6 Weeks to Summer

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It may be cool outside but spring is in full swing with summer only 6 weeks away! But it’s not too late to get lean before beach season begins, now is the perfect time to change up your habits and create a healthier lifestyle!

After all, being fit is more than just weight loss, it’s about strength, endurance and feeling good! You want to have enough energy to enjoy the outdoors and getting into shape can help you make the most of your summer fun. Check out these 6 tips to jumpstart your eating and workout plans right now.

Rebuild Your Routine. If you’ve been taking it easy this winter, start slow with some light cardio on treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike and the moving into weights. This will restore your strength and create a foundation for future success as you get back into your normal routine. 

Sign Up for Sports. Love a side of competition with your fitness regimen? Join a local sports league to build up team camaraderie as well as some muscles—when you’re having fun you don’t even feel like you’re working out! Click here learn about local soccer, volleyball and softball teams for adults right here in Lawrence.

Go for Greens. Spring is a great time for dark, leafy vegetables. The weather makes for the perfect growing conditions for seasonal specialties like kale, spinach, asparagus, artichokes and spring greens—plus, they give your diet a boost of iron and protein!

Set A Goal for Fall. Most marathons, triathlons and large obstacle course races take place towards the end of summer and the beginning of fall. With a goal in sight for September or October, you’ll be able to maintain your motivation to stick with your fitness plan now and throughout the summer months.

Sip All Day Long. Keep your electrolyte levels up by hydrating your body. To find out just how much water you need, weigh yourself before and after exercising. Every pound lost between the beginning and end of a fitness routine represents 16 ounces of water, so you know the amount of H20 you need to replenish yourself.

Try A New Program. Are you tired of the same old cardio and weight training? Now is a great time to check out new programs at FlowFitness, like the 6 Weeks to Summer Training Sessions. Register by May 31st and work out one-on-one with a personal trainer or buddy up with a friend, you’ll feel and look your best for the summer season—call 978-645-6261 to get started.