Prepping for Summer: How to Get Beach Body Ready by April’s End

With summer just around the corner, many of us are starting to think about getting our bodies in shape for beach season. While it’s essential to focus on health and fitness year-round, there’s no denying the extra motivation that comes with the impending arrival of warmer weather and swimsuit season. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to get beach body ready by the end of April, including specific workout routines to help you achieve your goals.

Assess Your Current Fitness Level:
Before diving into a new workout routine, take a moment to assess your current fitness level. Are you starting from scratch, or do you have some level of fitness already established? Understanding where you’re starting from will help you tailor your workouts to your specific needs and abilities.
If you’re not sure where to start, you can book a fitness consult with our MProve trainers at any one of our 21 Mountainside Fitness locations. Our trainers will go over your InBody scan results, curate a 30 minute workout plan, and go over nutrition tips just for you.
Set Clear and Achievable Goals:
Next, set clear and achievable goals for yourself. Whether you’re looking to tone up, lose weight, or increase strength and endurance, having specific goals will give you something to work towards and keep you motivated. Make sure your goals are realistic and measurable so that you can track your progress along the way.

Below is a Mountainside Fitness workout plan that you can incorporate into your weekly routine:

Workout Routine:
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT):
HIIT workouts are a fantastic way to torch calories, burn fat, and improve cardiovascular fitness in a short amount of time. Try incorporating HIIT workouts into your routine three to four times a week. Here’s a sample HIIT workout:
  • Warm-up: 5 minutes of light cardio (e.g., jogging in place, jumping jacks)
  • Circuit: Repeat the following circuit three times with minimal rest between exercises:
  • 30 seconds of burpees
  • 30 seconds of mountain climbers
  • 30 seconds of squat jumps
  • 30 seconds of high knees
  • Cool-down: 5 minutes of stretching
Strength Training:
Building lean muscle mass not only helps you look toned and sculpted but also boosts metabolism and improves overall strength. Aim to incorporate strength training exercises into your routine two to three times a week. Here’s a sample strength training workout targeting major muscle groups:
  • Squats: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Lunges: 3 sets of 12 reps per leg
  • Push-ups: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Bent-over rows: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Plank: 3 sets, hold for 30-60 seconds
Cardiovascular Exercise:

In addition to HIIT workouts, it’s essential to include steady-state cardio to improve endurance and burn extra calories. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio per week. Options include jogging, cycling, swimming, or using cardio machines at the gym.

Stay Consistent and Hydrated:

Consistency is key when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Make a commitment to yourself to stick to your workout routine and stay consistent with your efforts. Additionally, don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially before, during, and after workouts.

Getting beach body ready by the end of April is achievable with dedication, commitment, and the right workout routine. By incorporating HIIT workouts, strength training exercises, and cardiovascular exercise into your routine, setting clear and achievable goals, and staying consistent with your efforts, you’ll be well on your way to feeling confident and ready to hit the beach this summer. Remember to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and celebrate your progress along the way. Here’s to a fit and fabulous summer ahead!