Holiday weekend, here we come! Rev may be on summer holiday 7/2-7/4, but that doesn't mean we won't be out and about town getting our fitness on. Here's how a few of your RevAtJada instructors love to get their sweat on with good old mother nature.
"During the summer one of my favorite activities is running outside, especially on a sunny day. I grab my Garmin, some tunes and off I go. It's a great opportunity for me to enjoy nature (and work on my spin class playlists!). I most recently moved to the Northtowns and running has always been a way for me to get to learn more about my surroundings. One of my fave new running spots is the Clarence bike path - there's a water fountain on Goodrich which is excellent for hydrating on-the-go!"
"My favorite place in WNY to stay active outdoors is, without a doubt, is the Whirlpool Rapids trail in Niagara Falls, NY. It's a gorgeous hike down about 300 steps that leads you to a trail alongside the Niagara Gorge. The powerful river rages alongside you as you walk the dirt trails, climb over boulders, and even walk down close enough to the river's edge to dip your toes in the few small pockets of calmer water at the rocky shore. (Use extra caution- this is not a place to swim or play in the water. Currents are strong and dangerous a few feet away!) I enjoy the varied terrain, the incredible views and the challenge of the hike. When I go alone, I try to get in some sprints on the trails and up those 300 stairs (I've counted!) on the way up to get my heart rate REV-ed up. When I go with my family, we take our time, enjoy the views and each other's company, and still get some good exercise in."
"I love getting out to Hunters Creek to hike with my pups and husband. We can hike for hours as there is a creek that runs through and provides a great natural water stop for the pups. I also find that this is the place the hubs and I can be most connected, chatting about our weeks and deepest thoughts as we plod along through the woods. It's also absolutely gorgeous here. It only takes about 1/2 hour to get to."