Fall for Montreal
Ah Montreal! I love everything about it 🙂 I love the feeling and the atmosphere. I have to thank Mont-Royal for that. Since no building can be taller than the top of the mountain, I think it keeps the small town feeling. And because there aren’t any skyscrapers, the sky is never hidden. I love to just walk in the streets and enjoy the different parts of the city, from the Old Montreal to the Plateau and from Lachine Canal to Outremont.
Montreal is perfect, but there is always something that bothers people from Quebec…the snow…the rain…the hot and humid air…except…in the fall! It’s the perfect time of year to take your workout outside.
Mont-Royal is the perfect place to do some hill sprints. Hill Sprints are a great way to change body composition and to challenge the body in a safer way. It’s a fun functional training, it works your glutes, hamstrings and the posterior leg chain and you’ll feel like Rocky Balboa when you reach the top! I’ll get more into that in another post.
Parks are also a nice place to go for a jog and incorporate some strength training by using the benches (bench push-ups, triceps dips, step-ups). Also, on your rest and recovery days, a 3 mph walk in the park or downtown will stimulate your muscles and increase your blood circulation. You’ll also get some Vitamin D from your outdoor exercise and a little tan maybe!