With so many fun events to choose from in the summer, it can be easy to let your attention be drawn away from your fitness goals. If you’re staying relatively active, the damage will hopefully be minimal, but staying on track during the summer is important.
If you’ve worked hard throughout the winter months to reach your desired level of personal fitness, it would be a shame to let yourself slide during the summer and lose that hard earned progress. Fortunately, a few simple habits can help you stay in shape.
At Vitality Fitness, we offer a variety of options for those looking to stay in shape during the summer. While the temptation is to gravitate towards outdoor activities, which are fine, some require a bit more professional motivation.
If you’re concerned about staying in shape this summer, check out these simple tips for staying on track:
Create New Maintenance Goals for the Summer
Sometimes it can be hard to make significant progress during the summer time. There are often too many distractions, and acknowledging this can actually be more beneficial than remaining in denial. That being said, you should take some time to think about your personal fitness goals for the summer. If you’ve made considerable progress during the winter months, a simple summer goal may be to just maintain that progress and avoid sliding back into unhealthy habits.
Consider More Than Just Exercise
Staying on track during the summer requires more than just a commitment to regular exercise. Getting used to packing healthy snacks for those summer adventures will help you avoid picking up more unhealthy options as a last resort. Making sure you consume enough water to stay hydrated is also extremely important during the summer months.
Get Creative with your Fitness Routine
Summer is a great time to try some new things. There’s no set number of exercises that can be beneficial for your body, and getting creative with your summer fitness routine can help you stay in shape even if you’re unable to keep up with your normal regimen. If you live in an area with a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, don’t be afraid to try something new. Hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and many other summer activities can be great for keeping your body fit and active.
Walk or Ride Instead of Driving
The weather is beautiful in the summer time, and if your town is bike-friendly, you might even think about getting into the habit of commuting to work on your bike for a few months. This is a great way to keep your body in shape without too much effort or time out of your normal routine. In addition, reducing the amount of time you spend behind the wheel extends benefits beyond yourself to the natural environment as well.
At Vitality Fitness, we are committed to providing a number of resources to help individuals get, and stay, in peak physical shape. If you’re interested in learning more about our classes, or boot camp, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 587-777-3378 today!