You should try going early in the morning before it becomes too hot outside. Or even later at night when it starts to cool off, as long as there are street lights of course. Also, maybe bring an extra water bottle for the walk just so you don't drink it all before you get to the gym. And maybe try a different kind of material, maybe something lighter so you're not so hot? But good for you for walking 30-40 mins to the gym!
I completely get it. I'm in Utah and its 100 here and at night and as early as 5 or 6 in the morning its already 80-90 degrees. Usually I would ride my bike to the gym and ride home after working out, but my gym closes at 9 as well. If I don't have anything to do really early the next morning I'll go for a jog late at night to get cardio and do different work outs at home with my own body weight (i.e. push ups, krunches, leg lifts, squats). It might not be as great as going to the gym, but you don't feel so guilty about not getting there.
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is there a pool that you can take a dip in before heading out? I'm having a similar problem minus the humidity. And I can't go in the morning because of class or when it cools down at night because it closes at 9 during the summer. But taking a quick swim seems to help a bit.
So, the gym I belong to is about about a 30/40 minute walk away from my house (about 1.7 miles). I don't drive, so that's not an option. During the cooler months, the walk didn't bother me because I just bundled up and walked fast to warm myself up. Then, on my way home the cold weather felt kind of nice because I was hot from working out. I used to go 3 -5 times a week. However, now that it's summer things are pretty different. I live in the Philadelphia area. The temperatures are in the 90s, and its very humid. So, walking is very uncomfortable. Then afterwards, its even worse. I'm already hot from exercising so going outside into the heat is unbearable. Because of this, I haven't gone to the gym in a few weeks, and I'm feeling pretty guilty about it :( Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with walking in the heat or increasing my motivation to get myself to the gym? I'd like to get myself to go at least three times a week again. Thanks for any advice you guys can offer!
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