Get Fit for Summer: 2014 Exercise Guide

Shape up for summer; beach weather will be here before you know it

It’s that time of year again; the transition from winter to spring is right around the corner and you’re more than ready to embrace warm, sunny spring and summer weather.

You’re dreaming of spending more time outside, getting back into your favorite seasonal sports, and maybe even weekend trips to the beach. Since summertime usually involves more movement and let’s face it, less clothes, you’re current level of fitness is probably on your mind too.

Maybe you’re aiming to increase the intensity of your already consistent exercise routine or maybe you’re hoping to strike up a habit so you can get ready to better enjoy the summertime weather. Either way, getting in shape for summer is an excellent way to motivate your fitness goals, no matter where your starting point may be.

With about 12 or so weeks until the first official day of summer, right now is the time to start working away. After all, change takes time. Creating new habits and improving your fitness will require several weeks of hard work and most importantly, persistent dedication.

Whatever your objective, below you’ll find everything you need to fuel your summer fitness aspirations. Just remember: aim to make health and fitness a long-term habit, not just a seasonal impulse that you only re-visit every time the weather starts to get nice.

How to Burn More Fat in Less Time
6 Highly Effective Crunch-Free Exercises
The Most Common Strength Training Injury (And How to Avoid It)
4 Bridge Exercises for Stronger Glutes
5 Ways to Move More Everyday
20-Minute At-Home HIIT Workout
12 Youtube Channels for Excellent Home Workouts

How to Get the Best Deal on Your Gym Membership
Why Workout with a Personal Trainer?
Is Your Personal Trainer Any Good?
10 Ways to Upgrade Everyday Exercises
8 Ways You're Wasting Time at the Gym
Never Make These 10 Mistakes at the Gym
The A to Z of Gym Ettiquette
8 Machines You're Afraid to Use at the Gym (And How to Use Them)
How to Shop for a Gym Memembership

5 Secrets for Successfull Fitness
8 Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Health (And Fixes)
The Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
13 Tips for Getting a Bettter Night's Sleep
6 Ways to Find More Time for Exercise
8 Easy Healthy Travel Tips

11 Original Motivational Posters
13 Must-Run Summer Races
The Power of a Positive Attitude
6 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

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10 Office-Friendly Fitness Accessories
The Top 10 Trail Running Shoes of 2014
New Activity Tracker Coaches Any Type of Athlete
The 20 Best Running Shoes of 2014
6 Home Gym Must-Haves

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