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Gearing up for summer fitness

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Wearing: sunglasses / workout tee in black / backpack / cardigan (around waist) / summer nail polish / leggings / hiking boots (old, also love this pair) / (Photo below) blue adidas slides / yoga block / yoga mat / yoga socks /

Summer is here! This means the best season for outdoor fitness is upon us, and I am here for it! I always love the summer season since the kids are off school, and my husband takes more vacation days from work. This allows us to get outside as a family and stay fit together!

There are so many fun, outdoor fitness activities the whole family can enjoy. Plus, they can really help us burn calories while we have fun together as a family. Love that!

Here are a few outdoor fitness ideas the whole family can enjoy this summer season:

Hiking: Of course this one is a no brainer. You know I love exploring hiking trails with my family! Going for a hike is a great outdoor fitness activity the whole family can enjoy. It is also a fabulous cardio workout which is heart-healthy, and burns calories. Love! If you are local the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to check out the hiking section of my blog to learn about my favorite trails in the area.

Water sports: In addition to swimming laps, there are plenty of fun water sports available which offer a great strength and cardio workout. If you live near a lake, or have a vacation planned this summer where you will be near a lake, here are few activities you will want to try. The whole family can enjoy most of these water sports, while getting a great workout, and having fun! You can rent paddle boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes. That is just a sample of the fun activities you can find at a lake which offer a great workout! If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, check out Lake Vasona in Los Gatos for some local water fun!

Neighborhood walk: One of the easiest outdoor exercises to do is a neighborhood walk. You can go for a walk spontaneously, and you don’t need to drive anywhere to take one. You simply walk out your front door, and voila! You are on a walk which gives you a heart-healthy, cardio workout. Be sure to keep it up for at least 30 minutes to reap the full benefits of this workout. The whole family can go for a walk together, or you can go alone; your choice! Wanna spice up your walk? Add some walking lunges and/or running bursts! We love to run in a circle around a cul-de-sac. So when you see a cul-de-sac, do a running burst! It’s a fun game, and gives you a mini-HIIT workout during the walk. Love!

Biking: Do you own a bike? Lucky! Take it out for a bike ride for at least 30 minutes, and you can enjoy the fresh air while getting a great cardio workout. If your city streets are not safe for a ride, find your local elementary school and ride around their yard, or use your local high school parking lot and ride laps. It’s a great workout, and it’s heart-healthy. Love that!

Beach fitness: Live near a beach? Or plan to visit one? You can play beach volleyball, run on the beach, and even take a 30 minute walk on the beach! It’s great exercise and works your legs more than on a flat surface. Love that!

Outdoor sports: There are plenty of outdoor sports you can play with a friend at a park or in a roomy backyard. Tennis, frisbee, and golf are all fun, outdoor activities to help you stay fit this summer season. Love that!

I love wearing my adidas Ultraboost 21 running shoes for these activities, and my adidas Stadium backpack is perfect for carrying all the gear I need for summer fun. It’s great to have versatile workout gear which works well for all your favorite activities!

There are so many ways to stay fit this summer! What are your favorite summer fitness activities?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by adidias, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Alum Rock Park hiking trails

wearing: adidas sweatshirt / gaiter / spring nail polish / backpack / water bottle / sweatpants / hiking boots (sold out, similar here) /

Alum Rock Park is a large outdoor recreation area in San Jose, California. This park is the oldest municipal park in San Jose, dating back to 1872. It’s located on the eastern side of San Jose and offers playgrounds, picnic areas, multiple hiking trails, and a visitor center with camps and activities where visitors can learn more about the wildlife in the area. In addition to being a great place for outdoor fun and education, there is a historic aspect to the park!

The Alum Rock Mineral Springs were very popular in the early 1900s. While the mineral springs are now defunct, the remnants can be found along the hiking trails and provide a beautiful addition to the natural surroundings.

The hiking trails in Alum Rock are not too difficult, and are perfect for families. We enjoyed hiking through the park and occasionally stopping to take pictures of each other with the ruins from the springs. It was extremely relaxing and beautiful. I cannot believe we hadn’t visited Alum Rock Park before! It’s perfect for a day of fun, exercise, and a little education.

If you are local to the Bay Area, I highly recommend visiting Alum Rock Park; especially if you have children. The park gets very busy, so I recommend going early; before 9am. This way you can enjoy the park stress-free. Love that!

Have you been to Alum Rock Park before? What are your favorite spots? We parked by the visitor center and went on the hiking trails from there.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Gearing up for spring fitness

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wearing: sunglasses / backpack / zip-up hoodie / workout tee / sports bra / cropped leggings / spring nail polish / adidas Ultraboost running shoes in grey /

Spring is starting to. . . spring! The Magnolia blossoms are starting to bloom, and the prettiest cherry blossoms are popping up all over town. The sun is shining, and the days are less chilly as they offer us more sunshine. This means it is time to gear up for spring fitness!

I love switching out my fitness gear each season to fit the weather, and the types of exercises I plan to do. I also like to freshen up my shoes. Footwear is really important as it should be switched out every few months in order to ensure you have proper support; after all, footwear is your foundation.

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My favorite fitness gear brand, adidas, for whom I am a Brand Ambassador (obviously since I love them so much!) has the perfect gear for spring fitness. I am in love with their new Ultraboost 21 running shoes. They have the most amazing support, and they leave my feet happy after a workout or a run. Although they are running shoes, I also wear them for cardio workouts, HIIT classes, and weights. They are a comfortable and supportive shoe all around. I snapped up a pair in grey, since it happens to be the color of 2021. My feet always need to be fashionable and fabulous 😊

Since spring is a season which swings between cool and warm temperatures, a sweatshirt which is easy to move in, is a must! I am loving this Terrex Tech Fleece hoodie from adidas. It is thin and lightweight, which is perfect for working out, while also being warm and cozy for outdoor fitness. Spring will definitely remain an outdoor workout season, this hoodie is a must!

My spring fitness routine:

Monday: Cardio: UJam fitness class

Tuesday: Interval: The Drop

Wednesday: 30 min walk outside

Thursday: Interval: Tabata and Core

Friday: Cardio: Spin

Saturday: Family hike

Sunday: Yoga

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I am thankful my gym has classes online, as well as in person classes and fitness outside. Here in California, our gyms are still outside-only, so my workouts are still 100% outside. I have to admit, I love working out outside, it will be hard to go back inside when things start to reopen! The fresh air is really nice, and I love seeing sunshine while I workout too!

What are your workout plans for spring season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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*Brand Ambassador for adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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