|CavemanClarke (left) in Issue 9 of Outdoor Fitness Magazine (UK)|
As an enthusiastic reader of the magazine already, I knew I was in for a treat. The magazine is one of very few (along with Trail Running and Trail which focus on running and walking) to jump headfirst in the deep end of outdoor fitness pursuits, to bring to its audience a magazine packed with inspiration and ideas for fresh-air-freaks and rural-runners. 'Forget the gym, get outside, get fit and have a laugh doing it' seems to be the overall feel readers get from the 140+ pages of motivation and new challenges.
I couldn't agree more with the magazine. I hate the average gym; a stiff, stifling, un-natural and altogether boring environment. I try to get outside whenever possible to exercise, fill my lungs with fresh air and harbour the natural lift that being surrounded by nature always gives me. So, I set about planning a routine and dietary advice, as well as some motivational tips and helpful quotes.
The outcome was fantastic. Writer Paul Rees and photographer Matt Howell did an awesome job of constructing and publishing the article. Being great guys to work with, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would be happy to help again in the future. Maybe a barefoot/bareform running article next time?
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The magazine is currently on sale in the UK (http://www.outdoorfitnessmag.com/) until approximately the 20th September 2012, after which I will be able to give my readers from overseas a better look inside via another blog post.
Until then, happy reading UK readers and happy running everyone