Summer Fitness: 3 Great Ways to Kick It Up a Notch

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NEW YORK, NY – 17 July, 2017 If you’re like most people, your summer dance card is already full of fun events.  With the back yard primed and ready for BBQs with friends and family, this is the time of year we all look forward to moving life outdoors.

Outdoor concerts, vacation plans and hitting every street festival within striking distance are on the agenda.  But you’ve made a commitment to fitness.  You mean to honor that commitment to yourself and keep the all-important fitness ball rolling.

It’s easy to succumb to summer’s languid charms, so this post is dedicated to giving you a little inspiration to stay fired up and fit, with 3 great ways to kick it up a notch.

1. Buddy up.

I don’t doubt for a minute that your commitment to fitness is all the inspiration you need, most of the year.  But with summer’s numerous opportunities for fun and relaxation, you may need a little extra help with that.  That’s why buddying up for the summer is a good idea.  You know you’re accountable to yourself, but the person who shows up at your door, ready to hit the gym, track or court is not going to take ‘no’ for answer.

While you can bargain with yourself, you’re going to have a lot less luck bargaining your way out of a workout with a buddy who’s taken the time to schedule fitness with you.

Having a fitness buddy means built in accountability.  Set up a schedule and then stick to it.  That becomes much easier with a fitness buddy in the picture.  Your buddy isn’t not about to let you off the hook.

2. Adventure in the great outdoors.

Unplugging from your mobile device is a great idea sometimes and planning an adventure in the great outdoors is one way to do that, while enjoying a different kind of fitness.

Getting out into the woods offers many stellar fitness opportunities – orienteering, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, cycling and swimming are outdoor activities that keep your cardio pumped up, while you enjoy nature and re-connect with your inner adventurer.

3. Try something new.

It’s easy to get in a fitness rut.  Like anything else, your fitness routine needs an occasional shake up to keep it fresh and interesting.  Switching it up prevents boredom, which brings with it the temptation to slack off.

If you’ve always wanted to try CrossFit, why not start this summer?  Or maybe a barre class which teaches you to use your body in a new way, while promoting good posture, could be your new fitness BFF.

Summer is a time of new beginnings, offering us the opportunity to recreate ourselves.  Part of that can be a whole new world of fitness to refresh our commitments to training and offer something new and exciting to stay engaged.

At Back & Body, we’re dedicated to offering multi-disciplinarian healthcare to athletes of all kinds.  Contact us to discover how we can support your fitness goals with leading edge healthcare services.

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