Does your gym get too crowded for you in the summer? Try a college's gym! Most students clear out during the summer leaving the gyms quite empty. In general: by taking 1 class during the summer you have access all summer included in your tuition. Some colleges allow students who took spring and/or are registered for fall to use the facilities during summer at no extra charge. If you're not a student, many offer community memberships semester to year lengths and are comparable or less than a gym
From what I've seen, many people using the gym in the summer are professors and staff, so it's not just the kids working out! If you have a community college close, you'll likely see people from all walks of life.
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Get up an hour early and get moving. You can go to the gym or go for a run...whatever suits you. Try to prep anything you need the night before (pack your gym bag, organize the clothes you're wearing the following day, put out a quick morning snack).
Benefits: Feel more awake Only need 1 shower per day Less crowded at the gym Feeling of accomplishment in the morning
In the morning my only reason for not going to the gym is sleeping in - only one. In the evenings I can come up with at least 5 - work late, tired, hungry, crowded gym, favorite tv shows. If you remind yourself of that when the alarm clock goes off its a lot easier to get going before the sun rises.
"So I'm skipping my workout today because I'm going to this 30 Seconds To Mars concert tonight"... That's what I told myself. ACTUALLY I probably got more of a workout at the concert. So, if you are a person who loves rock shows, REALLY get into it. You can even push and shove your way to the front as much as you can. Plus jumping and dancing for 2 hours straight is both fun AND a calorie burner. 335
Side note: not a good idea if you can't handle crowds and/or other sweaty people around you :-/ Same goes for clubbing!
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