Get Ready for Summer — Head to the Barre and 10 other Tips
Summer is not far away. The countdown has started. Hot weather, days at the beach, relaxing by the pool... it all sounds great.
But! Many people might be thinking... bikini? beach? No way.
Now is the perfect time to get ready for Summer. Here are 10 tips (and a shameless plug) to help get you ready!
Tip 1 — Head to the Barre (the shameless plug)
Barre Attack is a full body workout combining Pilates, Dance and Fitness. If you need to tone up Barre Attack could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. It’s fun and over 100 locations now offer it throughout Australia. To find a Barre Class take a look here.
Tip 2 — Grab a Friend
If you’re planning on starting an exercise program, going for more walks, getting to the gym it is often easiest to do it with someone else. If you’ve organised to meet someone to ‘work out’ it’s harder to make excuses and the workout itself can often be more fun.
Tip 3 — Try Something New
Have a think about your past work out experiences. Were there any you didn’t particularly like? Any that you preferred? Maybe what you should do is make a list of a few new things to try. Examples might include hiring a bike and going for a bike ride somewhere? Going somewhere new and going on a long walk or a walk and jog, having a look around where you live and/or work and checking out any new fitness places. Often these will have great deals … try them!
Tip 4 — Attitude
This is a big one. You need the right attitude. Getting a beach body doesn’t happen by accident. You need to make the decision to do it. Don’t focus on the hard work, focus on the fact that it becomes easier and then just think about how much more fun you might have during Summer ?
Tip 5 — First Thing
This is a bit cryptic, but not really. First thing, means doing your exercise when you first get up. Find an early morning local fitness class, Pilates class or something similar or plan to go for a walk or jog before you start your day. Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better and you might even enjoy a beautiful sunrise or two.
Tip 6 — Small Goals
Don’t only think about the one big goal. Think about lots of small goals. Maybe have a goal to take different walks with 5 different friends, or do different classes with 5 different friends. Read the other tips and set yourself small goals around them. It’s always nice to tick off smaller goals and knowing that they’re all helping you get ready for Summer!
Tip 7 - Eat Healthy
We’ve all heard countless stories about what we should and should not eat. Now is the time to put this to work. This doesn’t mean going on a strict diet. It means being sensible and being honest.
Tip 8 — Use Idle Time
Sitting on the couch? Take 10, 15, 20 minutes. Do a quick exercise routine. If you’re not sure what exercises to do… use google. If you find any good ones share them below, thanks!
Tip 9 — Get a Trainer
Many times getting up early, or getting to a workout can be really challenging. Or when you get there you decide to finish early or not do those extra reps. A trainer or Instructor can change all of that. Now of course some trainers are going to be better suited to certain types of people so make sure you try a few, find someone who you connect with… it could make a huge difference.
Tip 10 — Limit Alcohol
Big nights are fun but if you’re serious about looking great then limiting alcohol can really help.
Tip 11 — Look the Part
Beauty products, new fashion and accessories. If you’re following the tips above then why not take full advantage. Grab the girls and check out the latest goodies. Make sure you get professional advice from at least two sources and shop around, find out what really suits you.
Tip 12 — Smile
A bonus tip, but one that works regardless of the season. Smile :)