So far it really hasn’t felt like June in Toronto. The average temperature for this time of year is supposed to be over 20 degrees, but unfortunately we haven’t had many days anywhere near that. While it appears as though Mother Nature isn’t ready for summer, the big question is… are you?
Here at HouseFit, our team of professional trainers are always coming up with ideas and tips to help our clients stay in shape, and we know how important this time of year is. The sun is out, and we should be too!
Whether that means coming into our boutique fitness centre in North York or working out at home, our professional trainers have all the tips you need to help you surpass your workout goals this summer.
Hopefully you’ve been staying active over the winter months and haven’t fallen into that winter lull where you put your fitness efforts on the back burner.
No matter if you’re just starting to get your spring workout routines going or you’re looking to take your current workout plan up a notch this time of year, we have some great tips to help you get ready for summer!
1. Start a Regular Workout Routine (Even an Easy One)
The first step is to make a plan and set a routine. Now this doesn’t have to be hardcore circuit training workout at 6 AM. It could be a simple group workout with friends once a week, or a bi-weekly visit to our boutique fitness studio to train with our of our awesome personal trainers! The point is that it’s important to get into a routine that you can maintain. Whether you want to try axe throwing or a yoga class, starting a routine is the foundation to reaching those fitness goals.
Starting a workout routine with friends or coworkers is an excellent way to stay motivated and make sure you keep coming back to your workout routines. A lot of people prefer the social element of group workouts as well.
2 – Check Your Meal Plan
When it comes down to losing weight, there is no sugar coating the fact we are what we eat. You know summer BBQs are coming and so are the beers and the burgers (especially for anyone who is still on the keto diet), which can make it especially hard to eat healthy. This is especially true on weekends and social functions.
It’s hard to say no to backyard burgers with family and friends, especially when they look this good! We also don’t have to remind you about how many calories are hiding in your mixed drinks, but this time of year it’s important to eat healthy as much as possible while still enjoying ourselves. Portion control is key when the food is irresistible.
3 – Start a Home Workout Routine
Doing basic workouts at home can be a great way to keep your muscles primed when you’re not doing the big weekly workout. A couple small weights or resistance bands is all the equipment you’ll need. As an alternate to heavier exercises, these lighter exercises can be a great option when you are sore and need to improve mobility and core strength.
4 – Get New Entertainment
Working out is a lot easier when you’re entertained, and staring at a clock is the worst thing you can do for your motivation! Whether you prefer working out to music or listening to podcasts, taking the time to get new entertainment options can help keep you going when you’re reaching your limit in a workout. There are lots of great workout mixes on Spotify you can check out as well.
5 – Stay Positive
The most important piece of advice we can share is to stay positive! Getting in shape and changing your regular routine can be hard, especially after a long day of work. Staying positive in the early weeks of a workout routine can help you get over the ‘hump’ to making physical exercise a regular part of your lifestyle.
Nothing worthwhile comes easy, but if you stay positive and work hard, you will be amazed at the results you’ll see!