Summer schedules are always unpredictable. Last minute trips, kids out of school asking, “what can I do now,” and pressure to get in all that yard work. Regardless of what is keeping you busy, make working out a priority. It doesn’t mean you have to continue with your normal gym workouts and your normal routine. Workout in the park, workout at home, or come attend a class at Pat’s Gym where we take our workouts outdoors.
Kid Summer Workout Classes
We always say at Pat’s Gym it is important to start your kids young when working out, so they establish healthy habits for the rest of their lives. What better opportunity than bringing them to a Pat’s Gym kid specific class.
A few important things to teach your kids when working out…..
Hard work- nothing in life comes easy and things that are truly worth something take effort to accomplish
Integrity- do all the reps with full range of motion
Lead by example – inspire each other to put the iPad down and get movement in
Educate – learn the proper technique and body awareness on workout exercises
June 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
1, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Prices $15 per single class and $265 for the full summer
These classes are for ages 7-12 years old.
6 Easy Ways to Work out More During a Busy Summer Schedule
Regardless of the season, taking care of your physical health is still important and working out should be part of your schedule.
Here are six easy ways to work out more even with the busiest summer schedule.
1. Make It a Family Affair
Whatever it is your kids enjoy doing, get in on the action and work up a sweat. You’ll not only be spending some great quality time with your family; you’ll also be doing your body a favor by keeping active.
2. Make Your Errands Work For You
Don’t use a busy afternoon of errands as an excuse not to work out. Make those errands work for you and combine them with your fitness routine.
Walk to the bank rather than drive. At the grocery store, park as far away from the building as you can. Have to call the cable company and stay on hold for half an hour? Use that half hour to speed walk around your living room or do sets of squats and push-ups.
3. Make It a Date Night
You can have fun working out with your spouse just as much as you have fun working out with your kids during playtime.
Instead of going to the movies, go on a hike. Instead of taking an Uber to the bar, go on a walk through the park and then pick up some street food. Sign up for a couple’s session at Pat’s Gym.
4. Get Your Friends Involved
Similarly, you can get your friends in on your workout action. After all, if you know other busy moms in your neighborhood, then they likely are wanting to accomplish the same things you are — getting in some exercise while not neglecting their kids or their households.
It’s easier to stay dedicated to a workout goal when multiple people are involved and it’s not just you trying to squeeze in a run every now and then this summer. Rely on your community of moms for support!
5. Start Multitasking
Maybe you only allow yourself to watch your favorite Netflix show if you work out while you do it. Maybe you start answering your emails while you walk on the treadmill. Maybe you read that book for book club from your bikeerg.
There’s some time in your schedule somewhere — you might just have to figure out how you can do two important things at once.
6. Go Easy on Yourself
Lastly, remember — you don’t have to work out for an hour or longer for it to count. Even just 15 or 20 minutes of exercise can be a huge boost to your wellbeing.
Can’t imagine dedicating even 20 minutes to working out? Split it up even further! Work out for 10 minutes in the morning, first thing, before the kids are up, and then work out for another 10 minutes while they’re down for a nap.
All that matters is that you make the effort. If you do that, and make exercise an important part of your summer, you’ll find it’s far easier than you thought to reach your fitness goals.
June Monthly Challenge
The June Monthly Challenge is max heavy plate pinch clean and press. You can use any load of plates and you must get full extension in the overhead position.
The winners of the Pat’s Gym May Monthly Challenge were everyone who took part in the Murph Workout. We had a great turn out at the gym on Memorial Day and special thanks to Dan Fox and his Heritage Tavern team for the amazing food after.