There’s no such thing as a “summer body”. There, we said it. If that’s a controversial statement, then so be it. Your body is a body, all year round.
That said, summer opens up possibilities for all sorts of activities. Talk about swimming, hiking, sailing, riding, cycling etc. And there are definitely a lot of benefits of exercising in nature (we’re huge fans) but there are also a lot of reasons to hit the gym during summer.
There’s nothing like a professional gym to provide everything you need for functional fitness (and nothing you don’t) – all under one roof. EVO training zones are designed for progressive, playful training that targets cardio and strength, with cutting-edge equipment such as Kinesis Walls, Tomahawk spin bikes, and Woodway treadmills.
A study in the journal Plos One found that members of fitness clubs were 14 times more aerobically active than people who didn’t belong to clubs. Members did six hours more exercise a week (on average), had lower heart rates, smaller waistlines, and better cardiovascular fitness. Even if you mix up gym days and outdoor training, a club membership in the first place will make you more likely to exercise.
As well as benefiting from dedicated training spaces and top-level fitness equipment, attending the gym during summer can help you make sure you avoid injuries. EVO offers a unique space where you can restore and improve natural human movement. All this in a more controlled environment, that will help make your body more resilient and injury-free.
Creating our own training routines and sticking to them is not easy. Especially during the summer it can sometimes be tempting to just skip your training session and swap it instead for a nice stroll in the park or a catch up with friends over coffee and snacks. However, if you have ever worked with a personal trainer, you will know that skipping suddenly is not anymore an option. A trainer keeps you motivated by creating personalized and effective training programs to reach and go even beyond your personal goals. And additionally, it is just much harder to cancel a session with your personal trainer than just with yourself. The look of disappointment in your trainer’s eyes is a very hard thing to endure, much harder than any possible workout.
Meeting new people at your local health club is great – but sometimes you just want to do your own thing. That’s what makes going to the gym during summer so great! They’re often quieter in the warmer months, which you can use to your advantage. And let’s not forget about that sweet summer saviour – air conditioning! When hot weather tempts you into spending the day horizontal, eating ice cream and drinking beer, the calm and cooling atmosphere of an EVO gym is just the tonic to keep your mind and body sharp.
If it’s true that you don’t build your summer body in the summer, it’s also true that working out before going to a pool party will make you look good. More importantly, it will make you feel good. You know the drill: exercising releases endorphins. These chemicals trigger a positive feeling in the body, making you feel happier and more energised.