We know it’s hard to tell based on the weather, and you’re still determinedly stuck in hibernation mode, but spring is the perfect time to start working on your Summer Slimdown! It’s time to steer away from the delicious cookies, holiday drinks, and extra carbs you’ve been indulging in the past couple months. Make this the year you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions (you know, the ones you made just a few weeks ago…) and lose the extra pounds in time for summer.
How far away is your big summer break trip? Say you want to lose the stubborn 15 pounds of fat that are hiding under your winter layers. Your goal is to lose 1-2 pounds a week, still think you have plenty of time? Probably not…
Don’t be discouraged! Check out 7 different tips and tricks to start your Summer Slimdown.
1. Try a Group Fitness Class
Group Fitness Classes are included in your membership, so take advantage of them! The Magnuson Athletic Club offers a wide range of classes like Cycle, Yoga, Zumba, BodyPump and more. There is sure to be a class that fits your busy schedule!
2. Take a Hike
As the weather warms up, go for a hike around Cougar Mountain, or all the way up Rattlesnake Ledge. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors, and still burn those calories!
3. Join a Sports Team
There are plenty of intramural, non-competitive leagues for all kinds of sports! Head over to Arena Sports and ask about joining a soccer team, or visit your city website to see what else is offered this spring!
4. Sign Up for a Race
We’re not saying you need to run a marathon, but signing up for a fun 5k or 10k is a great motivational strategy to keep you on track! There are always fun races happening in the local area.
5. Just Get Outside
There are endless activities that you can do in your own backyard! Get a basketball hoop, try jump roping, or do some hopscotch with the kids. Anything that gets you up and moving is always a good idea.
6. Try Personal Training
Having a personal trainer encouraging you, and working with you to reach your goals is the ultimate motivation! In addition to personal training, Magnuson Athletic Club offers small group and large group training with our MAC Fit program!
7. Change Up Your Gym Routine
Sometimes doing the same routine over and over gets boring, and results in a decrease of motivation. Try switching it up a little! Ask an employee for help using a machine you’ve never tried, try working out in a different part of the gym, or try going to the gym at a new time of day.