Nature’s Gym

We made it! 2017 is here and the gyms are overflowing! It’s awesome yet frustrating when everything is taken 😡  And don’t get me started on all the coughing and sneezing going around. The gym can be like a petri dish.  Yuck!  Wanna know how I managed to get a great full body workout despite the New Year’s crowd? I escaped the gym and hit up the mountains for some “alternative cardio.” A couple of my friends tagged along, and it turned into an adventure. My friend even brought workout bands to do a workout on top of the mountain!! It was too windy and she kept falling over.img_5228

The hike itself was 5.5 miles across the Black Balsam Knob, Tennet Mountain, and Ivestor Gap. The views were breathtaking, and there was hardly another person in sight! We didn’t realize how hard we were working until we stopped for water and ended up chugging the bottle. Most of the hike was across the ridge of the mountains. We had this view for hours…


“That’s a great workout, but how was it full body? Good question! We found a low hanging branch and started doing pull-ups. Trees make great workout equipment, and the grassy fields made pushups a “breeze”

It’s funny because the wind was 30mph img_5240

Find a couple friends to share the experience with and have fun! This hike was all play and no work 🙂 Feel free to contact me for the best hikes in NC.



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