How is working out in a heatwave humanly possible?

25 July, 2018 • Tags: , , ,

Well, we don’t necessarily recommend running a marathon right now, but it’s not like you have to stay horizontal with closed curtains and a fan pointed directly at your forehead. Working out a little during those hot summer days is not a crime, but you should make sure you know what you’re doing. That’s why we’re handing a few heatwave-workout do’s and don’ts to you which form a nice guideline to working out while it’s hot. Additionally, you’ll find the best OneFit workouts that mix perfectly well with this steaming hot weather.

Working out in a heatwave

DO’s & DON’Ts voor sporten tijdens een hittegolf

DO: Getting up early to work out
Yes, we know. You don’t feel like getting up early for a workout at all. But please, pretty, pretty please do it once? We’ll promise you, you’ll never want anything else because you experienced it yourself: the hotness level of this morning workout is like -1000 compared to an evening workout. Plus, a morning workout prepares you for an überfit day. Hello, win-win sitch.

DON’T: Go too hard
Moving when it’s hot like hell challenges your body. You probably already knew this, but we’ll remind you once again: do not cross your boundaries and listen to your body. Example: do not proceed when you have like, black spots in front of your eyes.

DO: Be creative with your workout gear
Wearing breathable clothes that are lightweight and -colored, can make a world of a difference. A hat that blocks the sun will help you endure a workout in the heat as well.

DON’T: Burn
Yes, you should burn calories. No, you shouldn’t burn your skin. Note that a little run around the block will expose your skin to the sun just as hard as an afternoon of hitting the beach. Don’t be stubborn now and just apply that SPF.

DO: Get a little cray
You don’t have to workout like you normally do, since the weather isn’t normal either. Replace your regular 10K for an interval training which is a bit shorter, so you can rest in between exercises. Your body gets a chance to cool down and you have enough time to make sure the next DON’T is not going to happen.

DON’T: Dehydrate yourself
Sounds plausible, huh? But is it feasible as well? A human being should drink at least 2 liters of water a day when it’s hot (make that 2,5 when you’re working out). Are you gonna work out intensely or longer than an hour? You’ll have to take something extra, like an isotonic drink, to supply your body with the nutrients it needs. Putting a damp cloth onto your neck, might help as well.

OneFit’s Best Summer Workouts

Alrighty then. How to workout in the heat is now a major piece of cake for you. One simple question left though: Where to do it? No worries, ’cause we got you covered with the following OneFit locations:

Swimming and tanning at the Flevoparkbad in Amsterdam
Take off all your clothes and dive into the Flevoparkbad for a couple laps. Or an afternoon of romping around, that’s fine too. Bonus: reward yourself afterwards with optimizing your tan at the big lawn surrounding the pool.

Catching waves at the Surfschool in Rotterdam
Sun’s out, fun’s out, right? That’s why nothing fits better than one of Freek’s surfing classes. If you’re in possesion of an extra dose of energy, then you might want to try a surfbootcamp. Surfing, running, lifting weights and breathing exercises all-in-one.

Wake up at Wake-Up Yoga in Den Haag
Wake-Up Yoga wouldn’t be called Wake-Up Yoga if you would not be waking up with a nice, low-key yogasesh. If you need to wake up early to beat the heat, you’d better do it at the beach…

Get outside with Buitengewoonfit in Utrecht
At Buitengewoonfit all classes are outside in the fresh air. You can choose from all-level classes, so it’s very easy to adapt the intensity of your workout to the temperature.

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