Tone for your Summer Holiday
As spring approaches and the days grow longer once again, we are all reminded that summer and her hazy warmth is just around the corner. Once the current global issues are put to rest, we can all hopefully recover and replenish in the glow of the summer sun.
However, one key worry that many face as summer approaches is the fact that generally, more of their body will be on show as the temperatures rise. In fact, one of the most popular New Year’s Resolution’s in the U.K. is to ‘get in shape in time for my summer holiday’. Well, if you made a similar resolution and haven’t stuck to it as you may have hoped, don’t worry!
There is still a good amount of time to get yourself ready before the summer months begin. So, here are some ideas that you can integrate into your schedule to ensure that, when your summer holiday does come around, you are feeling totally confident in your body.
Swim, Swim, Swim
One of the most undervalued but effective exercises, swimming is a perfect way to get yourself feeling and looking good before you jet off for the summer.
Swimming very quickly raises your heart rate to the fat burning stage without depleting your stamina as rapidly as other exercises like running. If you have an injury or chronic pain, swimming is extremely low in resistance and can therefore prevent risk of further injury.
It is also important to note that swimming can also be beneficial as a strength improvement exercise, especially in your arms and legs, which are used frequently when completing your strokes. Essentially, if you can spare two or three exercise routines a week, jumping in the pool will have a significant impact on your body.
Join Gym Classes
While many people like to focus on training alone at a gym, it can be a hugely useful exercise to join one of the many classes that are also available at your local facility. This can often be a huge boost in motivation as the instructor pushes you to your very limits, ensuring that you make the most of your workout time.
Whether you sign up for a Zumba class, want to try a Spin class, or have the urge to try boxercise, you can be sure that come summer, you will feel in the best shape and ready to confidently enjoy your holiday.
While this may seem a counter intuitive suggestion for those looking to tone up in time for their summer holidays, going to the spa can have a hugely positive effect on both your mental and physical wellbeing.
Taking time out of your busy day to relax and get some well-earned pampering is a sure-fire way to guarantee that, when the time does come to smash those workout routines, you are in the right frame of mind.
Get Expert Training
Hiring a Personal Trainer is one of the most successful ways to ensure that you reach your body goals before you jet off on your travels. Having a friendly face to motivate you whilst you are exercising, as well as offering nutritional advice, exercise tips and more, can be an immensely rewarding investment.