Time to come out of winter hibernation; summer will soon be here. To help you enjoy an active and healthy summer, here are our top 10 tips to stay fit and healthy this summer:

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1. Recommit to your fitness goals. When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, there’s no hiding beneath baggy sweaters. Try our boot camp group fitness classes to get back on track.

2. Speaking of the warmer weather, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. The safest time to enjoy the great outdoors is in the morning or evening when it’s cooler.

3. Try a new fitness class to keep your workouts fresh and interesting. At Auburn Fit1 we offer a variety of group fitness classes. Check out our group fitness schedule and find a class that interests you.

4. Enjoy warm weather activities like swimming and other water sports, hiking, camping, biking, Frisbee, badminton, and tennis. Get the family outside for a game of tag or hide and seek. Since you’ve committed to staying fit with Auburn Fit1’s help, you’ll be able to keep up and avoid injuries.

5. Enjoy the abundance of the season. Visit the local farmer’s market and sample the variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables available.

6. Slow down and relax. Find time to relax at the beach, lake or your own backyard and let your cares slip away. Perhaps it’s time to give Yoga or Pilates a try? Try one of our classes.

7. In some situations, like the family BBQ you can enjoy barbecued chicken for example instead of the hot dog and manage to have a good time and connect with family and friends without losing your focus and commitment for your healthy lifestyle

8. Explore a nearby town. Take a mini-vacation and be a tourist for a day. Get out of the car and explore on foot. Leave the cell phone at home!

9. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and stay cool. Bring water with you wherever you go.

10. Be mindful of your alcohol consumption. Advertisements love to show people cooling off with an ice-cold beer and chilling with a cocktail, but alcohol is dehydrating. In the heat of the summer you can also feel the effects of alcohol more quickly, increasing your risk of headache, dizziness, fatigue, and even heat stroke.