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Friday, June 18, 2021

4 Summer Fitness Items That You Need To Try

Fitness should not stop because it is hot out. You just have to things differently. Check out these summer items that you need to add to your list.

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 Summer is here and it is hot outside. The heat outside can make it difficult to get outside for your daily exercise but don't let the heat become your excuse for lack of exercise. If you don't have a gym membership or don't feel comfortable working in a gym setting, I have some summer products that you need to try. Some of these fitness products may even be great for the gym and can be used year-round. They are fitness items that you need to add to your fitness routine or home gym.

This past year has had more people moving away from working out inside at public gyms. Some people developed new exercise routines with working out at home or outside. My local gym shut down during the pandemic so I had to make changes to how I exercised. 

 I was already running outside most days of the week so the closing of the gym did not affect my cardio workout, except on days when the weather was not nice. The one area of my fitness that was affected was my strength training. So I had to switch up how I lifted weights at home so I could keep my muscles strong. I learned how to do more reps with smaller weights for my strength training as all I had were 5-pound kettlebells. Later I added resistant bands to my home gym to keep my muscles strong. 

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The best at-home fitness equipment

 I was doing well with running outside and weight lifting at home but it was my husband who was struggling with his fitness. He was used to working out on the gym equipment so he was not motivated to exercise. So I knew that he need an exercise machine and I decided to purchase him an elliptical machine. I did my research on home exercise equipment to find the best elliptical for home workouts. I decided to buy a Nordictrack Elliptical for many reasons. Find out why I chose to buy a Nordictrack Elliptical.

 So I was rocking my winter fitness routine and my husband was even exercising several times a week. Then summer arrived and I am still not ready to head back to the gym, due to the chemical cleaners that the gym uses. Chemical cleaners and hand sanitizers are big asthma triggers for me so I avoid them so I can best manage asthma naturally. So I am doing things differently for my summer workouts and I discover some amazing fitness products for summer fitness.


 Since I want to be able to work out at home, I am always looking for portable gym equipment that I can use in small spaces. My gym space at home is my college kid's bedroom so when he comes home, I want to be able to still do my strength exercises. So having gym equipment that I can easily move to another room in the house is a good option. I don't have a lot of space in my house so I need fitness equipment that can be used in small spaces.

 The BODYGYM 2.0 ALL-IN-ONE is a lightweight, portable resistance training device that gives my muscles a good workout. This portable weight lifting device is great for home or traveling. I love that the BODYGYM is light (weighs 3 pounds) and stores in a small bag. 

 The BODYGYM allows me to work out my muscles just like I was lifting weights. I like that the BODYGYM allows one to do many different gym-quality exercises and comes with a booklet that shows how to use this muscle exercise equipment. The booklet has photos of people using the BODYGYM.  If you need more inspiration on how to use the BODYGYM, their website has how-to videos for 150+ exercises. This unique resistant band device is strong and durable, so even my college kid can get a good muscle workout. The BODYGYM is ideal for people of all fitness levels, from novice to expert. When I use the BODYGYM my muscles feel a burn. I really love that I can use the BODYGYM in so many different ways to keep my muscles strong.

2. purifyou Glass Water Bottle

 Summer is the perfect time to up your water intake. When you exercise in the heat you sweat more so make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Hydration is even more important in the summer so check out these hydration tips to make sure you are staying hydrated. Having a water bottle nearby when you exercise is important for summer fitness at home. Make sure to drink plenty of water before you exercise and then drink water after you exercise. If you feel thirsty while you are working out, drink more water.

 I think cold water just tastes better when I drink it out of a glass bottle. The problem with glass is it can break so it may not be the safest option for exercising. So I like using the purifyou Glass Water Bottle when I am exercising at home. The purifyou Glass Water Bottle features a non-slip silicone sleeve for added durability during any fitness activity. This 100% leakproof bottle is thermal resistant and features time/volume markings that track your water intake. I like that I can use an eco-friendly option for my water and that purifyou gives a portion of every purchase goes towards promoting sustainable living.

 I also use an electrolyte solution in the summer as all that sweating can make my salt and electrolytes off-balanced. My favorite way to replenish my electrolytes is with Jele Strawberry Lemonade hydration tablets. With only 1g of sugar per serving, these delicious hydration tablets turn water into a great-tasting, all-natural, low-sugar, and low-sodium sports drink. I love the portable container, so these tablets conveniently fit in your backpack, purse, gym bag, or luggage.\

3. Vade Nutrition

 It does not matter what the season is when you exercise. It is always important to give your muscles plenty of protein to help them recover. I like starting my day off with a protein smoothie that is made with protein powder, fruit, and other supplements. My routine for my day is that I first exercise, then I drink my smoothie. Since I don't eat meat and follow a plant-based diet, I like to include about 20 grams of protein in my smoothie.

  I discovered an easy way to make my smoothie. VADE Nutrition brings convenience to protein with these single-serving, dissolvable packs. I like that the packs are made with food-grade ingredients and dissolve quickly. The 100% plant-based protein is packed with vitamins and minerals and it is a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and prebiotics. For now, these packs just come in chocolate but will be great for when I travel.

4. Nature's Heart

 With the kids home for the summer, I am busy so I want grab-and-go options to eat. Also with the heat of the summer, I don't want to turn on the oven to make my meals. So I make sure that my pantry is packed with healthy snack food. 

 I am loving these healthy snacks from Nature's Heart. These nut clusters have no sugar-added to them and are made with globally inspired flavors and functional superfoods. These delicious snacks are available in six flavors and are non-GMO and certified Keto, vegan and gluten-free. I like that the bags are resealable so I can grab a handful and then save the rest for later. My favorite flavor is Everything Bagel Cashew Crunch and it is so delicious!

 So now that summer is here and the weather is hot, I have been getting my running time done in the morning before it gets too hot outside. On the days that the air quality is bad, I hop on my elliptical and head to the beach. I like the using ifit program as I can explore beaches while I exercise. Don't let summer be an excuse for not getting the exercise that your body needs. If you need to take a break from fitness, then do so for a couple of days. Exercise burnout is a real thing and our bodies need time to recharge. There are days that the heat makes me want to not exercise and on those days, I go for a walk or do a reduced slower workout. Any activity is better than nothing, so love your body and get moving.


Sarah Bailey said...

These seem like some great items to make sure you have towards being summer fit. I do love a good reusable bottle myself.

Ben said...

Nature's Heart looks like a great snack line. I'd like to try some of those.

Kathy said...

I'm going to have to try some of these. The bodygym looks great. I'll have to look in to that.

Marysa said...

These sound like great fitness tools. I'll have to try some of these recommendations.

Ivan Jose said...

I want to have the Bodygym. I could definitely use a good exercise to keep my muscles strong and my joints flexible.

Wanda Lopez said...

These items look amazing. I will have to check them out. I do my best to work out three days a week.

Jasmine said...

looks like everything you need to jump start summer activity! i wanna get back into fitness

Loving Spain Life said...

I'm interested in those Vade protein packs. I love that they are single portion and in dissolvable packages.

Lynndee said...

We've been using reusable water bottles and I like that one. Looks pretty! -LYNNDEE

Authentic Food Quest said...

I love that glass water bottle. I'm actually on the hunt for one and this is perfect. Thank you! I love the small body gym. Perfect for me too! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

These items are perfect for me! I have to get the BodyGYM set! Thanks for sharing!!

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