If you want to get out of the gym or your living room for greener pastures, then an outdoor workout is in order. Make it even more fun by bringing a friend to do one of these outdoor buddy workouts.
Find a boot camp: No need to get creative yourself if you just want to work out. An outdoor boot camp at a park helps you tone and sweat with the comfort of having someone tell you what to do, and going with a friend can make the whole idea seem more fun or less intimidating.
Grab some equipment: Have a set of TRX straps in your own home? A tree in the park makes just as good of an anchor point, and you and your buddy can each use one strap for one-legged planks, reverse lunges, and more. Have a medicine ball? Use it to throw it back and forth between each other while you do sit-ups, Russian twists, or lunges. Bringing a small piece of equipment with you on your workout can add some fun and challenge to your normal routine.
Split up: If you're guilty of taking things slow when you have a buddy to chat with, then it's time to split up (for now). Divide your workout into sprints and strength training; run back and forth to your friend for one minute, for example, while she does sit-ups, or tackle a set of stairs while she planks at the bottom. You can even challenge her time to add a little friendly competition to the mix.