Five Tips for the Best Summer Workouts

Summer Workouts

Summer time is finally here, and with the change of seasons, many people are finally coming out of hibernation and deciding to get fit and lead more active lifestyles. If you are one of those people and you’re ready to get fit, but not quite sure of the best way to start, then this article is for you! Here are five tips that will lead you to having the absolute best summer workout routine in Toronto.

First and foremost, you should get a personal trainer to help you on your fitness mission. Who better to motivate you, guide you, and lead you to success than someone whose entire life centers around fitness and personal training? A personal trainer can work with you and create a fitness plan that is perfect for your individual goals no matter how minimal or extreme they may be. They can provide you with safe solutions to any fitness problems you might be having and give you many tips and tricks to keep your workout sessions fun and exciting along the way.

Secondly, you should embrace the beautiful weather and take your workouts outside as much as you can – just remember to take extra care in the heat. Exercising in the sun and high temperatures can be dangerous on your body, so make sure you pack sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids, monitor your heart rate, and try to limit your time in the direct sunshine, if possible. Summer time will be gone before you know it, so enjoy the incredible blue skies and warm weather while you can: play soccer, go for a bike ride, play volleyball, or perhaps go rock climbing. Enjoy!

Thirdly, for those days that you truly can’t exercise outdoors because it is simply too hot or there is a summer thunderstorm, ensure you keep the good habits and momentum going by finding other ways to exercise. One of the best ways to do this is by heading to a pay-as-you-go gym – they will have all the tools you need to exercise, but none of the long-term commitment you might not want. The largest pay-as-you-go gym in the cityis Striation 6 and it has the added bonus of also being the best gym in Toronto. Start your summer workout routine at Striation 6, and finish it in the beautiful outdoors: the options for fitness with a pay-as-you-go gym are endless.

Fourthly, try out a fun fitness class to keep your summer workouts fresh! There are so many different types of workouts to choose from such as boot camp, yoga, cycling, kangoo, muay thai, or many others. Choose whatever class works for you the most or try a few: each new class will provide you with a unique, fun experience.

Finally, don’t let your vacations to the cottage prevent you from working out!  Spending time with your family doing outdoor recreational activities is not only a bonding experience, but also a fun way to stay in shape. Swimming in a lake, hiking, going water skiing, or treading water off the side of your boat are all activities that will help keep you fit and will work your cardiovascular system at the same time.

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