In an incredibly timely episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, I’m going to be sharing with you my tips and tricks on how to keep your fitness routine interesting while beating that hot summer heat! The heat of summer is quickly approaching, and I’ll be discussing 9 fun ways to stay fit, beat the heat, and have fun while doing it! Some of my tips include…
- Incorporating Dance
- Trying a Weighted Hula Hoop
- Checking Out Your Local Rec Center
- And more!
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9 Fun Ways to Stay Fit and Beat the Summer Heat
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you may have less opportunities to go outside, or the temperatures may be simply too uncomfortable for you to handle. Either way, you don’t want your fitness routine to suffer, and you definitely don’t want your fitness routine to become mundane and boring!
If you don’t have access to a gym or you simply want to try something new, you can always incorporate some dance into your cardio! It’s fun, it’s free, and you can find all kinds of Youtube classes to try!
Weighted Hula Hoop
Using a weighted hula hoop is also a fun summer workout. It works your core, requires you to work on your coordination, and is definitely an exercise for those who want to think outside the box!
Also known as a personal trampoline, rebounders are a great way to stay fit in the summer while staying out of that intense summer heat! My recommendation is always to find one with a safety bar to help make sure you are stable.
Some places have indoor pickleball courts, but this sport is exploding in popularity as of late, which means you can probably find an outdoor court in an area near you. While this may be outside, you could always consider going earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, but either way, it is a fun and competitive workout you could enjoy in the summer!
Local Rec Center
Oftentimes if you’re looking for ways to change things up, you can find something new to explore at your local recreation center. Some will have indoor pickleball courts, free yoga or jazzercise classes, indoor pools, and more. Just take a look and challenge yourself to try something new!
Developed by Zach Bush, this type of workout is traditionally called a Nitric Oxide Dump. It’s a 4-7 minute intense workout that has all kinds of benefits, including reducing the risk of dementia, helping with weight loss, and more.
Yin Yoga is essentially the opposite of a Nitro, but still a good way to beat the summer heat and change things up. It focuses on just a few yoga moves but holds them for extended periods of time, focusing on form and endurance in the moves. It’s incredibly relaxing, and I feel like I always have the best night’s sleep afterwards!
I know what you may be thinking! Parkour is that crazy workout where people jump from one building to the next. Yes, you are right, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about here. What I mean by parkour is simply looking at your surroundings in a different way and moving in different ways based on what is around you. For example, on my nightly walk, instead of just walking, what if I alternated stepping up on the curbs? Or, what if I hopped over every third line on the sidewalk? It takes a mundane afternoon routine and makes it more fun!
My final way to stay fit and beat the summer heat by changing things up is by taking a trip down memory lane. What did you enjoy doing as a child? Riding bikes? Roller skating? Think back on activities you used to enjoy and try to incorporate that back into your fitness routine!
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