4 Surprisingly Easy Fitness Programs Just in Time for Summer

As the temperatures rise, many of us start thinking about those Netflix marathons and how our new year's resolution have fallen by the way side. Before the bathing suits come out of the drawer you might be thinking about getting back into a fitness routine. We've got a few quick and easy ideas to help you get back on that health kick.

Yoga - Stretch Your Fitness Goals

Yoga poses

Yoga is an excellent way to get into shape. Yoga will help you build strong core muscles and give you a full body workout. Sign up for a class at your local gym or yoga studio (Tips to know before your first yoga class) or start with these beginner stretches: Yoga for Beginners from Chickadee Says.

The No Equipment Workout

Workout Photo Courtesy of Paige Kumpf

There's no need to join a gym or buy a bunch of fitness equipment. Follow this 20-minute no equipment workout from Your Trainer Paige or make up your own. Anything from walking and jogging to pushups, crunches and lunges can be put together for a light cardio workout with some light strength training.


Running for fitness Photo Courtesy of Justin Fricke

Running is a great way to bring up your heart rate and get a great workout. Whether you want to train for a half-marathon or just want an easy workout, a simple run on a treadmill, on the trail or through the park is the perfect way to get some exercise. Follow these tips for getting fit for running.

Try CrossFit

CrossFit Photo Courtesy of Katie Levy

CrossFit gyms are popping up all over the country. While some people caution against CrossFit due to some risk of injury, there are many benefits of CrossFit intense workouts. Check out these five common CrossFit questions and see if it's right for you.

Looking for an easy workout? Try these:

Beginner 5-Minute Ab Workout
30-Minute Glute Workout
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Andy Hawbaker
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