Do workouts vary from one season to the next? If you’re a fan of training outdoors and you live here in northern Nevada, you know the answer is yes. But whether you hit the gym twelve months a year or like skiing in the winter and water sports all summer long, a few common sense rules still apply. Here are four fitness tips for summer training from the experts at Framework Personal Training in Reno.
Getting enough water is important year-round, of course, but it’s especially important during the hot summer months in our high desert climate. Water is essential for proper bodily function, and you need lots of it when you’re working hard. Avoid sports drinks and high-calorie, high-sugar blended coffee beverages and stick to plain water.
Make a Fitness Schedule
For many of us, summer schedules are a little different than other seasons. The kids are out of school, we’re scheduling vacations and weekends away, and things are just generally a little more relaxed. If that means you need to adjust your workout schedule to accommodate kids’ summer camps or weekend getaways, make sure to do so. Plan your week and slot workouts in to your schedule – and then prioritize them. Be realistic about what you can and can’t do.
Track Your Progress
Tracking your fitness progress can help you stick to your schedule, something that can get a little tricky during summer break. Establishing a training plan with the help of a certified personal trainer is a good way to build in a bit of accountability. With a training plan and a method of tracking your progress, you’ll stay more focused on short and long-term goals. Plus, you’ll be able to see what’s working for you – and what isn’t.
Get Creative (And Go Outside!)
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty surrounding us here in Reno. Get creative and go outside! Hike Mt. Rose, spend a day paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe, go for a long bike ride, enjoy an evening stroll with the family, or run a 5k. Fitness comes in many forms, and you can enjoy a full summer that keeps you active. Incorporate nutrition into the fun as well. Skip the heavy lunch and opt for a healthy picnic during your hike.
There’s really no right or wrong way to train during summer, but if you need help, we’re happy to answer your questions. Contact us today for a free consultation.