ASK AN EXPERT: Dynamic Health and Fitness
Q.How do I stay on track through the spring and into the summer?
A. You can smell the barbecue, NHL playoffs have started, and your glued to your seat, refreshments are calling your name on the patios. It would be so easy just to put off that workout!
But take a moment and reflect how hard you’ve worked over the last six or seven months. Is it worth it to “take some time off?” Maybe not, if you are feeling a bit lazy, low and out of shape. With summer officially around the corner, we need to plan ahead and stay on track.
CONSISTENCY IS KEY. Don’t skip your workout just because it’s warm and sunny out — work it in with your other activities. If you’re an early riser, you can enjoy leisurely evenings on the patio because you got up early and worked out (don’t forget — Dynamic Health and Fitness is open at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. on weekends).
SPICE UP YOUR ROUTINE. The workout that challenged and shaped you last fall and into the winter may need a refresh. Ask any of us trainers to help you shake things up with a spring refresher that gives you results and the drive to stick to it.
MAKE A GOAL FOR YOURSELF. Sign up for a 10k fundraising walk, a 5k or 10k running race, an adventure race (Tough Mudder, Spartan) When we have a goal for our training, it makes hitting the Club easier. We can direct all our effort toward a tangible payoff — like your best time ever in your favorite challenge.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE. PLAY! Get out there, go for a run, play Frisbee, climb the Chief or do some push-ups in the park. When the weather’s this good, bi-weekly outdoor workouts and activities are the perfect complements to your indoor workouts at the Club.
So, in a nutshell, here’s how you make working out a fun habit in the spring/ summer — plan ahead, just do it, set some goals, take it outside and take time to relax and enjoy the sunny warmer weather — you will have earned it!