You’d think with summer it’d be easier to get fit because the weather is amazing and their are an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies at your disposal. While some of us are able to keep motivated year round, we know that if you’re anything like us, you probably need a little motivation.
Check out some of our favourite summer activities that we use to keep our fitness up.
Have a beach day
Swimming at the beach can be both relaxing and good for your health. If you aren’t much of a swimmer, taking a long walk along the waterfront is a mindless way to get fit and offers great resistance for your legs.
Go on a hike
Make the most of the good weather and the natural beauty of New Zealand by getting some friends together and going on a hike. Hiking is a great way to immerse yourself in nature and you will work your legs like nothing else.
Ride a bike
If you haven’t ridden since you were a kid don’t worry, now is a great time to start again. Hiring a bike and riding around the city is a great way to get your family and friends exercising with you. If you prefer a stationary bike, spin classes burn a tonne of calories.
Hit the pavement
There are some fantastic tracks for runners all over New Zealand, so your location shouldn’t be an excuse. If you feel fit enough for a run, find yourself a scenic route, pop in your headphones and give it a go. You’ll be surprised at how quickly an hour disappears.
Fake it till you make it
If the thought of throwing on some active wear is not for you, trick yourself into doing exercise by checking out an event, heading to the mall or dancing at a bar. This is a great way to kill two hours and get some exercise in without you even thinking about it.
Tip: Try doing this with a friend to help keep you motivated