The best kind of workout is a one that doesn’t feel like you’re exercising at all. Luckily during the hot summer months there are plenty of outside activities to get your body moving and burning calories without feeling like you are slaving away at the gym. Personally, when the weather warms up I love to venture outside the gym and enjoy the great outdoors. I like riding bikes, stand up paddling and kayaking too. When you’re fitness oriented, it’s important to keep your workout routine fresh and fun. Most importantly, you need to keep you body guessing so it doesn’t acclimate to your exercise regimen. This way you can maintain that awesome physique you worked so hard for…

Here are a few of my favorite no-workout workouts for the summer:

  1. Take a ride. Riding bikes during the summer keeps my arms and legs toned. Plus, ditching the car and opting to ride burns extra calories you can bank for other summer outings (More waffle cookies, anyone?).
  2. Paddle out. If you live near the beach or a lake, I highly recommend stand up paddle boarding. Not only is it a serene experience floating across the top of the water, it’s also a wonderful way to exercise. Dig your paddle deep into the water with each row and you will get a serious back and core workout.
  3. Kayak. For a great arm and abs workout, go kayaking. It’s a fun way to squeeze in your upper body conditioning without hitting the weights. Bonus: Kayaking makes for a great summer date too! Adventure is always a fun way to fall in love.

What’s your favorite summer sweat?

XO Lauren

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