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5 Ways to Get Outdoors and Exercise (Responsibly)

As we’re all stuck indoors at the moment, apart for our once a day exercise break we’ve compiled 5  ways to get outdoors, get some fresh air and stretch those legs:


1. Walking

It may sound simple but after spending all day indoors our bodies need a good walk to stretch. Take a look at our map of Angel Meadow Park, we have highlighted a walking route which takes you through the must-see areas.

Taking a walk in the park and using the time to spot wildlife and check for new plants is a great way to get vitamin D as well as stimulate your mind and care for your mental health.


2. 5k Run

If you wish to get your blood pumping a little more, then a 5k run will do you a world of good. We’ve mapped one out for you here: Starting at Angel Meadow Park, head down Angel Street until you are in the Northern Quarter. Take a right, then keep straight down Great Ancoats Street until you hit New Islington. Run by the canals and head back through Ancoats to complete the route back at Angel Meadow Park.

Tweet us at @MeadowSide_mcr to let us know how you got on!


3. Boot Camp

Whoever said you need a gym to exercise? With a little creativity you will see the park is just as equipped as any high-end gym. At Angel Meadow Park there are plenty of steps to practise your step-ups or stretches, and benches double up as great push-up benches!

Why not try out these work outs:

Barry’s UK’s
Instagram highlights for the times of their IG LIVE bootcamps
share lots of fun ways you can work out outdoors with your family.
is the go-to man for Manchester’s Be Military Fit sessions if you want an intense bootcamp workout!


4. Cycling

A solo bike ride or cycling with your household is a fun way to stay fit. If your bike needs a little repair after sitting in the garage all year, then a visit to Pop Up Bikes can sort you out- drop them a message to book an appointment.


5. Yoga

Yoga is not just about connecting to yourself but also interacting with your environment so there’s no beating outdoor yoga! Keep an eye on our social media for updates from MeadowSide’s Yoga instructor, Kate Tittley, for this year’s instalment of Yoga in the Meadow.

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