6 End of Summer Activities That’ll Keep You Active Until Fallon
You don’t have to be a kid to get sad about the end of the summer.
Lots of people use the warmer weather to take their workouts outside and soak up all the sun and fresh air summer has to offer.
But once fall rolls around, you may be less excited to work out in cooler temps. And the coziness of winter makes this motivation even harder to find.
So that’s why we’re sharing our favorite end of summer activities in this guide.
You can use these last few weeks to squeeze in everything you love about exercising outdoors. You’ll not only finish the season strong, but propel yourself to continue working hard even when pumpkin-spice-everything season begins.
6 End of Summer Activities to Help You Stay Active
Add these end of summer activities to your workout routine before you have to transition to indoor exercises only:
1. Go for a Hike or Power Walk
If peak summer temperatures were too hot for you to enjoy hiking, the end of the season might be the perfect time for you.
The days are still long enough to bathe your trail in sunlight, but the temperatures will finally start to cool off.
So get outside and go for a walk! Or take a hike solo, with your bestie, your dog, or your kids.
You’ll make it much easier (and more fun!) to hit 10k steps per day. And you’ll appreciate summer’s lush blooms before they turn into fall’s crunchy leaves.
Don’t forget to check out this guide on what to pack for your day hike!
2. Try Water Sports Activities Like Paddleboarding or Wakeboarding
Two more perfect end of summer activities involve getting in the water while you still can.
You can paddleboard and wakeboard on the warm waters of a river, lake, or at the beach. And you’ll snag an awesome full-body workout while actually having fun.
If you’ve never tried either water sport, use the end of summer as your last chance to finally give them a go. You may find end-of-season discounts and smaller crowds to make this activity well worth it.
3. Go for a Swim or Sign Up for a Water Aerobics Class
There’s nothing more quintessential to summer than swimming. So make sure to get your fill by working out in the ocean, lake, or your local pool.
Swimming for 30 minutes or more provides an outstanding low-impact workout that torches around 250 calories! It also makes a great complement to your HIIT or strength training days.
Signing up for a water aerobics class can also help you sneak in a killer workout while savoring the last few weeks in the warmer waves.
If water activities aren’t your jam, these last summer workouts will be right up your alley.
4. Try a Beach Bootcamp
If you don’t feel like getting wet, you can always work out near the water.
Participating in a beach bootcamp on the sand is a challenge not without its perks.
The sand will give all your exercises extra resistance (to burn more calories and build muscle), while the crashing waves and sunny skies will distract you when times get tough mid-workout.
There are tons of beach bootcamp classes you can sign up for. But if you’d like to create your own routine, try:
- These no-equipment bodyweight exercises
- Sprinting up and down the shoreline a few times
- The best workouts for muscle growth
Whichever combo you try will make for a great end of summer go-to workout plan.
5. Go for a Bike Ride
Taking your bike for a spin a few times around the neighborhood is also a fun idea to help you stay active.
You’ll have the warm sun, a nice breeze, and the potential to burn around 300 calories in 30 minutes (biking at a moderate pace).
In a few more weeks, that warm breeze will feel a little too cold for comfort, making this the best time to squeeze in some more rides.
Plus, bike riding packs tons of health benefits, as we talked about in this guide.
6. Try a Park Circuit Workout
Finally, you don’t need a beach, a body of water, or even a bike to take advantage of these last few weeks of outdoor workouts.
Finding a local park can be just what you need to have an invigorating workout in the sun and out in nature.
When you’re done, try to meditate for 10 minutes outside during your cooldown. You’ll take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health all at the same time.
Ready To Tackle These End of Summer Activities?
Try these six end of summer activities before the warm weather slips away like a dandelion in the wind.
You’ll get to make the most out of the rest of the season before transitioning to working out in cooler temps. And you’ll keep your body in an active state as we head into the hardest seasons to stay in shape.
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Author: Devan Ciccarelli