Summer calls for doing anything and everything outside, including working out. These unique summer fitness activities embrace the warm weather, endless sunshine, and beauty of your backyard — and the undeniable joy of running through sprinklers with your best friends.
Even if you don't live close to the ocean, you can enjoy ocean sounds while you work out. Line up your favorites on Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube, and practice yoga while you listen to the waves crash and sizzle back into the sea. You'll walk away feeling so rejuvenated.
If your group of friends is fully vaccinated, per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidance, you can set up a game of KanJam in your backyard. Start by spreading out the cans and splitting into teams. Get ready to throw the frisbee and score points.
Pull out the dusty rebounder in your garage, or buy one from Amazon or Dick's Sporting Goods, for this activity that'll get your feet moving and grooving. It's quite simple, actually — gently kick a soccer ball at the rebounder. Keep the rally going, stopping for sips of water and stretching.
On the hottest days of summer, get your workout in with a water balloon obstacle course. Set up different stations like tossing a water balloon into a bucket, knocking down a tower of cups, or juggling three at a time. How fast can you tackle each task? That's up to you.
For this activity, gather six buckets for each player and tennis balls. Put the buckets in a pyramid-like arrangement, and take turns tossing balls at the opposing player's pyramid. If the ball lands in a bucket, it's removed. The object is to eliminate all of the buckets.