How to Gear Up for Fall Fitness
As summer gives way to cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and the pumpkin spice craze, exercisers are encouraged to embrace a different set of rules. Fall fitness requires a little more forethought than throwing on a pair of sneakers and running out the door. With the right gear, game plan and attitude, anyone can remain active throughout autumn. Here are some tips before diving into your new routine.
Fall Fitness Means New Adventures
From flag football to nature hikes in the woods, some activities are just more fun when you don’t have to worry about sweat getting in your way. Most sports are still in play during fall—pickup baseball games, long runs, tennis—but they might feel a little different. Participants can usually play longer and go harder with a cool breeze at their backs.
There are ample ways to get moving while celebrating the season. Halloween and harvest-themed runs are a fun way to stay in shape. Picking and carving pumpkins or raking leaves (and jumping into the piles) are great ways to add some fun into your routine. Perusing farmers markets also provides opportunities to get the whole family in on the fun. As football season starts and MLB playoffs heat up, you might even be inspired to set up a pickup game of your own.
Fall Fitness Means Layering Up
As the activities change from summer to fall, so does the gear. Long sleeves, hats and headbands become autumnal essentials. Reflective clothing becomes increasingly important as the mornings and evenings stay darker longer. The good news is that early birds and night owls don’t have to settle for unfashionable neons or bulky layers. Nowadays, exercisers can find smart activewear that adjusts to their temperature, wicks away moisture, offers increased visibility and protects against the sun.
Arctic Cool’s Instant Cooling Long Sleeve Shirts (for men and women) with Hydrofreeze X Technology helps you stay dry by dispersing moisture throughout the shirt. The four-way stretch fabric means it’s an ideal fit for any activity. And because cooler temperatures don’t always mean cloudy skies, the breathable fabric of our solid styles have an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 50. On dark mornings, Arctic Cool’s Instant Cooling Accessories provide reflective printing so others see you coming.
Fall Fitness Means New Opportunities
Many people enjoy taking their workouts outdoors during the summer months, though enthusiasm for out-of-gym activities tends to wane with the weather changes. Gyms and fitness centers understand this cycle. Exercisers should keep an eye out for deals or take advantage of trial periods to find what feels just right. These back-to-school-type sales give everyone an opportunity to settle into a familiar routine, as well as a chance to try out new activities without committing to a full membership package.
Not only can trial memberships help you find a new favorite fitness endeavor, they can also introduce you to new friends or provide a new way to bond with the old crew. What better time to sign up for a spin class? Check out the new bouldering gym or dust off the old yoga mat and give it another go? After all, turning over a new leaf truly is the best way to fall back into fitness. And Arctic Cool will be with you every step of the way!