Summer: The Best Time To Get in Shape

Fitness // Fit Tim // 7 December 2015

The great Australian summer is back! And it’s shaping up to being an absolute corker.

Speaking of shaping up, summer is the best season to get into better shape, as the inviting warmth makes it easier to get out of bed and the twilight evenings are just as beautiful to go for a walk to unwind the body and brain rather than watching mindless TV, or be artificially stimulated by the other electronic devices and gadgets.

Below are some active summer suggestions you may like to try during the 12WBT Summer of Fun!

Get Social!

Exercise doesn’t have to be a solitary game. It can be shared with loads of like-minded people that might just become your new best friends. There are dozens of different sports and activities from archery to water skiing and everything in between, so check out the Australian Sports Commission sports club finder. Just enter your state and area, pick from the huge list of sports and it will find you details of your closest club, it’s that easy! There’s an activity and level for everyone so give it try and open yourself up to a new world of fun and adventure.

Walk the Talk

If sports or activities don’t fit into your schedule then try the most practical and popular activity in the world…walking! Yep, that’s right walking uses almost every muscle in the body, can be done everywhere by almost everybody. Ask your partner, friend or any family member to meet you for a walk in a nice location and feed your soul while improving your circulation and fitness at the same time. A majestic walk in nature might just be creating lifelong memories for you and your walking buddies, so why not get out there and appreciate this beautiful planet of ours.

Give Running a Go

When you are ready for the next level of fitness or want to accelerate your weight loss, running is amongst the very best methods to do it. Like walking, almost everybody can do it in some capacity, and improvement comes quickly with practice. If you need some structure and gradual progression then join our very popular Learn to Run Program.

Learn to Dance

Think outside the gym box and try a dancing class. You don’t have to be a cha-cha champion to enjoy dancing, just leave your inhibitions at the door and move to your own groove. Whether it’s a zumba class, a ballroom lesson or my personal preference – channelling my inner Michael Jackson and dancing in front of the mirror, with just me and the music. Just remember this golden rule when busting moves – nobody puts baby in the corner.

Try an Exercise Plan

No matter where you like to train weather it be outdoors, in the gym or at home, 12WBT has a flexible plan that will work for you. For those that don’t love the gym we have over 20 ‘At Home’ workout videos catering for all levels from absolute beginners to the craziest of fitness fanatics, exclusive to 12WBT members. 

It all boils down to ‘something is better than nothing’. So no matter what sport or activity you decide to do, remember you’re always lapping everybody on the couch!

The 12WBT program is about changing your mindset so that health and fitness are not chores you have to do, but activities you LOVE to do and genuinely look forward to each and every day.  

By starting these habits in the warmer months will help build momentum to get you through the colder months when the body and mind freeze up a little. So listen to your intuition and get out there and do what you were born to do – have fun moving about.

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