Summer is sweet but short.
Make the most out of the long sunshine hours while they last with six fitness ideas from our Cutter and Buck team, paired with comfortable and cool workout clothes.
The best part? No gym membership required.
Here are our 6 favorite tips and the activewear essentials to get active with this summer:
Tip #1: Amp up your Morning Walk
No matter if it’s a simple walk around town or a stroll on your favorite trail, you can still get a great low-impact workout while getting your steps in.
>> Idea: Try these easy workout moves from Well & Good:
- Bring a set of lightweights to bicep curl on the go.
- Swing your arms in a circle for maximum mobility.
- Lunge and squat to strengthen your legs and protect injuries.
Tip #2: Clean up your Neighborhood
Summer means more picnics in the park or beach. But, this also means more mess left behind. If you’re looking to help tidy up local litter, find a volunteer group that’s hosting a cleanup.
>> Style suggestion: Pack a lightweight jacket or long pants to protect your skin from tangled weeds or pesky bugs.
In the spirit
of sustainability, try our Adapt Eco Knit Recycled Women’s Full Zip Jacket, crafted with nearly 19 recycled plastic water bottles. Lightweight warmth will keep you cool on chilly mornings and zippered pockets will keep your belongings secure.
Durable and versatile, our Bainbridge Sport Technical Men’s Everyday Pant offers solid stretch and maximum comfort.
Tip #3: Flex your Body and Mind
Stretching builds strength, and that rule applies for your mind too.
Infusing yoga and meditation into your regular workout routine will help you stay balanced and focused. Unfold your mat on a nice patch of grass or even your outdoor patio to reconnect with your inner peace.
>> Idea: Download the popular app Headspace for simple meditation and yoga exercises you can access from anywhere. To get started, check out this article on the benefits of Shavasana, the yoga resting pose, along with a free mini mediation.
Tip #4: Join a Sports League
From beach volleyball to kickball, you can likely find a local recreational league that speaks to your childhood sports soul. Plus, if you’re new to the area, or are looking to expand your social circle with a little healthy competition, this is a great way to get started.
>> Style Suggestion: Avoid sweat stains in heat waves with an active tank top or breathable polo.
Try our top-rated Forge Stretch Womens Sleeveless Polo, built with UPF 50+ sun protection and a breezy blend of DryTec polyester and spandex technology.
As one of our most breathable shirts for men, we highly recommend testing the moisture-wicking technology built into our Forge Tonal Stripe Stretch Men’s Polo. Available in eight eye-catching shades and Big & Tall extended sizes too.
Tip #5: Put your Creativity to the Test
Exercising is not exclusive to your body. It’s so beneficial for your mental health to tap into your creativity, especially while soaking up some sun-sponsored serotonin. Getting outside to create a new recipe for the barbecue or diving into Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club recommendation counts.
>> Idea: Find a piece of furniture that could use a makeover. Spruce it up with a wood stain, wallpaper, or new knobs. Check out these tips from The Spruce for the five tools you need to have on hand.
>> Style Suggestion: Keep you and your phone as dry as possible with waterproof gear.
Wind and water-resistant, this Sandpoint Quilted Vest folds easily into its own pocket, and will keep you warm as the sun sets.
Our WeatherTec Beacon Full Zip Men’s Big & Tall Jacket repels raindrops, preparing you for any surprise sunshower.
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And, if you’re putting one of these tips to good use, tag us in your fitness photos on social media!