The thought of working out in this heat is a little overwhelming we know!
So here are some tips to help you get through your Summer workouts in Ireland’s hot weather right now!
If this hot weather is due to last .. giving up your workouts isn’t a solution.. you don’t want to undo all your hard work do you?!
Shorten or split up your workouts
We know it isn’t the best time to push yourself, so if you can only handle 10 minutes at a time, do what you can and space it out or slow it down if you need to! Less is more .. and have a plan so you know its done and out of the way! Thats why we are here:)
High intensity interval training (HIIT) can be your saviour in hot temperatures, says Nedra Lopez, co-owner of The PE Club. In these quick-burst workouts, you can achieve maximum burn in a shorter amount of time—plus avoid too much sun exposure—by working out even as you recover from heart-racing anaerobic intervals. The non-stop approach keeps your metabolism stoked long after you’re done, burning calories for up to 48 hours post exercise. (GQ.COM)
Drink water all day, not just before or after your workout: Staying hydrated will help prevent some of the symptoms you may experience from exercising in extra heat! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
The warmer the temperature is, the greater the chance for dehydration. When you lose mass amounts of water, everything from your perception of fatigue to short-term memory can be affected. When working out in the heat.. making sure you are staying hydrated is everything, Make sure to consume 16 to 24 ounces of water one to two hours before exercise and 4 to 6 ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes during your workout!
Wear lighter work out gear (kind of obvious) Ditch the heavier gear and ditch the black..Warm weather workouts make your core temperature rise faster than usual, putting extra stress on the body. Wear less clothing, and you’ll have less of a barrier for sweat evaporation—i.e. cooling—to occur , so opt for something light and loose.
Cool down! Bring along a cool damp towel,” suggests Jess King, instructor at Peloton Cycle. “It’s so easy to use. Get it wet, wring it out, snap it a few times, and throw it on your neck for instant relief.” The result? A lower the temperature in the blood in your arms and neck, which will then recirculate into the body’s larger bloodstream and cool you down for up to an hour. (GQ.COM)
Book in those workouts and commit! 30 mins a day .. you can do it guys! Then soak up the nice weather knowing that you have that workout under your belt!
We have an offer on sessions until Sunday July 1st.. Purchase a bundle and use them when you want to!
You can purchase reduced rate treadmill sessions here 5 x 30 minute sessions for €50 and 10 x 30 minute sessions for €100