Perth is a fantastic city in which to train outdoors. We have great weather year round making it pleasant to take your training outside. And we have numerous beautiful parks and outdoor spaces making it accessible to all. Even in and around the CBD where space is a premium outdoor training is very possible. For many people the big advantage of outdoor training is the price point. You will receive a supervised exercise session for $15 – $25.
Here are a few things to think about when getting started with outdoor training:
Your training should not be all hard work. There should be a degree of enjoyment and that comes from who you train with and a variety in the type of training sessions. Some of your sessions could be circuit based, some more cardio vascular like a running session, and how about some boxing to spice things up.
A variety in the actual session formats will also keep things interesting. If you completed the exact same training session each week that would get pretty boring pretty quick so a variety in session programming would keep you interested.
Make sure that your training arrangement is convenient for you. The location for the sessions should be close to your work or your home. And if you are training prior to work do you have facilities for a shower at work? Most of our bootcamp sessions are held in Kings Park, close to Perth CBD.
I have mentioned this before but you must ask your trainer for their qualification? To work as a Personal Trainer the minimum qualifications and registrations that you must sight for yourself are Certificate IV in Personal Training, Senior First Aid (renews every 3 years), CPR Resuscitation (renews every 12 months), Public Liability and Private Indemnity Insurance (renews every 1 or 2 years) and Fitness Australia Registration (renews every 2 years).
I have worked at a major health club chain and at one stage over 80% of the trainers were not legally insured or legally registered because their CPR Resuscitation was not current. That would mean that in the case of a serious accident, a client is not covered for injury.
Training on uneven ground often at dusk or dawn when you are fatigued can make you prone to rolling your ankles. Make sure that your trainer at least has an ice pack in their first aid kit as early intervention will help to promote a quicker recovery.
Ask us to come along and try an outdoor training session before you commit for a longer period of time. If they are confident in the service that we provide then you can join us every week.
So now get out there and enjoy training outdoors!