Engage yourself in your surroundings
Do you often listen to a podcast or try to read a book while on the elliptical or another indoor machine? You might not be surprised to know that your performance depends highly on your level of involvement in your activity. When you exercise outside, you will have an easier and more enjoyable time focusing your energy on the nature and movements around you and on the activities you are doing to sculpt your body and invigorate your mind. I always think back to the phrase displayed on the wall at Elevator Sports in Rotterdam: “Focus, Inhale, Exhale, Repeat”.