How to mix up your workout programme this summer

Summer is soaring towards its peak as the weather starts to approach the mid to late 20’s. It’s a testing time for the fitness conscious folk as the high temperatures can be very off-putting and demotivating. Your workout regime will start to suffer and some people simply throw in the towel for a month or so until the weather starts to cool again. However, this isn’t going to be you now is it?


When the heat arrives, you have to adapt and switch up your style of training. Even the gym can be quite unaccommodating when it comes to the heat. The one poxy little fan in the centre of the room isn’t going to provide much relief now is it… On the flipside, your home is probably not equipped to handle the heat either. So, you need to take matters into your own hands and we’re going to tell you how to go about doing that.


Outdoor Workouts

Young fit girl stretching on the stadium grass field using elastic band

One way to combat the heat is to actually embrace it. Hear me out on this one…

Find yourself some shade and do a 25-minute circuit session in that spot. Or, do your exercises in the full beam and get a nice tan whilst building your body.

Your other option is to wait until the sun has set and cool breeze starts to set in. Schedule your activity around the weather. Go for a run at 7pm or get yourself down to the gym at 5am…Yes I know, not for faint-hearted.


Workout with Friends

Training in the summer is tough, so don’t feel as though you need to do it alone! Grab a buddy and use them as a source of motivation. Go for runs, hikes or do a circuit together in the park or in the garden. We’ve got you covered for outdoor workouts, take a look at our neoprene dumbbells and kettlebells that will amplify any workout.


Group Fitness Classes

Smiling young African American woman in sportswear doing pushups during an exercise class with a group of friends at the gym

Consider joining a group fitness class or bootcamp and embrace outdoor workout sessions with like-minded individuals. Participating in activities such as boot camps, yoga in the park, or dance classes not only adds variety to your routine but also provides a social aspect that can make your workouts more enjoyable and motivating. Just make sure to take a Yoga mat with you.


Try A Water-Based Workout


This one may have completely escaped your mind but have you considered working out in water? Take advantage of the warmer weather by incorporating water-based workouts. Swimming is a fantastic full-body workout that not only helps build strength and endurance but also keeps you cool on hot summer days. If you prefer a lower-impact option, try water aerobics or paddleboarding, which engage your core muscles while enjoying the soothing water.

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Theo Lawrence

Digital Marketing at JLL Fitness

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