Happy first day of summer! ☀️ Based on the weather we’ve been having in Vancouver, you wouldn’t know it. Fortunately, the sun finally decided to make an appearance today! I took advantage of the longest day of the year by getting out for an early morning ride.

But as nice as it is to get outdoors and sweat, I know how challenging it can be to stick to your regular self care routine in the summer. I have many clients who struggle to fit in their regular workouts amidst BBQs, beach days, and family vacations.

Summer is a great time to take advantage of Mama Nature’s fun, social activities, like hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding. But there’s something to be said about taking a time out for you and only you by doing something good for yourself each day.

Getting up before the kids to do some journalling. Beginning your day with a nutrient-dense smoothie. Reconnecting with yourself in nature. Purposefully moving that beautiful body of yours. These are all great ways to practice self care during this busy time of year.

Why?

Because you deserve to feel good.

So on those days where you’re itching for a sweat but you can’t make it to the gym or to the trails for a hike, give one of these quick circuits a shot in the comfort of your own home.

Quickie Workouts to Fuel Your Summer

These quickie workouts can be done anywhere with minimal equipment; in fact, only one calls for any external equipment, and if you don’t have access to weights you can use water bottles or milk jugs. Or wine bottles 😉

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I recommend setting a timer for anywhere from 10-20 minutes and going through as many rounds of the movements, 10-15 reps of each, as possible.

If you’re really strapped for time, just pick one and do 10 minutes. 10 minutes is better than nothing!

If you’ve got a little more time on your hands, you can increase the duration or try a couple of workouts at once.

When you’re finished, wipe the sweat off your brow 💦, give yourself a pat on the back, and get back to all the fun summer has to offer.

Full Body Blast

Grab a milk jug, a couple of soup cans, or some dumbbells for this workout that combines different movements that will work your whole body. Efficient and fun – just how I like my sweat sessions!

Booty + Core Workout

Strengthen your posterior, build a rock solid foundation, and get your heart rate up with this fun bodyweight workout.

High-Intensity Low Impact Leg Workout

Feeling like your lower body needs some extra love? Build strength and stability with these compound movements. **If you’re a runner, this is one you’ll want to do!

Super Quick Ab Burner

Planks are awesome, but if you feel like your core routine needs a little more spice, give these moves a shot 🔥

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What’s your favourite summer activity?

How do you move your body when you’re strapped for time?

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