Summer Fitness Goals

What are your fitness goals for summer? Lose weight, get stronger, get defined? Whatever your goal is lets achieve it together – after all it’s always better to have a fitness buddy.

Summer is the best time of year to take on a new workout routine, the days are warmer and there is more daylight to enjoy.

Exercise will lead to enhanced feelings of energy and lower fatigue, anxiety, anger and sadness. Make sure you have a great pair of trainers, there are some fantastic offers on Groupon.

Whether your workout involves running, walking, sports or gym equipment, a decent sport trainer is a must. Injury caused by inappropriate shoes can easily put a dent in your fitness or weight loss attempt. You have to make sure you are investing in quality foot support that can help you to prevent foot and ankle damage.

Worn out trainers also do not provide your feet with adequate protection during your workout. So make sure you replace them as soon as they start becoming too worn.

Along with a decent trainer, always start your workout with a warm up – it will prevent injury.

You should always create a plan – having a plan is the difference between the individual who makes a New Year’s resolution to work out and quits a few months later, and the one who sticks with it.

Lose Weight..

Losing weight is a goal many women have in mind. Bounce between two relatively simple exercises, like bench press and deadlift – do as many sets as possible for 30-40 mins, four to five days per week.

Get Stronger..

Using free weights, learning the technique and using a low repetition range will fast get you to your goal.

Get Defined..

The best way to begin reshaping your body is to start with a resistance training workout three times per week – regular strength training will increase your lean muscle mass.

Keep your eyes on the prize – keep your goals firmly in place by learning about creating a habit of exercising. Discipline and motivation isn’t the only things to focus on.

When you do something without fail, without even thinking about it, that’s when you know that this behaviour has become a habit.

Keep reminding yourself that you are sculpting your body and making lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime.

Make sure you keep you workouts fun. Work out by doing what you love – if you love to dance, try Zumba, it is a great way to get your blast of cardio. If you enjoy a challenging workout that involves interval training and resistance workouts, then a class such as boot camp will get your blood flowing..!

First stop, Groupon for trainers…!