Summer Fitness

two girls running on treadmills in gym

Don’t let the summer pass without attempting to make a healthier change! Take advantage of our Orangeburg, SC apartment community 24 hour fitness gym to get started! In this week’s Willington Lakes Phase 1 Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on getting fit for the summer time!

 

Wear Appropriate Attire

Sometimes the easiest way to get started in the gym or to get hyped for exercising is to have the right attire. Dress the part, especially for the summer, by wearing breathable, lightweight clothing. This helps you avoid overheating, which makes your workout more difficult than it has to be. If you don’t have any of these types of exercise clothing, invest in some. Clothing can have an effect on how good you feel before, during, and after you workout, and it can give you additional motivation.

 

Take it easy.

You can set yourself up for unnecessary disappointment if you hold your summer workout performance to the same standard as your performance in an air-conditioned gym or in other ideal conditions. The fatigue that comes from being exposed to and exerting yourself in excess heat will naturally change your limits. So be realistic and change your goals to reflect those limits. Allow for plenty of breaks to rest so you don’t overdo it and so you can continue to progress with your goals.

 

Don’t go overboard with how heavy you’re lifting, especially if you’re just getting back into it. Prevent injury by taking it easy and working up to a heavier weight as you get stronger.

 

Find a buddy.

You don’t need to have an exercise buddy, but if the extra person to be accountable to helps you, find someone who will encourage you in your process to work out with you. Find someone you enjoy spending time with so it can be more of a fun exercise session. If it’s someone who’s slightly more practiced at your activity than you are, ask them for tips and let them coach and encourage you in the process. You can also be a motivation for your buddy if they were having trouble being motivated to exercise.

 

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