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Fun Ways To Work Out This Summer

Summer work out

As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it's the perfect time to take your workouts outdoors and infuse some fun into your fitness routine. There are plenty of enjoyable activities that will keep you active, energised, and motivated. So, say goodbye to the monotony of the gym and hello to these exciting ways to work out this summer.

  1. Beach Volleyball: Hit the sandy shores if they’re close and gather some friends for a game of beach volleyball. Not only does this activity provide an excellent full-body workout, but it's also a great way to soak up the sun and enjoy a day with the refreshing ocean breeze.
  2. Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP): Whilst your there, take to the water on a stand-up paddleboard for a challenging workout. Paddling engages your core muscles while also improving balance and coordination. Plus, you'll get to enjoy stunning views from the water.
  3. Hiking: Explore the great outdoors by going on a hike. Whether you prefer scenic trails in the mountains or peaceful walks through the woods, hiking is a fantastic way to get your heart pumping while immersing yourself in nature's beauty.
  4. Outdoor Yoga: Find a tranquil spot in the park or on the beach and practice yoga in the open air. Not only does outdoor yoga offer all the benefits of a regular practice, but it also allows you to connect with nature and find inner peace amidst the beauty of your surroundings.
  5. Cycling: Dust off your bike and hit the trails for a scenic ride. Cycling is a low-impact exercise that provides an excellent cardiovascular workout while allowing you to explore new areas and enjoy the fresh air.
  6. Dance Classes: Sign up for outdoor dance classes or join a dance party in the park. Dancing is not only a fun way to stay active but also a great way to improve flexibility, coordination, and mood.
  7. Kayaking: Explore lakes, rivers, and waterways by kayaking. This water sport provides a great upper body and core workout while allowing you to enjoy the serenity of the water.
  8. Outdoor Bootcamp: Join an outdoor bootcamp class for a high-intensity workout that will challenge your strength, endurance, and agility. Workouts typically include a mix of cardio, strength training, and functional exercises, keeping you engaged and motivated.
  9. Rock Climbing: If you really want to push the boat out, test your strength and agility by going rock climbing outdoors. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, there are routes suitable for all skill levels, making it a thrilling and rewarding workout.
  10. Swimming: Cool off from the summer heat by taking a refreshing swim in the pool or at the beach. Swimming is a full-body workout that improves cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility, all while providing a fun way to stay active.

Fun Workouts To Do In Your Garden

Staying active this summer could also even mean just doing some fun workouts in your garden. Put some motivating music on and get some comfy workout clothes on.

Squats are a great and simple bodyweight exercise for strengthening and toning your legs and glutes. By watching the following video, you can be shown how to do squats with good form. Why not give it a go!  Bowflex® How-To | Squats for Beginners - YouTube

A lot of people may not enjoy doing press ups but with good form they can help strengthen your lower back and core by pulling in the abdominal muscles. Throughout the summer, with practice, it will help you keep active and it could be a fun challenge for you to work on and see yourself improve!

Remember, staying active doesn't have to feel like a chore. In summer, embrace the warm weather and take advantage of the countless opportunities to have fun while working out. Whether you're going to hit the beach, exploring nature, or try out a new outdoor activity, staying active will keep you physically fit and mentally refreshed. Grab your suncream and get ready to make this summer the best one yet!

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