8 Reasons to Quit the Gym During Summer… And 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

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Written by Danni Krumins

June is here, which means summer is right around the corner! When the weather warms up many people actively choose to come to the gym less often. However, before you decide to skip out on workouts, read my arguments to common excuses below:

The weather is nice, so I will spend more time outside, maybe go for a run or a bike ride.

Sure, maybe you’ll go for a walk or a bike ride once or twice a week, but is that the same as your hour-long high intensity CrossFit class that you’ve been going to 3-5 times a week? By all means, go out on that bike or jump in the pool for a swim, but you also need to continue to come into the gym so you can not only enjoy all those fun summer activities, but crush them.

It’s too late to get my summer body ready now.

It’s never too late. Maybe you aren’t where you want to be yet, but are you going to get there if you stop? Nope! When you go to put on your bathing suit or a tank top and shorts you are going to feel a little bit more confident every time because you know you’ve been continuing to put in the work in the gym. And maybe you don’t notice the positive changes in yourself right away, but trust me other people definitely will.

I have barbecues to attend and adult beverages to drink, I don’t want to worry about eating healthy.

When people workout they tend to want to continue to eat healthier as well. It’s okay to indulge once in awhile, but continuing to come into the gym will help to keep you on track, and if you’re still coming into the gym regularly you don’t have to feel guilty for those extra summer treats.

With the kids home from school I won’t have time to make it into the gym.

Having the kids home from school is the perfect opportunity to set an example and show them how you are living a healthy and active lifestyle. You can bring your kids with you to the gym, they will be able to sit in Moro Performances’ new lounge area where we have couches and a television. Moro Performance also offers a Little Ropers program for children ages 6-11 so they will get a chance to do a kid-centered fitness class, too!

I’m going on vacation so I won’t be here as much.

Are you really going to be gone on vacation for the entire summer? Most likely not. Coming into the gym on the days that you are home is always better than taking the entire summer off. If you will be staying in a hotel plan to hit the fitness center a couple times or do a bodyweight beach workout. We would be happy to give you some “no equipment required” vacation WODs to do while traveling. And who wouldn’t want to be in the best shape of their lives for all of their vacation photos!

I’m just going to take the summer off, I will be back in the fall.

Do you remember how sore you were after your first couple of workouts? How hard it was to get a routine going? Taking the summer off sets you back. The endurance and strength you have built up will decrease – “If I quit now I will soon be back to where I started.  And when I started, I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.”

It will be harder to start again in September than it will be to just keep going through the summer, trust me.

It’s too hot to workout, I just want to lay out by the pool.

It’s supposed to be hot in the summer! Don’t let the heat stop you from getting in a great workout. Moro Performance has two large garage doors and a large fan to keep the air moving… and AC if it gets bad enough. Make sure you stay hydrated and drink lots of water, your workout will make getting in the pool feel that much more refreshing.

All winter you waited for summer, so enjoy the warm weather with us!

I’ve already reached my goals

Are you honestly 100% happy with where your health is right now? What about where it will be in 10 years? If you have reached your goals that you started out with, that just means that it’s time to set new ones. Set some specific goals that you want to accomplish by the end of the summer and we can help you get there! 

Overall, a LOT can be accomplished in three months. When summer is over, are you going to look back and be proud of how far you have come, or disappointed that you took so much time off?

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