Spring Inspired Workouts
Spring & Summer Inspired Workout Ideas
You may remember our blog on three summer inspired workouts, with Spring around the corner we’ve expanded that list so you can get started now! Staying active and having a regular workout routine is crucial to helping achieve your weight loss goals and spring is a great time to get started.
Remember, do NOT do your activity in the heat of the day. Given our brutal Texas summers, you want to avoid heat exhaustion/stroke and remember to stay hydrated!
Spring inspired workouts to reach your weight loss goals while enjoying the beautiful weather.
Volunteering is a great way to get active, get outside and burn calories while enjoying yourself. You can volunteer to help walk the dogs at the local shelter. If dog walking isn’t an option you can volunteer to clean up a park or other popular outdoor spaces. Both include plenty of walking and activity while giving back to your community!
Tennis is a fun game to play with friends, outside on a beautiful spring day! There are plenty of public places to pick up a game with your friends or you can take a class and spend time with a team and instructor. You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy a game and the health benefits of it!
Throwback to our three summer inspired summer workouts.
Water aerobics is a resistance workout that is typically done in waist deep water. There is usually no treading of water or swimming. These classes are typically taught at a gym or community center and they help improve strength, agility and flexibility, all while staying cool in the pool.
Amount of calories used -100lbs./per minute = 5.0
Horseback riding may not seem like much exercise for the rider, but it is! You will develop a strong core, inner thighs and pelvic muscles because these muscles are used in maintaining balance and control. The arms and shoulders also get a workout from always being engaged because they are in charge of directing. Overall, horseback riding can be a great workout that’s fun to enjoy during these long summer evenings.
Amount of calories used -100lbs./per minute of galloping = 5.4
Pulling weeds, raking leaves and planting flowers takes strength and energy that results in a healthy amount of calorie burning. Gardening has made our list of great summer activity because while you’re burning calories you are also improving the look and health of your yard and having fun!
Amount of calories used -100lbs./per minute of weeding = 3.2
It is important to remember that calorie burning will varying, these are just estimations. The actual number of calories burned will depend on weight, metabolism, gender, age, muscle content, and more.
Spring is a fun change in season brining with it sunshine and longer days perfect for being active outdoors. Remember it’s important to stay active and balance what you do with what you eat. Workouts don’t have to be long or unexciting, now you can mix it up and enjoy the fresh change of spring!