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4 Home Luxuries for a Happier Summer Workout

Summer is here, and with it, the motivation many people need to get in better shape. Getting your body swimsuit ready, however, doesn’t have to mean a boring routine that you dread every day. These four key home luxuries will help you make the most out of your summer workout and, in many cases, enjoy it more than you dreamed.

 

An Air Conditioned Fitness Room

If you really want to make your workout routine luxurious, make sure you have an air-conditioned fitness room. Working out in the garage isn’t too much of a bother during the spring and fall, but during the hot summer months, you may quickly feel as though you’re dying if you attempt to exercise in a garage without climate control. If you’re committed to getting fit and ready to bring that commitment to your home design, a room specifically designed for fitness is a great way to show that you’re all in! Try adding these key items to your room:

  • A mirror that will allow you to check your form and be sure that you’re performing exercises correctly
  • A television with internet connection or a DVD player so that you can watch your favorite fitness videos with ease
  • Weights in a range of sizes
  • Neat storage that will allow you to tuck away all of your fitness equipment

 

A Swimming Pool

Is there anything better than a long summer day by the pool? Pools and spas are the perfect backyard addition for an amazing summer workout. Swimming laps can easily burn 500 calories an hour and leave you with a body that is trim, toned, and feels great. Even simply playing in the pool with the kids can help you torch calories, but adding lap swimming to your daily fitness routine is an amazing workout–and a summer luxury. If a swimming pool doesn’t meet your needs, a swimming spa can help you relax and add plenty of enjoyment to your summer workout routine.

 

Cardio Equipment

As the temperature goes up, running the trails gets harder! That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to give up your cardio routine. When the hottest days of summer drive you inside to take care of your regular workout, make sure you have cardio equipment to allow you to get your heart rate pumping. Common choices include treadmills, which will allow you to keep up your running routine, elliptical machines, which provide the same boost while staying easier on your joints, and stationary bikes, which provide a cross-training option you’re sure to love.

 

A Hot Tub

When the exercise is done, you want to be able to kick back, relax, and rest your tired muscles. After all, who knows what fun tomorrow will bring? You need a hot tub that will allow you to soak out your aches and pains. Place it inside, where you’ll be able to enjoy it no matter what the weather, or enjoy the great outdoors while you soak in your hot tub with your family, your friends, or your loved one. Hot tubs are also a great way to relax at the end of a long day or even get in a great workout following an injury since they’ll keep your joints warmer and more mobile.

 

Creating a summer workout routine doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it just might be the most luxurious thing you do all summer! By utilizing these luxurious additions to your home, you can make a happier summer workout. Get your sweat on in style and discover that you can enjoy your summer workouts more than you ever thought possible!

Brooke Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is an avid outdoor enthusiast, writer and blogger. She recently graduated from the University of New Mexico and loves to stay fit by running, hiking and skiing.