Summer is in full swing, and you know what all this beautiful weather means: time to get outside and get moving. Whether or not you’ve spent the better half of this year hiding inside on the couch, take advantage of the sunshine and channel some serious summer energy to get in shape. Looking for some awesome summer workouts? These are our top 5 summer workouts for men and women—they’re perfect for anyone! Check it out:
This summer body challenge by Buzzfeed is at the top of our list because it’s so detailed. They give you a workout for every day of your routine that combines strength and cardio. They’ve also gone the extra mile to include 25 healthy recipes to eat while you’re on the plan, and we all know how important a healthy diet is! They even help you decide what meals are best for your activity level—Buzzfeed really outdid themselves. This workout plan has it all.
Why do we love this summer workout schedule? It’s easy to follow and it’s thorough. Each workout is laid out for you in order: arms, abs, and legs. Every day you simply mix and match which area you’re focusing on—but it’s always the same simple workouts. Do this for a month and you’ll watch yourself get toned right before your eyes. Then repeat until the summer is over and the leaves start to fall.
This workout plan by Active stresses the importance of commitment and consistency. They encourage you to use this plan as a starting point, and to branch out and get creative from there to create your own personalized plan. The workout template incorporates just about every type of workout imaginable—from cardio to bodyweight calisthenics to hill and stair repeats. What better way to get committed than to make it your own? Brilliant.
Have you always wanted to become a master yogi? Summertime is the perfect opportunity to take your mat outside and get stretching. This article by Yoga Journal has a fun step-by-step flow that’s perfect for summer, and it includes a video as well, which is always helpful to make sure you’re nailing those tricky moves.
It’s not always sunshine and butterflies during the months of summer. Rainy days are a drag, but that doesn’t mean you should skip your workout for the day! This indoor cardio routine will get you moving without having to leave the comfort of your home. Afterwards, you can hide in bed all day. We won’t judge you.
The best part about summer workouts? Showing off and taking advantage of your sweet workout clothes. Check out Athlete Beyond for performance athletic apparel that is equal parts efficient and stylish. Their sweat-wicking material will keep you dry all summer and it looks good. It’s a win-win!