May 2016

7 Tips to Stay Healthy this Summer

Memorial Day Weekend marks an exciting time of the year - the unofficial beginning of the summer! We know the summer can be a busy time for many members, making it hard to get to the gym on a regular schedule. However, why not prioritize staying healthy while having fun this summer?

Here are 7 ways for you to stay fit and healthy throughout the summer: 

  1. Workout first thing in the morning
    During the summer it's easy for the days to fill up with plans and even quiet days can fly by. So why not get up 20-30 minutes early and enjoy an upbeat workout? Or get to the gym first thing in the morning for an early class? It'll help you wake up, set the stage for a healthy day, and help you continue to burn calories and build strength. 

  2. Sign up for a Small Group Class
    It's harder to skip or miss a class when you paid ahead of time for the whole month. Also, our small group classes are the perfect size to create camaraderie and accountability. 

  3. Watch what you drink
    Soda, juices, wine, and other alcoholic beverages are often high in calories and can quickly add up. To help you balance them out try drinking water with lemon or mint added, or try Poland Spring sparkling water with a slice of lime for something just as delicious and refreshing, but with 0 calories. 

  4. Be creative with transportation!
    Instead of driving to the store why not dig your bike out of the garage and take that instead? Or if you are planning on going for ice cream with the kids, why not walk together and enjoy the magic of a summer night (and burn some calories before you consume a bunch)?

  5. Have fun while being active
    Instead of simply having a cookout, why not invite your friends and family over for a fun game of baseball or kickball and then enjoy turkey burgers and a big salad afterwards? Dinner always tastes better after it's been earned! 

  6. Find a Fitness Buddy
    Do you tend to fall off the exercise band wagon during the summer? Rather than letting yourself fall off, find a friend or accountability buddy to keep you on track and you can do the same for them. Text each other each day to make sure you've gotten in at least 10 minutes of exercise and maybe even meet once a week to workout together!

  7. Hire a Personal Trainer 
    If you're serious about staying healthy throughout the summer months and want to stay focused on your fitness goals, why not make a real commitment and hire a Personal Trainer? Not only will they keep you focused and accountable but they will create customized workout programs to help you reach your goals. Click here to learn more!

Summer can be both enjoyable and healthy - it doesn't have to be one or another. So be sure to prioritize your health and wellness this summer, so when September rolls around you can look back without regret and with a lot of good memories. 

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