Staying Fit This Summer

Summer has finally graced us with its presence but now that it is here, staying on track with your workouts and staying fit may get pushed to the back of the list. Christmas is fast approaching and so are long days out at the beach, cooking ourselves silly.

Stay fit by adding in a few sets of each of these exercises to your day and completing a few rounds without even having to leave the beach, the house (in the air-conditioning) or being late for your Christmas party.

  • Step squat: start with your feet close together and sit back into your imaginary chair behind you, stand up again and then step forward as you widen your legs to hip distance apart, toes out to the sides. Sit back into your squat again and repeat. Stepping forward one pace every repetition.
  • Ski lunges: Step back at an angle and bend the back knee at 90 degrees into your ski or curtsy lunge. Alternate for 10 each side.
  • Dead-bugs:
  • Wall or floor push up
  • Bench dips: On the edge of a stable chair, or bed frame, place your hands behind you and shoot your fingers forwards, bend at the elbows and push up to extend up through the triceps. Repeat. Avoid thrusting your hips up, use the arms!
  • Skipping, you can do it without a rope if you want, just pretend! Aim for 1 whole minute before resting then repeat! 5 minutes burns 100 calories!

Enjoy yourself and still stay fit and healthy this summer by adding in a few little exercises that make a big impact.