That picture is what I see every morning as I start my run. It brings me joy. It's one of the reasons I quite the gym this spring. The other reasons are the following pictures and the fact that my 30 minute drive to and from the gym and time indoors were not bringing me even a little joy.
I love nature and this Summer I chose to take advantage of it by running outside for my daily workouts. It feeds my soul, not to mention the earthly benefits. Finding a way to get your workout where you live serves the planet well in a number of ways:
...cutting down on gas driving to and from the gym
...cutting down on electricity from machines, lights, and facilities used
...often times gyms use toxic cleaning chemicals to clean the building and machines, less time at the gym means you using and inhaling less chemicals
...getting outside allows you to enjoy and appreciate nature, perhaps allowing you to treat it better
...less equipment used means less equipment made, which means less resources used
I know that running isn't everyone's thing, and there are some people who really need to go to the gym. But for those who want to/can get moving at home there are lots of options:
What have you done to exercise at home? How have you found that it helps you or the environment?