What are you doing to stay fit this summer?

on Jul 05, 2009 @ 12:24 am

So it seems everyone has their own thing going on when it comes to being active, especially in the summer. So I'm throwing the question out to you: what do YOU do? Maybe it'll spark someone else to try new things (at least I would!). 

This summer, I've been taking the cyclefit (spinning) class at my gym. Its intense, but its really fun once you get used to it. I've also noticed that I take my bike out everywhere (i.e. doing errands, shopping, etc). Its faster than walking and sometimes even more efficient than catching a bus! 

I'm hoping to try a few more things..Love to hear what you guys do to stay fit in the summer!

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~Oooooo good topic! on Jul 05, 2009 @ 05:50 am

I decided that I need to get out and try some other things myself
....currently, I am attempting a 5-6 day strength training/HIIT cardio
program. In addition to that....I started ATS (American Tribal Style)
bellydance classes at the Darkside studio, which are AWESOME. I am
also working with Aradia fitness and doing some poledancing.

On occasion, I will drop in at Kim Allan's class (see my reviews) for a
bootcamp and/or dance routine. I am also starting with a new personal
trainer (please pray for me-lol) in about 2 weeks.

I try to walk as much as possible because I agree with you-often times
its faster. I have found driving in my area (yonge and bloor) to be a
nightmare due to construction.

The other thing I really like to do (but doesn't necessarily keep me
fit) is walk to the 2 farmer's markets in my area. I tend to eat a lot
better in the summer because of them:)

Fit in the summer... on Jul 06, 2009 @ 02:14 am

Since I live in the outdoor recreational capital of the country, I have been doing outdoor stuff... rock climbing, mountain climbing, hiking, boating etc! On top of that there is pole and pilates! :o)

Keeping active... on Jul 06, 2009 @ 02:04 pm

I started rock climbing in the spring and am loving it! I have a couple of friends who are coaching me and we've been to the Niagra Glen to climb out doors! It's a great workout and I can see improvement already!

I joined a local volleyball league about a year ago and was playing indoor court volleyball until the season ended a couple of weeks ago. Now I play beach volleyball once a week untill it's too cold and then I'll join indoor again! It's so much fun!

I live on the edge of a conservation area and go running or walking on the trails any chance I get!

I try to eat well and drink a lot of water. I've found the eating and hydrating to be harder than actually keeping active!!!

mostly walking on Jul 06, 2009 @ 04:13 pm

I don't have a lot of time to exercise. So I take my baby out for
walks as often as I can. It's a great way for both of us to get some
fresh air and we both love to go out. I also have an exercise bike at
home and I'll try to get on it for 30-60 min a day.

At the same time, I try to eat healthier and minimize the junk food. :)

... on Jul 08, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

Walking is definitely the most effective way to losing weight and being healthy..not to mention, its free! I really like doing bikram yoga (i get easily bored doing regular hatha yoga)

mizzrobin, I would love to do more outdoorsy stuff like you. Hiking is on top of my list. I climbed the Grouse Mountain last summer - it was awesome!

variety on Jul 09, 2009 @ 03:07 pm

My primary fitness activities include: rock climbing, kick boxing, and pole dancing. The pole classes are new for me but I'm really loving it. I liken it to gymnastics and my apparatus is a vertical pole. When I'm not doing any of those 3 activities, I run 75% of sprint intervals along a 1.5 mile (2.4km) loop.

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