Hydrate.Extra H2O goes a long way in jump-starting your summer shape up. It helps to flush toxins and boost your metabolism all while making sure your body is prepared to train hard for you during your workouts. Always start your day with a class first thing in the morning–especially before the coffee!
Cross Train. Mixing up different types of interval workouts is the best way to get the most bang for your buck. Both cardio and conditioning are needed in a fat blasting session; try classes such as MetCon3, Whipped!, Tabata, MBD and Body Renewal, all available at Equinox Chicago.
Choose an Event to Train For–And Register! Since you’re cross training, why not sign up for the men’s health urbanathlon (not just for boys you know)? Run through the city tackling urban obstacles along the way. This can be done alone or in teams. Another great way to stay on track is to workout with friends (Hint-Hint, your team) and you’ll be swimsuit ready in no time. And don’t forget to register–it forces you to commit; no turning back now!
Grill. Take the BBQ out of storage and, remember, it’s not just for chicken and salmon (great protein choices, by the way). You can grill veggies and fruit (try pineapple & mangos) and make colorful kabobs loaded with your favorites.
Take it Outside. At least once a week, workout outdoors: a run, a long walk with your best friend (and I mean Fido), or a boot camp. And the earlier the better. Shocking your system with a new workout time and change of scenery is sure to keep the motivation and energy high.
Check out the class schedule at our local Equinox Fitness Club in Highland Park: visit equinox.com.