There are two times of year that people tend to make fitness resolutions: on January first for our new year's resolutions and right before summer hits. Since summer is nearly upon us, we’re going to take a look at the latter in this blog.
Summer is the perfect time for picnics, dog walks and consuming lots of water as you bask in the hot Texas sun. But just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you can take a break from your fitness routine. If anything, this means you should be paying more attention to your habits and making sure you’re not skipping out on your exercises just because of the heat. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at a few fitness-related things you can be doing this summer to stay in shape. And if you’re interested in starting your own in-home gym, don’t hesitate to contact Fitness Specialists.
Not everyone enjoys water sports like water skiing or wakeboarding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay near the water while you’re out on a run or a bike ride, then take a quick dip every once in a while when it gets too hot to handle. Buffalo Springs Lake outside of Lubbock is a great place to take a swim and is a short drive from the center of Lubbock. Give it a try when you have some free time on the weekend.
One way to simply avoid the heat altogether is to either do your workout in the morning before the sun comes up or in the afternoon after the sun has gone down. Of course, this means your workout may be slightly limited. Maybe you won’t be able to run or bike where you normally do because of the lack of light. And you may be suffering from sleep deprivation if you go too early in the morning. However, when people find something that works for them, they don’t usually have a problem maintaining an early morning or a late afternoon workout schedule.
Although going to a waterpark is certainly not a replacement for your normal workout, it will definitely help. You’d be surprised at home many calories you burn just by walking or running around between the different rides. On top of that, people tend to stay at waterparks for the majority of the day whereas a normal workout lasts around an hour, so you’re probably getting a better workout than you think. Besides, it’s tons of fun!
Maybe just what you need is an in-home gym. You don’t always have to workout outside if you have your own workout space right inside your own home. After investing in their first piece of gym equipment, many people find that this is a much cheaper and effective way to go than paying for an annual gym membership that can cost up to $500 a year! Contact Fitness Specialists today.