How do I stay motivated when it's 100 degrees outside?

posted Oct 5, 2017, 9:26 PM by Rebecca Smith

Staying Motivated to Exercise When it’s 100 Degrees Outside!



With the Aussie summer heat on its way, it’s easy to decide to stay in the cool air-conditioning instead of working out. We have all had the thought pass our minds ‘oh, I’ll just wait till it’s a little cooler’. Not this year!

Here are some of my favourite tips to beat the heat, stay cool and smash your workout:


1.      Exercise early


Take advantage of the cooler mornings! Get up early, do a workout and feel great for the rest of the day.


2.      Time to lose the hoodies


Avoid wearing dark colours which attract the sun making you hotter. Light, loose fitting gym gear will be a lot more comfortable during the summer heat. If you are outside, don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.


3.      Stay Hydrated


Water, water, water!! An essential part of any workout, water helps regulates your body temperature. If you're not hydrated, you will not be able to complete your workout with your best performance and might start to experience muscle cramps and dizziness.


4.      Listen to your body


Don’t push yourself if you’re going to end up hating your workout. Reduce the intensity if your body is telling you to. Maybe complete your 60min run along the beach where you can cool down, or just go swimming! Swimming laps is a great workout, your body will love you for it.


5.      Stay Indoors


If it’s just too hot outside, not a problem at all! We will see you at your personal training session at Difference Personal Training. We’ve got the indoor coolness all sorted and ready for you to go.



Summer is the best time for you to be the best version of yourself! So keep exercising, dress appropriately, stay hydrated, and kick your goals with no excuses.