Ah, summer: We wait 8 months for it to arrive and then it goes by in a flash. Spending time outdoors has been shown to greatly improve mental health and, since exercise also does the same thing, imagine what combining the two can do for your mind, body and spirit! (I mean, I certainly don't have to tell you runners this, right?)
Getting ready for our great outdoor workout can be a little different than getting ready for an indoor gym workout, so here are a few of my favorite warm-weather swag for great sweat sessions!
These are my absolute favorite resistance bands. They're tough, they're versatile, they're light and take up very little space in bags. Plus, the band's creator Dave Schmitz, has a treasure trove of exercises you can do with them at your fingertips. Like, literally here.
The. Ultimate. Fanny. Pack. Keep your water bottle, phone and keys (you know, the essentials) close to you as you train! (Fanny pack not your thing? Store your license and phone in your bra!)
SPF 50 for your face and SPF 30 for your oft-forgotten lips! Sweat resistant! Packaged together! Safety first!
I have a pair of kettlebells in the trunk of my car (I love this brand and this brand). I can't tell you how many times (and in how many states) they've come in handy for a good strength training session outside or in a hotel room. You don't even need two! Exercises you can do with just one bell: Squats, deadlifts, lunges, rows, chest presses, overhead presses, swings, Turkish getups... The list goes on. (Not sure how to use a bell? I know a few people who can help ;) Shoot me an email or call 312-497-8999 and let's chat!)
Are you out and about working out and need to use the restroom? There's an app for that! This is only one out of many apps that will help you find a restroom when you're away from your regular gym or home! Find more information here.
I think you're fully accessorized now! Ready? Get out there!