Ever feel like you are either completely committed to fitness or completely committed to your your beach chair? I think a lot of us deal with this challenge for finding workout and an overall healthy balance. During the summer it can sometimes be challenging to get to the gym or your regular fitness class because its “just so nice outside” and there are “only so many beach days in a summer!”
Here are a few ideas on how to stay active while enjoying the warm summer months!
1. Outdoor Fitness Classes
Outdoor fitness classes are a win-win situation. You can take your favorite class and still be outside! Just don’t forget your sunscreen. I am putting on an outdoor fitness series in Boston and I know a lot of other cities and towns provide them for the community. Often times they are free or by donation. Make sure you look at your local online newspapers, I’m sure something is available in your area.
I love kayaking! Its a great way to exercise, be in the water and it can be a full day activity. Grab friends, family or a significant other for an fun day in the sun. You will definitely sweat and your arms will feel it the next day!
3. Take a Hike
Hiking is an amazing workout and a excellent way to enjoy gorgeous scenery and the outdoors. Hiking used to intimidate me until I realized there are so many different trails and options for new hikers to experienced ones. Make sure you grab a water bottle and maybe a healthy snack for a fun outdoor adventure.
4. Go for a Swim
Do you catch yourself dipping in the water and then going back to your lounge chair? Dunk your head and go for a swim. A few laps of breast, back or freestyle will do a body good! I love swimming in the summer because you are working hard but you don’t feel hot and sweaty!
Always consult with a physician before beginning any new exercise regimen.