching courses in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s degree in physical education from Canisius College, as well as two ACE certifications (Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer); she’s also an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance. Prior to her role at ACE, Matthews was the aquatics director for Conway Medical Wellness and Fitness Center, a hospital-based wellness center. She has also designed curriculum for health and physical education, grades K-12. As an ACE spokesperson and blogger, Matthews has been featured as a fitness expert on CNN and has been quoted in various publications including USA Today and O, The Oprah Magazine.
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