Summer always provides us with more opportunities to go out and socialise. However, it can sometimes be challenging to balance our fitness goals with a busy social calendar.

At Madisons, we believe that you don’t have to choose between having a great social life and staying on track with your fitness. We have some practical tips to help you enjoy the best of both worlds this summer …

Plan Ahead

If you know you have social events coming up, plan your workouts around them. Try to get your exercise in earlier in the day, so you can relax and enjoy your evening guilt-free.

When you have control over what you’re eating, stick to healthy, balanced meals. This will give you some leeway to indulge a little when you’re out with friends without derailing your overall diet.

Make Smart Choices

Look for healthier options on the menu. Many restaurants offer lighter fare or dishes that can be customised. Opt for grilled instead of fried, and ask for dressings and sauces on the side.

Restaurant portions can be much larger than you need. Consider sharing a dish with a friend.

Active Socialising

Suggest activities that get you moving. Whether it’s a hike, a game of beach volleyball, or a walk in the park, staying active with friends is a great way to blend fitness and fun.

If you’re at a party or club, hit the dance floor! Dancing is a fun way to burn calories and enjoy the music and company.

Be Mindful of Alcohol Intake

Alcohol can be high in calories and can lower your inhibitions, leading to overeating. Enjoy your drinks in moderation and choose lighter options like wine, spirits with low-calorie mixers, or light beers.

Keep yourself hydrated by alternating alcoholic drinks with water. This can help you pace yourself and reduce overall alcohol consumption.

Stick to Your Routine

You don’t have to be perfect, you just need to be consistent. Aim to stick to your regular workout routine as much as possible. Even if you miss a session, get back on track the next day.

Having a workout buddy can keep you accountable. Make plans to meet up for workouts, and you’ll be less likely to skip them.

The Madisons method

We believe that summer is a time to enjoy life and have fun with friends and family. By planning ahead, making mindful choices, and staying active, you can enjoy all the social aspects of summer without compromising your fitness goals.

At Madisons, we’re here to support you every step of the way. If you need advice or guidance, our trainers are always available to help you create a balanced plan that works for you.

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