Spring Into Action: 4 Spring Activities That Will Help You Lose Weight

Spring has sprung, and it's the perfect time to renew your focus on getting healthy, feeling great, and losing weight. With the warmer weather and longer days, there are plenty of activities that can help you get moving and shed those unwanted pounds before summer. It can be challenging to embark on a weight loss journey, but spring is the perfect time for new beginnings, and with the right mindset, support, and guidance, weight loss is an achievable goal that can improve your overall well-being. By focusing on healthy habits, nourishing your body with nutritious foods, and finding the right support system, you can make positive changes that will last a lifetime. Here are four springtime activities to help boost you on your weight loss journey directly from a weight loss coach.

For additional benefits of working with a weight loss coach,
read 3 Reasons You Should Hire A Weight Loss Coach.

4 Springtime Activities For Weight Loss

Healthy and sustainable weight loss programs must include a combination of eating well and exercising. These weight loss coach-recommended workouts will energize your body and your mind on your weight loss journey.

  1. Hiking
    Hiking is a great way to get outside into the gently warming spring air and enjoy nature while challenging your body with a good workout. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned hiker, there are plenty of trails around Calgary for all levels of fitness. Hiking can burn anywhere from 300 to 600 calories per hour, depending on your weight and the intensity of the hike. Plus, it's a low-impact activity, which means it's easy on your joints.

    To get started, find a local hiking trail and grab a friend to join you or ask your personal trainer to meet you for a field trip. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water and healthy snacks like nuts and veggies. Start with an easy trail and gradually work your way up to more challenging hikes. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can improve your endurance and strength.
  2. Biking
    There are some Calgarians who will bike year-round, even when most of us just want to curl up by the fire. But for the rest of us, springtime is a great time to break out two wheels. Biking is a great outdoor activity that can help you lose weight. Whether you're riding a road bike or a mountain bike, cycling can burn anywhere from 400 to 1000 calories per hour, depending on your weight and the intensity of your ride. Plus, it's a great way to explore your surroundings and enjoy the fresh air.

    If you don't have a bike, check out your local bike shop or rental service to find one that fits your needs. Make sure to wear a helmet and bring water. Start with a short ride along the river or through your neighbourhood and gradually increase the length and intensity of your rides (you could even try downhill biking at COP or tackling the Trans Canada Trail). If you don’t want to ride alone, call your personal trainer or join a cycling group.
  3. Swimming
    Swimming outdoors in Calgary in the springtime is probably a bit of a stretch for most, but swimming is a great full-body workout that can help you burn calories and lose weight. It's also a low-impact activity, making it easy on your joints. Swimming can burn anywhere from 400 to 700 calories per hour, depending on your weight and the intensity of your swim.

    To get started, find a local indoor pool and check out the schedule for open-lane swim. Start with a few laps and gradually increase the distance and intensity of your swim. You can also try different strokes, such as freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke, to work different muscle groups.
  4. Yoga
    Yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance while reducing stress and promoting relaxation. While yoga may not burn as many calories as some of the other activities on this list, it can still help you lose weight by reducing stress and improving your overall well-being. Plus, it's a great way to unwind after a long day.

    If you want to give yoga a try, talk to your personal trainer to see if your private gym offers yoga classes or find a local yoga studio and grab a mat. There are many different types of yoga, so try a few different classes to see what you enjoy. You can also practice yoga at home with online classes or videos. Start with a beginner class and gradually work your way up to more challenging poses.

Spring Ahead To Weight Loss With Dreambody

Spring is the perfect time to focus on getting healthy and losing weight. These four activities are not only fun, but can also help you reach your weight loss goals. So get outside, try something new, and spring into action!

Losing weight in a healthy manner involves a lot of work and a combination of healthy eating and exercise. Without both of these components vital to a weight loss program, you will either not lose fat or you will be losing weight in an unhealthy and unsustainable way. To find out more about improving your fitness and how you can achieve your weight loss goals, contact Dreambody Fitness by calling 1-403-612-3538 or by filling out our online contact form and booking your complimentary consultation. From customized workout plans to around-the-clock support, our personal trainers and coaches at Dreambody Fitness can help you shed pounds, build muscle, hold you accountable, and improve your fitness in a safe and healthy way.

For more tips to get your body, your diet, and your mind summer-ready this spring,
read The Countdown Is On! Time To Get Your Body Beach Ready.



Q: Do weight loss programs incorporate exercise routines?
A: To lose body fat sustainably, you will have to incorporate a healthy diet with weight-loss-specific workouts. Your personal trainer will customize a workout and meal plan that fits your needs.

Q: I only want to lose weight in my stomach, is that possible?
A: Unfortunately, there is no such thing as targeted weight loss. You cannot target certain areas of your body to lose more weight than others. With proper nutrition and exercise, you will be able to see results gradually show on your body as a whole.

Q: Is cardio the only way to burn fat?
A: While cardio is an excellent source to burn off body fat, you must incorporate weight training to receive optimal results. Your personal trainer will discuss your workout plans with you and explain why they chose certain exercises to help you reach your weight loss goals.

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