Summertime Tips to Get Lean and Toned
It’s almost summer! The time of year when we shed our jackets, sweaters, and heavy jeans and dress for the sunshine and great outdoors. Are you ready?
Say goodbye to boring workouts and hello to a fitter, healthier you! Our gyms in Oklahoma and Arkansas offer these simple yet effective ways to supercharge your workout plan. Let’s make this summer your best one yet!
Start with a fitness plan.
Achieving fitness requires discipline and commitment, and the best way to jumpstart your journey is with a fitness plan. Determine what type of exercise you’ll enjoy most and how often you plan on hitting the gym.
Whether it’s cardio, strength training, or yoga group fitness, having a plan will help you stay motivated and on track. Start by setting realistic and attainable goals, as well as a timeline. Remember, progress takes time, and lifting weights or running long distances won’t happen overnight. A thoughtful and organized fitness plan is your ticket to a healthier you.
If you’re stuck or unsure of what type of exercise is best for your suited for your goals and abilities, a personal trainer can get you started.
Get ready with cardio.
Is a trip to the beach part of your vacation plans? With summer approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting in shape!
Cardio training is a great way to increase your stamina, tone muscles, and burn calories. Options include running on a treadmill or cycling on a stationary bike – or rev up your metabolism in a great group fitness class like Zumba.
Incorporating cardio into your routine will help you feel more confident and ready to hit the beach (or the pool) in no time!
Sculpt your muscles with strength training.
Strength training exercises are a basic element of fitness, and working out with equipment like free weights or resistance machines helps build lean muscle. Or tone and define with a full-body functional training workout that incorporates battle ropes, kettlebells, plyo boxes, and more.
Functional training also incorporates core-strengthening exercises like push-ups, lunges, and squats. Depending on the exercises you chose, you can target muscle groups in your back, arms, lower body, and more.
Take time to recover and recharge.
Life can be hectic and demanding, constantly pulling us in different directions. With so much going on, it can be easy to forget to take time to rest and recharge. Remember, taking time to recover and recharge is not a luxury, it’s a necessity!
If you don’t want to skip the gym, take your training down a notch with a muscle-stretching yoga group fitness class, or enjoy some time in our relaxing Recovery Zone, where you’ll find amenities like hydromassage, saunas, and tanning services.
Finally, make sure you commit to your new fitness plan with consistency. You won’t see results if you don’t keep up with it. Don’t give up for any reason and try your best to stick to the workout plan.
Even if you miss a day or two, that’s ok – just get back on track as soon as possible! Make sure to track your progress along the way and reward yourself for reaching fitness milestones.
Summertime is all about having fun in the sun — so use these simple fitness tips to help you meet your beach body goal this season! Click here to see 10GYM’s summer deals.
Before you start an exercise program or make changes to your nutrition, it’s important to consult with your doctor. This article is intended for information and ideas and is not a substitute for professional care. When it comes to training, your doctor is the best person to help you determine the safest and healthiest approach, especially if you have chronic or recurring health concerns.