Life is short! Being fit should always be on your to-do list.
Even well into July, we’ll admit we’re still thinking of ways to get that summer body we’ve been dreaming of. And at this point in the game, it can be easy to get discouraged since we’re a bit low on time — after all, beach season is already in full swing. But never fear: it’s still not too late to get in shape! Our team came together to come up with a few of our favorite fun and fast ways to get fit:
There’s something about rollerblading that brings us back to the days when we were carefree children, racing one another around the block. Those days may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hang up the skates just yet. Inline skating is reported to burn 426 calories per hour, much more than the average jog around the block. And because it prevents a person’s feet from striking the pavement, it’s considered a lower-impact exercise, making it a great option for an athlete’s joints. Plus, we like to think it’s a lot more enjoyable, too.
Although it might sound like an intimidating hobby to pick up, rock climbing is a great way to exercise. And it’s easier to get into it than most people think. Thanks to the outdoor rock climbing walls and indoor centers that are popping up all over the country, it’s easier than ever for us to get climbing — even when we don’t live near the mountains.
Cut the sugar
While it’s possible to get in shape with exercise alone, watching what you eat has a huge impact on fitness. We’ll be the first to admit that it can be hard to deny those sweet cravings. And can be tough when every restaurant in a 100-mile radius is flaunting sunshiny-raspberry-lemonade this and that. But we’ve found that there’s a big difference once we finally gather up the strength to resist these unhealthy treats.
And on those days when we find it impossible to beat the cravings, we turn to a more nutritious natural sweet, like local, raw honey — which has anti-inflammatory benefits and many believe can even help reduce some pollen allergies.
Jumping on a trampoline is incredibly efficient exercise
According to Health.com, “10 minutes on a trampoline can be the equivalent of 30 minutes on the treadmill.” That’s something we can get behind — and a healthy trampoline session is so fun that it can be a great family activity. With all that cardio we’ve been putting in, we’re sure to see results in no time. Ready to try it for yourself? Check out our huge collection of trampolines, large and small, to help you meet your fitness goals this summer.