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Spring is here and summer will be here before we know it. If you are looking for fun ways to stay active this summer, look no further! Here are some of my top ideas:
Roller skating has been my jam lately. In fact, it is pretty much the only exercise that I have been doing. If you haven’t roller skated in the past, you absolutely need to try it. It’s fun, a great workout, and it gets your mind off of your long to-do lists, so it’s a mental break, as well.
Exploring new cities
Boy, I am ready to travel! I am actually traveling to Florida to see my mom for the first time since September of 2019 and I am thrilled. The great thing about traveling and exploring new places? You are spending more time outside (typically), you are walking more, and you are just moving more in general. Now, a beach trip wouldn’t be as active compared to a trip exploring Italy or Boston, but you get the general point. When you are traveling, you do not even notice that you are walking around as much. On the beach, you could rent bikes, focus on activities like swimming, or try paddle boarding or kayaking. All of those options are great when it comes to having fun, enjoying your trip, and also staying active.
If your backyard is starting to look like a jungle, transforming it into a serene garden paradise could be a boost for both your body and your mind. Hauling bags of topsoil will feel like a trip to the gym while letting you enjoy the fresh air. Plus, if you plant an edible garden, you could reap the benefits of staying active, eating healthier, and having fun while you are at it.
Okay, okay. Fun? This one, not so much, but it is a great way to get your house clean, declutter, and stay active at the same time, so I felt like I had to add it to the list. Spring or summer cleaning is essential, so might as well have fun while you are doing it as you get your exercise in. Pump up the music, dance along while mopping and dusting, and even get behind your larger furniture items (if you can). Trust me – this is a GREAT workout while being productive!
Dance your heart out
It doesn’t matter if you are dancing alone in your kitchen, or if you go out dancing with friends, dancing is always a GREAT way to stay active! If you’ve ever spent a night on a dance floor at a wedding, or if you have taken a cardio dance class, you know that while it’s so much fun, dancing will get you sweating very quickly! It is such great exercise that gyms often offer workout dance classes, such as Zumba. The best part about dancing for exercise is that you are having so much fun, you hardly even realize you’re working out. Since many styles of dancing require you to keep a tight core and good posture, you are often engaging many different muscles at once. In addition to that, dancing is also a great way to relieve stress (and a lot of us could use some stress relief right now). As you all know, exercise in itself is an amazing way to get rid of excess stress, but dancing takes it a step further. Dancing allows you to be carefree and provides an outlet for your emotions. I find that whenever I am dancing, I forget about everything else that was on my mind. It helps me relax and even sleep better!
Try a new gym
If you are open to the idea, try out a new gym like CrossFit Solid Orange in Nashville! It is Nashville’s best reviewed CrossFit gym and it is open to both locals and tourists alike. They give all of their clients a 5-star gym experience and no matter if you have never worked out before, used to work out but stopped, or are already someone that loves CrossFit, you will fit right in because they believe strongly in welcoming people from all walks of life and fitness levels. They say, “We absolutely love to witness the positive, life-changing transformation our members see, which spills over not only into health, but work, family and overall happiness levels.” The owner and head coach, Ryan, found that CrossFit rounded out his training and improved his fitness in almost every aspect, even helping him to rehabilitate from injuries sustained while training for marathons. He eventually began coaching CrossFit classes in his free time and after meeting his wife Amy, they decided to make the move to Nashville to pursue CrossFit as his full time career, opening CrossFit Solid Orange. Their commitment to the members and local Nashville community is felt by every single person who enters the facility. It’s not just the words they say, but also the ethos they live by and uphold with action. If you are looking for a tight-knit community that will welcome you with open arms, encourage you to grow and become happier, and push you to do the best you can in your FUN workout each day, CrossFit Solid Orange is the place you are looking for.