Summertime, sweet summertime has finally arrived. We have waited all year, all semester for this break to come. So that we can relax, take a load off, and who are we kidding, get some sun! But what about all of our hard-work throughout the entire semester, those late night workouts and early morning runs so that we could be beach ready for spring break. Our hard work and dedication doesn’t have to end just because our semester did. For some, summer classes are on the agenda, and for others either work or play is on the list too. Either way, the RAC is open and ready for students to come and stay active throughout the summer. Group Fit schedules for Term A and B are available now. Whether you want to meditate and do yoga with a friend, zumba, hip hop jam, or burn some calories and spin. Any class you choose is sure to be a win.
Want to cool off after a great workout? The RAC pool is open too! What a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Relax and stay cool. So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend, your swimsuit, and workout gear and hit a class or two.
In the process of trying to stay fit, and trying to stay cool this summer, here are a few things to keep in mind so you can get the best of your workout and stay well!
Hydrate! You want to keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water before and during your workout so you stay hydrated! Try and avoid alcoholic beverages and carbonated drinks if planning to exercise.
Exercise Smart! If you are planning to go for a run outside and then hit the RAC later for weights. Try getting up a little earlier so you can beat the heat! Go for an early morning run or mid morning stroll before the sun is at its highest point.
Ease into it! Let your body adjust to the change in the weather. Do a little bit each day so that you can build up to it and not exhaust yourself.
Dress the part! Make sure you wear the correct clothing for your workout and the temperature outside. Wear lightweight, light colored clothing. Minimal clothing will help facilitate cooling.
Friend zone! Bring a friend. Working out with a partner makes you more accountable and is a great support system. You are much more likely to get up and go work out with a friend than by yourself. Try group classes together. Alternate classes that you like with classes that your friend may like to keep things interesting and fresh!