Ways to Stay in Shape This Summer

Getting in shape for the summer and staying fit all year long is easier than you might think… so long as you’re not afraid to sweat. Consider one of these options to burn some calories, tone up, and build some muscle just in time for the summer season. 


Join a Gym or Take a Fitness Class

Okay, so this might seem like an obvious choice, but hear us out. Joining a local gym is going to be one of your best strategies for getting in shape. For starters, there’s a gym out there for every fitness style from high-intensity workouts offered by Crossfit Hays to rowing and cardio classes offered by Orange Theory. If you’re looking for a variety of classes or simply want to exercise solo at your own pace, the Hays Community YMCA offers a range of membership plans.


Not only is joining a gym a great way to get in shape, but you can exercise regardless of the weather outside. Plus, air conditioning!


The City of Kyle also offers a range of fitness classes that residents can sign-up for depending on their interests. Classes include everything from pilates and yoga to bootcamp workouts and AquaFit exercise in the pool. Unlike a gym with monthly fees, most classes allow for drop-in attendance with a $10 fee per class. 


Get Outside

So maybe the gym isn’t your thing and you’re more of the outdoorsy type when it comes to staying in shape for summer. Kyle is fortunate to be home to an abundance of outdoor recreation that is perfect for getting in a thorough workout. 


If you’re into jogging or walking for exercise then lace up your sneakers and head to the Plum Creek Trail. With 8 miles of trails that wind through Kyle’s various parks, it’s a great way to get in some cardio. Cyclists will also enjoy the trail as it makes its way through many of the city’s neighborhoods and allows for a tour of Kyle while surrounded by natural beauty. 


Join a Rec League 

Summer recreation leagues can be a fantastic way to stay in shape for the summer. Not only are they often more casual than something like a Crossfit workout, but can be an ideal way to make new friends. 


Residents can sign up for Kyle’s Roller Hockey League and see if they have what it takes to take down 2021 league champions Floss N’ Sauce. The City of Kyle also offers an Adult Kickball League as well as an Adult Fishing Tournament. 


This really just scratches the surface of ways to get some exercise and stay in shape for the summer in Kyle. If you’d like to learn more about finding a home here, contact us today