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10 WAYS TO STAY FIT THIS SUMMER

Family that stand up paddle boards together, stays together

Can’t seem to make to the gym these days? No more excuses because we’ve curated 10 fun and easy ways to stay all summer-long.

Grab some friends, head outside and pick your favorite activity to keep that summer bod in check.

GET FIT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

MAKE A SPLASH

1) Swimming

It’s the perfect addition to your workout routine. It challenges your body’s physical form including your flexibility, endurance, speed, coordination & strength. With hot weather and a refreshing pool, what could be better while working out?

Head out with the family and your furry friends to hit the calm waters with your stand up paddle board. Don’t have one? Many places allow you to rent them!

Are you a beach bum? Take up surfing lessons and strengthen your core while enjoying the coastal water. You may want to start practicing your burpees now!

Gif of girl surfing in the ocean

Source: Giphy.com

If you prefer land, the beach is a great place to stretch, practice yoga or play some football to get your heart pumping.

Bonus tips: You could play water polo, try water aerobics or even take to the pool for some play time with your kids. Make it a family event while getting fit at the same time!

2) Tennis

Start with a warm up like jogging in place or jumping jacks. Then, hit the court with a friend for some friendly doubles action and get serving to work up a sweat.

Two girls playing tennis in athleisure outfits

Source: Pinterest

3) Hiking

In SoCal we have endless trails, mountains and parks to walk, run or hike. We’ve listed a few of our favorite places for gorgeous scenic view – get your backpack ready for an adventure.

  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve – hikers often catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins
  • Cowless Mountain – the views are quite picturesque
  • Iron Mountain Trail – 5.8 miles of flat and climbing sections
  • Cedar Creek Falls Trail – offers a swimming hole at the end called the Devil’s Punchbowl with a 75-foot cliff

Even if you don’t have a local beach, you can still start your morning with a brisk walk or light jog. Get your heart pumping with some sprint intervals on the sand or a hill to really feel the burn.

MAKE IT A SOCIAL THING

4) Outdoor workouts

Grab your girlfriends, head to the beach, park or an industrial area with stairs. Here you’ll find a free yet challenging workout; just use your bodyweight for a total-body workout including cardio and strength training. Hold each other accountable while working out, you will have so much fun, you won’t even realize you are working out.

Here are some great workout moves you can try anywhere!

Stair Lunges

Workouts can be easy and short. Find your nearest stairs and get to lunging!

Get your pike on, alternating knees to chest to challenge your core: 1, 2, 3, 4…

You can do 20 push-ups anywhere. Find a short step or bench for incline push-ups, or really challenge yourself with reverse incline push-ups (hands on the ground and feet on the incline)!

Have you heard of stroller based-fitness?  Enjoy the fresh air and your little one while working up a sweat!

BEAT THE HEAT

If you prefer to stay indoors, we picked 3 great options that will turn up the heat but keep you cool.

5) Cycling

Cycling classes focus on endurance, strength, interval, and high intensity training. Go alone or join a class and pedal your way to better health!  

Here are some of our favorite cycling studios in our neighborhood.

The Rush, San Diego

The Rush indoor cycling class, San Diego

Source: The Rush

Studio Sweat, San Diego

Studio Sweat Black and White spinning class in San Diego

Source: Studio Sweat

SPARKCYCLE, San Diego  

6) Pilates

Pull out your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core.

Performance Pilates, San Diego

Pilates Fitness Class, 24 Hour Fitness

7) Zumba / Dance

Get the party started with zumba-fitness. This high-intense workout combines body-sculpting, calorie-burning and strength-training while dancing and enjoying an hour of fun!   

Zumba Class, Bootique Fitness

FITNESS FOR YOUR FACE

Shape up your complexion! Start by targeting your facial muscles with the NuFACE facial toning devices, Trinity, Mini and ELE to contour, lift and tone in 5-minutes a day!

8) Contour before the Contour:

Before you apply your makeup, start with our NuFACE Trinity. Tone the muscles in your face to help contour and chisel your way to an improved complexion. It only takes 5 minutes!

9)  ELE Lift

 The NuFACE ELE is a microcurrent treatment designed to attack eyebrow furrows, crow’s feet and smile lines.

Eyebrows are the only thing you can get into shape without exercising.

10) Portable Mini:

The perfect companion while going from fitness to girls night out. This petite, portable device fits in the palm of your hand while helping to tone and lift your skin.

With ideal weather conditions outside, there’s no reason not to fit in some exercise. Now is the time to tone your body and your face to achieve that ideal summer glow you’ve been searching for.

ALWAYS BE IN THE KNOW

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