Author: Tina Vindum

  • Sports Conditioning with Speed, Agility and Quickness
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    Sports Conditioning with SAQ

    Remember how quick and agile you were as a child?  You ran flat out on the playground, darting and dodging the other kids in games of tag.  You were having fun, but you were also building valuable sports skills. Speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) are basic fundamentals for alpine sports performance, as well as the…

  • Multi-Site Workout: Urban Neighborhood or Downtown Plaza

    Workout Snapshot Time: 45-60 minutes Location: Urban Neighborhood or Downtown Plaza Props: Steps and stairs, low wall or bench, and a curb or parking stop. Purpose: Muscular Strength and Endurance, Cardio, Full Body and Core Strength, Multi-Directional Movement, Balance and Agility,   Proprioceptive Awareness, Kinesthetic Awareness, Mental Focus. The props you’ll need for this multi-site workout…

  • Urban Outdoor Fitness with Tina Vindum
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    Urban Outdoor Fitness

    Blast into Spring and Get Ready for Summer with Urban Workouts It may come as a surprise, but urban workouts can be inspiring places to exercise, full of challenges and stimulation, along with the results that no gym can deliver. There are lots of reasons to take your fitness regimen out of the gym: fresh…

  • Outdoor Fitness Reduce Stress
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    Reduce Stress in the Great Outdoors

    It’s the first nice day in more than a week. After days and days of rain, people on the street seem to be less stressed — smiling more, interacting more, and making eye contact. What is it about being outdoors—especially on a nice day? There’s Power Out There! Why is it so important for us…

  • Outdoor Fitness Winter Workout

    by Tina Vindum, Outdoor Fitness Expert | Winter sports are a blast! They’re even more fun when you’re fit for the challenges of the terrain. The following workout uses simple strength exercises that are incredibly effective—and efficient—because they demand that your body works across many planes of motion…

  • Winter Fitness: Adapting to the Elements

    by Tina Vindum, Outdoor Fitness Expert | We have a saying at Outdoor Fitness: There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Since 1995, I’ve canceled only two classes because of weather—one due to high winds and the other due to lightning. Outdoor Fitness is made for all seasons…

  • Outdoor Fitness: 10 Base Moves

    The base moves are the foundation of the Outdoor Fitness program; the “base” on which you’ll build your strength, flexibility, endurance and mental focus, from the core out. These moves are designed to get you strong—physically, mentally, and emotionally—all the while integrating with your outdoor environment. The strengthening and foundation they provide also help to…

  • An Introduction to Outdoor Fitness

    by Tina Vindum, Outdoor Fitness Expert | I remember distinctly the moment my approach to fitness was transformed. As both a former Alpine skier and competitive mountain biker, I had spent years of my life in a gym. Training and keeping fit was my job. Over time, I had been growing increasingly frustrated with training in the static indoor environment: those workout rooms full of stationary bikes and treadmills, weight machines and fluorescent lights. Working out day after day, I could feel my mind and body going numb in this dull, oxygen-deprived, monochromatic environment. It was also getting harder and harder to really test and challenge my body…

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