How to Avoid the Heat and Workout in the Summer!


If you’re like me, the official start to summer in Phoenix begins when temperatures are topping out in the triple digits throughout the week… well before the rest of the country. As the mom to a newborn, I have some serious summer goals including getting the baby weight off. However, the extremely high temps in Phoenix do not provide much inspiration to get moving and help me work towards my goal of losing the baby weight and getting my body back in shape.  As a postpartum mom, getting in a workout in the summer will take a little creativity!  

workout in the summer

Are you seeking ways to stay fit this summer? Here’s a list of activities that can be done while still avoiding the dreaded heat!

  • Hop in the pool and participate in activities like Zumba, water aerobics, or volleyball
  • Hit the numerous trails at local parks for a sunrise / early morning hike
  • Lace up some skates at the local roller rink or ice skating rink 
  • Window shop while racking up steps on your activity tracker by mall walking (check out Arrowhead and PV mall they both allow Mall Walkers building access before their retails stores open)
  • Don’t want to drive to the mall? Consider house walking (yes, it’s a thing check out this article for more info!)
  • Sign up for an online challenge like DietBet (focus on weight loss) or StepBet (focus on daily steps)
  • Take advantage of trial memberships at local gyms and workout facilities near you for a no cost way to get variety and an air-conditioned workout

Use this list to join me in not letting 100+ degree days take away motivation to participate in some type of fitness daily. Also, please comment below or share on social media, using the hashtag #nphxmoms, if you’ve had success with any of these types of activities or have something that works well for you! We would love to hear what everyone is doing to stay cool and fit this summer.

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Katie and her husband have called North Phoenix home since 2009. Katie is fully embracing boy mom life, as the mother to an energetic 3 year old who is known to introduce himself by saying “Hi, my name is Colton, I have fast shoes.” Katie is also welcoming a brand new baby boy scheduled to make his arrival mid-April 2017. In her spare time you will find Katie searching out the best deals for anything and everything or trying out new apps, software, and products that will increase her efficiency so she has more time to partake in her favorite activities: relaxing with her boys, taking power naps, and learning new skills! As someone who loves school and plans to be a lifelong learner Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Individualized Studies: Business & Marketing Education from Central Washington University in 2008 and then continued her studies at the University of Arizona where she obtained her Master’s in Higher Education with an emphasis in Access & Success in 2010. While working at ITT Technical Institute Katie was able to earn her MBA in 2012. She is an educational professional with almost 10 years experience in Career and Technical Education and Higher Education. She is passionate about assisting individuals in gaining success through access to education and career opportunities.


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