While everyone looks forward to the heat of the summer, it often comes with an increased consumption of snacks, foods, and alcoholic beverages. Here are 9 fun summer activities that will help you keep up with your fitness and weight loss regimen.

4 Summer Activities That Help You Stay Fit and Burn Calories

For many Calgarians, the summer months signify a time of carefree living: summer vacations, staying up late, barbeques, and hours spent hanging out with friends at your favourite patio or bar. Unfortunately, this extra dose of freedom can also result in you neglecting your fitness and health.

But why not have your fun while sneaking in a great calorie-burning workout? Here are 4 summer activities that will keep you on your fitness path during the warmer season:

1. Bike Riding

Grabbing your family or friends to go for a pre or post-barbeque bike ride is a great way to get outside on those endless summer evenings. Not only will this give you a great excuse to spend some quality time with your loved ones, but it’ll also greatly benefit your fitness goals and it:

  • improves your heart health
  • helps you lose weight
  • enhances your mental well-being
  • helps you build muscle, so you burn more calories even when you’re sedentary
  • lowers your risk of injury

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2. Household Chores

When it comes to your summer fitness, why not kill two birds with one stone? Here are two household chores that will help you burn calories while ensuring that your home stays nice and tidy for all those summer parties and barbeques.

  • Vacuuming: Moving about your home while pushing a heavy vacuum (and lugging it up the stairs) is a great calorie burner and is about the equivalent of walking a mile.

  • Mowing the lawn: Pushing the mower around your garden in preparation for your barbeque or summer dinner is a great way for you to keep up with your fitness routine and will make hitting the snack table all the more rewarding!


3. Playing Catch

Getting outside with your kids or pets can do wonders for your health! Not only is it an extremely fun way to squeeze in your cardio-time, you’ll also get some good old fashioned bonding time.

Other outdoor activities you may want to consider doing with your kids include:

  • hiking
  • washing the car
  • building your own backyard waterslide
  • planting a garden


4. Beach Activities

Hitting a beach during the summer can be a great way to relax and unwind, but it can also be the perfect spot to get in a quick and fun workout. Next time you’re on the beach, you may want to consider:

  • Paddleboating. Not only is paddleboating a total blast, but it’s also a complete body workout. It’s also a low impact exercise so it won’t be too strenuous or likely to cause you injury!

  • Jet Skiing: This high speed watercraft can be a great way to spend a sunny day outside, or while on vacation, and it’s also a great way to stay healthy and fit when done regularly.

  • Beach Volleyball: Playing volleyball, whether on the beach or not, is one of the best ways to stay in shape and has been proven to burn fat and calories, build your muscle, and improve your mental well-being.


Want to Stay Fit For The Summer?

For many people, jumping into a weight loss routine before summer is mostly about appearances. However, keeping up with your fitness leading up to the warmer seasons is important for other reasons as well.

A regular fitness routine has many health benefits, including:

  • improved mood
  • boosted immune system
  • better blood circulation
  • rejuvenated appearance 

Customised Summer Fitness and Weight Loss Programs in Calgary

Whatever the weather or season, the DreamBody team offers customized online and in-gym personal training services to help you meet all your fitness and weight loss goals, and ensure that you stay healthy, strong, and beautiful all year long.

Fitness & Weight Loss Programs

To find out more about our Calgary summer fitness programs, including online and in-gym personal training, contact us at 403-612-3538 or fill in our online contact form.

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