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With summer in full swing, that means cocktails on the patios with friends, delicious BBQ dinners, ice cream stands, and so much more. After a long winter of working hard and eating healthy, the last thing you want to do is ruin all of your progress and fall back into old habits. It can be extremely difficult in the summer to refrain from such temptations and keep up with your regular fitness routines. After all, who wouldn’t rather go for drinks with friends on a patio than go do a workout at the gym? The great thing about summer is that there are plenty of fun activities you can do to stay fit and enjoy the best of the season. Summer does not have to spell an end to your healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of ways you can stay motivated with your fitness while also enjoying your summer.

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4 Ways To Stay Fit During The Summer

Who wants to work out in a stuffy, overcrowded gym when there is beautiful summer weather outside? With the right strategies, you can stay fit during the summer by uniting your desire to workout and your love of outdoor summer activities:

Get Outside!

There are endless possibilities when it comes to outdoor fitness activities.  Instead of driving to your favorite ice cream shop or pub, walk or bike so you do not have to feel guilty about indulging in a delicious treat. You can also take up a new outdoor sport with a friend such as tennis or make an effort to drive to the mountains and do a gorgeous sunrise hike. If your day's obligations push working out to the back burner, try to fit in a quick early-morning yoga routine or an evening session before you go to sleep.

Pack Your Breakfast And Lunch

Packing your breakfast and lunch is a great habit to get into, no matter what time of the year it is. If you do not pack a lunch, you will be more inclined to reach for a quick, unhealthy food option to get you through the day. Easily avoid this mistake by putting in the extra time to pack nutritious snacks and lunches to bring with you wherever you go. Your body and wallet will both thank you for it.

Hydrate

Hydrating your body through the summer months is extremely important for your health and physical performance. Our bodies are made up of 65% of water which can affect everything from how your body functions to your mood. If you are exercising outside, be extra diligent with hydrating your body to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you experience dizziness, fatigue, and other symptoms, remove yourself from the warm environment and drink as much water as you can to replenish your electrolytes.

Eat A Healthy, Fresh Diet

Take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables available at your local market and start planning healthy meals for you and your family. If you are out for meals, make the conscious decision to choose a fresh summer salad with chicken over a greasy burger. You can also hire a nutrition coach to help you ensure that you get all of the daily nutrients your body requires to optimally perform your workouts. Getting into your own routine for healthy eating can improve your overall well-being and result in having a healthier relationship with food.

Conclusion

The summer months signal a carefree lifestyle with vacations, fun outdoor activities, and countless social events. This easy-going lifestyle can hinder your ability to keep up with your fitness routines and healthy eating habits. By adapting your workout routines to the summer weather, you can still have a fun-filled summer without sacrificing your healthy lifestyle.

Jensen Fitness coaches offer weight loss and personal training programs that include in-depth nutrition coaching and counselling to help you achieve an all-around healthy lifestyle this summer or any time of year.  To learn more about our programs and how you can stay fit during the summer months, contact us by calling (403)-200-0199 or fill out our online contact form.

FAQs

How do I find healthy food options and recipes?

Our nutrition coaches can design a clean and healthy eating program for you with recipes of our own, or provide healthy twists from the inspiration of your own favourite recipes. If you do not have the time or skill to cook your own healthy meals, you can order meal kits from companies such as HelloFresh or we can help you find healthy nourishing take-out options from restaurants near you.

How do I find a personal trainer?

Contact Jensen Fitness at 403-200-0199 or fill out our contact form for your preferred online training package.

Can a personal trainer do my workouts outside?

Depending on your workout needs and the facility, your trainer may be able to accommodate some exercises outdoors. To learn more about our personal training programs and our outdoor training options, contact us by calling 403-200-0199.


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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