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How to Revamp Your Workout Routine This Summer

How to Revamp Your Workout Routine This Summer

As summer reaches its peak and temperatures climb into the high 20s, it can be a challenging time for fitness enthusiasts. The heat can be discouraging and demotivating, causing many to abandon their workout routines until cooler weather returns. But not you, right?

When the heat hits, it’s time to adapt and change up your training style. Gyms can be stifling with inadequate cooling, and your home might not be much better. So, let’s take charge and explore how to keep your workouts going strong through the summer heat.

Outdoor Workouts

One effective way to handle the heat is to embrace it. Here’s how:

- Find Shade: Perform a 25-minute circuit session in a shady spot. Or, if you’re up for it, exercise in the sun to build your body and get a tan.
- Adjust Timing: Work out when it’s cooler. Go for a run at 7 pm or hit the gym at 5 am. Yes, it’s early, but it’s worth it!

Workout with Friends

Summer workouts are tough, so team up! A workout buddy can be a great motivator. Go for runs, hikes, or do circuits together in the park or garden. For outdoor workouts, consider using neoprene dumbbells and kettlebells to boost your routine.

Group Fitness Classes

Join a group fitness class or bootcamp to mix up your routine and meet like-minded individuals. Outdoor activities like boot camps, yoga in the park, or dance classes add variety and a social element to your workouts, making them more enjoyable. Don’t forget your yoga mat!

Try a Water-Based Workout

Have you thought about water-based workouts? Take advantage of the warm weather with activities like:

- Swimming: A full-body workout that builds strength and endurance while keeping you cool.
- Water Aerobics or Paddleboarding: Low-impact options that engage your core muscles and let you enjoy the soothing water.

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