Summer is on the way and that means being outside a lot more. You may not be planning a trip to the beach, but there will be invitations to pool parties, camping at the lake, and quite a few other summertime events. If you managed to put on a few pounds during the winter, don’t despair. You can use the amenities found at your Spring Gardens Apartments complex to shed those pounds and feel good about the way your swimsuit fits. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.

Fill That Empty Bike Storage Space

It’s hard to come up with a form of exercise that’s more fun than riding a bike. Since there is already bike storage provided at the complex, why not invest in a bicycle and keep it there for a few rides each week?

Like walking, you get a better workout by riding the bike for at least a half-hour. There are plenty of places nearby to ride and start toning those abdominal muscles. The rides will also tone your legs and provide some cardiovascular benefits too. Start at a pace that’s comfortable and gradually build up your speed. You’ll be surprised at what the riding does for your muscles and your stamina in a matter of a few weeks.

Make Good Use of the Pool

With a pool on hand, you have the perfect place to do a few laps in the morning or after work. Swimming works just about every muscle in the body and certainly helps to promote the shrinking of fat cells. Along with swimming, consider putting together a short water aerobics workout that you can do two or three times a week. Get some of the other residents to join in and you’ll all have a great time.

Grab a Friend and Play Racquetball

There’s a racquetball court at Spring Gardens Apartments complex and it’s there for you to use any time you like. Racquetball requires lots of energy and movement. You’ll soon have your heart pumping and those arm and leg muscles getting the workout they deserve. Have a friend or two over for a friendly game once or twice a week and you’ll begin to see results quickly.

How About Some Time in the Sauna?

Making use of the sauna at Spring Gardens Apartments is a wonderful way to shed a few pounds and relax after a rough day at work. The heat stimulates the heart and gets the blood pumping. Thanks to the increased blood flow, your body uses up more calories in a shorter period of time. A half-hour in the sauna could burn up to 500 calories. Between the physical and the mental benefits, you’ll consider spending a little time in the sauna three or four times a week worth the effort.

While you could sign up for gym membership, why not make use of all the amenities found at your Portland Spring Gardens apartment complex? Once you get into the habit of using the pool, the racquetball court, and going for bike rides, you’ll notice a big difference in how you feel as well as how you look.