Fitness is a lifelong commitment. Staying strong, fit, and healthy doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes years of blood, sweat, and tears. Not everyone loves, or even likes, to exercise and eat healthily. As the hot summer months creep into the city, we begin to see more and more people skip the gym for various reasons. Don’t let summer stop you from reaching or maintaining your fitness goals. Let’s take a look at how to stay motivated to exercise during these summer months!
How to Stay Motivated to Exercise During the Summer Holidays
Summer is just around the corner along with Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Years. You’ll probably be celebrating with lots of delicious foods and parties. Don’t worry. It’s okay to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. And, with gorgeous hot summer days, you’ll want to spend all your time at the beach. It’s easy to lose motivation over the summer months, but here are a few of our favourite ways to stay motivated to exercise.
Set a Goal
Set a summer goal. Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to run a 5k. Pick a 5k at the end of summer and sign up. Now you have a commitment on your calendar. And, you’ll have all summer to train for it.
Take it Outside
As much as we love seeing your smiling face in the gym, sometimes you just have to take it outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather while it’s here. Not sure what to do? Ask one of our personal trainers to create a workout plan that you can do outside.
Cut Your Workout Times in Half
Yes, you read that right. Instead of working out for an hour after work, try working out for 30 minutes during your lunch break. Since you’re cutting your workout time in half, try increasing the intensity. HIIT workouts are a great way to burn fat and work those muscles without taking a lot of time out of your day.
Play with the Kids
School holidays are right around the corner so you might not have as much time now that the kids are at home. Have no fear! Get the kids involved. Play active games, like tag or sports, with them. Not only is it a great way to spend time with your family, but both you and the kids will get in a killer workout.
Try Something Different
Bored of the same workout routine? Summer is a great time to mix it up. Try one of our classes or work with one of our trainers to develop a new workout routine. Not only will the new routine get rid of boredom, but your body will now have to adapt to something different. You’ll be seeing a whole new you soon!
Summer is a time to have fun in the sun, but don’t forget that you still need to workout to maintain your fitness. It can be hard to stay motivated to exercise while the kids are at home over the holidays, but with these motivational tips, you’ll be working hard all summer long.