Tips for Working Out in the Heat

OH…The weather outside is frightful and this air condition is so delightful. I wish I was talking about a snowstorm, but NOPE, just the typical summer weather in the Big Easy. Don’t let the weather outside keep you from getting that workout in. Here’s some tips on how to work out despite the weather:

Drink that water!

Its important to stay hydrated and drink at least 8 ounces of water a day. It’s also a better alternative than sports drinks which are filled with unnecessary calories and sugar.

Go On a Sunset Run

One thing that doesn’t change is the beautiful sunset in Nola. Treat Ya’Self to an end of the day run in City Park or on the lakefront. It’s cooler during this time of day, but bring the bug spray with you.

Know Your Limit

On your workout journey, it’s easy to push yourself too far to meet that end goal, but keep your eye on the prize.  Your fitness journey should be about developing a better relationship with your body and part of that is listening to when it’s time to take a break.

Wear Light Clothing

Bright clothes in the summer are in style for a reason.  Wear the bright colors that reflect light instead of absorbing it like darker fabrics. Also, don’t wear heavy clothing that would make the outside workout unnecessarily difficult.

Take the Workout Inside

If you want to avoid the bugs and the humidity, take the workout inside. Come to our group training classes that are in refreshing air condition at Gernon Brown Rec Center in City Park.

Now that you have the tools to get a good workout in, what’s your excuse from getting active this summer?