Spring is finally here and what better time to get into shape? With the warmer weather, long days and sunshine, Spring opens up countless ways to ‘Always Keep Moving’. Here are a few ways to get moving this Spring:
Hit the trails
If you live in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area, you’ll know how fortunate we are to live in a part of the country that is renowned for its awesome hiking and walking trails. Whether you prefer to enjoy the outdoors solo, with a friend or two, or with family, hiking is a great way to enjoy nature while getting some cardiovascular exercise. Check out websites such as alltrails.com, hellobc.com, and vancouvertrails.com to discover hiking and walking trails for various fitness levels.
Join a run clinic
Running is so much more fun when you know what you’re doing and have a friend to do it with. Consider joining a run clinic at the Running Room, Forerunners, Kintec or your local community centre. Fitness Town offers a range of timers, heart rate monitors and step counters to keep you on track.
Create an outdoor circuit routine
If you like High Intensity Interval Training, Circuit Training or Bootcamp, why not take your routine outdoors. All your need is some exercise bands, jump rope, or a TRX Training Kits to turn nature into your own personal gym. Or if you prefer a class environment, consider joining a outdoor HIIT class or Bootcamp.
Do yoga outdoors
There is nothing more relaxing than doing yoga outside. During the spring and summer many yoga studios and community centres offer yoga classes at local parks. Don’t miss out on this.
Create your own home gym
During the Spring, people start to think about their bikini bods and hit the gym or trails. Fitness Clubs can get pretty crowded this time of year. Spring is a great time to create your own home gym. At Fitness Town, we have a large selection of cardio fitness equipment on sale now. You can get everything from the latest treadmill model to weights at deeply discounted prices; so you can beat the gym crowds and work out in the comfort of your own home gym.
Take up golf
There is no shortage of beautiful golf courses in this corner of the world. If you don’t already know how to golf, it’s a good time to start. Visit the driving range or take a lesson with a golf pro. Golf is a great low impact cardiovascular activity for all ages.
Take your bike out for a spin
Biking outdoors is a fun and exhilarating activity for all ages and fitness levels. Dust off your old bicycle and take it for a spin at a local park. Or if you’re more advanced, it’s the perfect time to start road biking, trail biking or downhill mountain biking.
Join a sports team
Spring is generally the time when most adult sport leagues kick off. Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball and Soccer are all great ways to get into shape and be part of a team.
These are just a few easy ways to get in shape this Spring. What’s most important is to ‘Always Keep Moving’. Whether you take your dog for a walk, throw around a football with your kid, or go for a swim at your local pool, it all counts towards your fitness journey.