With the summer fast approaching and lockdown restrictions starting to ease, lots of people are looking to get fit for the summer, whether that be through strength training, weight loss or eating more healthily. The lovely spring and summer weather and longer days makes working out far more appealing, so now is the perfect time to consider your exercise routine and fitness.
Take a look at our exercise tips for summer fitness and get in touch if you’d like to find out more about becoming a member at our Horsham gym. We have a range of classes, as well as high quality gym equipment that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
Fitness tips for summer
1.Set realistic goals
This is probably the most important part of any fitness regime, ensuring you’re setting realistic and achievable goals that will keep you motivated. If you give yourself unrealistic targets, you’re setting yourself up to fail from the beginning and you can easily become demotivated.
Take small steps towards your goal so you can see steady progress and keep on track. Improving your fitness, whether it be strength training to build muscle, or cardio workouts to burn fat, will take time and commitment, so ensure you’re happy with your goals and how to achieve them.
2.Move around more
Getting fit isn’t all about complicated workout routines and an intensive exercise program, just simply moving around more can make a huge difference to your health and fitness. During the spring and summer months, getting out and about for a walk is far more appealing than in the winter, and getting your steps in will help you get fit for summer.
During the warmer months, it’s also nice to do outdoor summer fitness workouts and exercises in the warmth of the sun. At Bluecoat Sports, we have a first class Fitness Yard which is our outdoor workout area which is the perfect spot to train in during the warmer months. We also host some fitness classes outside in the yard, such as Move It which is an interval based class if you’re in need of some extra motivation and support while working out!
3.Drink lots of water
Keeping your body hydrated is extremely important when you’re trying to get fit and healthy as not only does it keep you feeling energised for longer, it keeps those hunger feelings at bay so you aren’t continually snacking throughout the day. This is important if your fitness goal is to achieve weight loss and get in shape.
Make sure you have a water bottle handy when doing any form of exercise to keep up your water intake as this will help you stay focused and fit.
4.Build up your fitness
This is one of the most important fitness tips for those who are trying to improve their fitness routine and workout more – you need to take it slow and build up your fitness and strength slowly. If you push yourself too much during a workout routine or fitness activity, you can end up overdoing it and injuring yourself.
This is even more important during the summer heat, so ensure you listen to your body during a workout routine and other fitness activities to ensure you’re not going to injure yourself. This will allow you to work steadily to reach your goals.
At Bluecoat Sports, we’re proud to have a team of fitness instructors that are highly experienced in creating fitness plans to help and assist you achieve your fitness goals at the right pace for you and your body. If you work better following a program, then speak to our Fitness Instructors about getting started with our Wellness Induction program, where you can receive a bespoke workout plan that is based around your fitness levels and goals. We also have qualified personal trainers who are available to book privately should you need extra support and motivation in a 1-1 style training session.
5.Track your progress
Our final fitness tip is another extremely important one – make sure you track your progress! Whether this be the strength of the weights you’re using over time or the duration you can run for on the treadmill. It may be hard to see progress in the moment but if you track as you go, you can look back at how far you’ve come and feel motivated by your progress.
Our BCS App allows you to do just this, you can set goals and targets as well as track your progress over time and see your fitness results.
Bluecoats AMRAP Fitness Challenge
At Bluecoat Sports we’re always challenging our members to help them reach their goals and make their workouts more exciting. That’s why our fitness team has put together a May AMRAP challenge to help you get fit for the summer!
AMRAP means ‘As Many Rounds As Possible’ and our fitness team are challenging you to do as many rounds of the below fitness challenge within 20 minutes, this includes any rest time you take.
When you’re next in the gym why not see how many rounds you can complete in 20 minutes?
Make sure to tell one of our Fitness Instructors that you are competing in the challenge and they will add you to our May Challenge leaderboard! Over the month of May, see if you can improve your fitness and complete more and more rounds within the 20 minutes.
Become a member at Bluecoat Sports
If you’d like to improve your health and fitness ready for the summer and are looking for a gym in Horsham to join then take a look at our membership options online. If you have any questions about our gym offering and range of classes and activities then get in touch with our team on 01403 247572.