Summer is just around the corner and for many of us this change of seasons also brings a change in lifestyle; specifically, more sun leads to participation in more outdoor activities like running, biking, hiking and even gardening. However, just because you’ve increased your summer activities, it doesn’t mean you should stop seeing your personal trainer!
Working out with your trainer can help you prepare your body for new activities and prevent sore muscles and injuries. For instance, if you haven’t been on a bike in a long time, the first ride might be hard on your body because your body isn’t used to these movements. Your trainer can introduce special exercises a few weeks before you start biking to prepare your body for the new movements. By ensuring you work out the specific muscles needed for your new activities before you engage in them, you are much less likely to get hurt or injured.
Make sure to discuss what activities you have planned this summer with your personal trainer. This will help prepare your body for the sports and activities you’re doing now and those that you’ll being doing in the upcoming months. If getting outdoors during the summer is important to you – remember you can always ask your trainer to take your workout outside so you can enjoy the sunshine!
Additionally, working out with your trainer during the summer also helps prepare you for upcoming winter activities, like skiing, snowboarding, and hockey.