Staying fit this summer

The temperature is rising, and the days are getting longer, so why not use the extra sunny hours to keep working on your healthy lifestyle? We all know that the festive season can mean indulgence, and it’s easy to undo the work we have been doing all year. All is not lost, though. Just get back on the horse (or in this case, the treadmill)!

There are so many ways to keep fit and healthy this summer, so we have rounded up the best local gyms and spots to raise your heart rate and boost those endorphin levels.

Is outdoor your thing?

If the great outdoors is your cup of tea, Green Point has you covered with plenty of options. How about a nice jog along the promenade? Feel the sea breeze, take in the stunning views and take the power walk, jog, run or interval sprints at your own pace. Wherever you’re starting from in terms of fitness, this is sure to wake you up, get that metabolism going and allow you to grab some vitamin D. This area is often populated with walkers and runners, so it’s a safe environment to don your trainers, especially in the mornings. If you’re more into green than the sea, head to Green Point park. The paths amongst beautiful lawns and different planted areas will help you feel close to nature as you get nearer to your fitness goals!

If jogging along the promenade doesn’t float your boat, then consider the scenic running trails and paths in Newlands or Lions Head. There are routes for individuals of all fitness levels, and options to add loops for extra kilometres. If you can’t quit the city bustle, the V&A Waterfront’s two running routes will let you blow off some steam and work on your PB per km.

Gyms spots

If you prefer to work out amidst air conditioning, or seek the precision of machines to monitor your progress then a gym might suit you better. The Kloof and Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centres both house Zone Fitness gyms. They boast the latest gym equipment, qualified staff to help with your gym exercises and efficient facilities to get you showered and off to tackle the rest of your day. Located within lifestyle centres, both are also surrounded by shops for convenience and spots to have healthy post gym meals or snacks.

Whatever your fitness goals for 2018, there’s somewhere in the city to help you reach them. Remember it’s not a sprint but a gradual journey towards building a healthier happier you.

 

 

 

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