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Five fun ways to get fit and make the most of the warmer weather

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Five fun ways to get fit and make the most of the warmer weather

Now the sun is out, we’ve teamed up with innocent super smoothies to help you look on the bright side of life by making the most of the warmer summer weather.

And how exactly do we intend to help you soak up all of that vitamin D goodness? By introducing you to all the fun and alternative ways you can get fit while outside – it’s that simples!

Outdoor yoga

Happenings Yoga run weekly outdoor yoga sessions in Dublin every Saturday (Dartmouth Square) and Sunday (St Anne’s Park), with both kicking off at 11am, weather permitting.

Join a cycling or running club

There’s no better motivator to get you up and out than doing an activity with friends. A running or cycling club does the trick brilliantly, and also allows you to meet new people with similar interests. Now that the population of Ireland have become obsessed with all things health and wellness, it’s not hard to find a running or cycling club near you.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand-up Paddle-Boarding (known as SUP) has become all the rage in seaside and lakeside locations alike. You’ll find multiple companies all over the country, from Dublin city to Bundoran these teams have all you need to stand tall and glide across the shore with confidence.

City kayaking

Another water based activity that can be done a stone’s throw away, kayaking is more appropriate for those who’d prefer to avoid the risk of getting wet that SUP wields… The guys at City Kayaking will give you a unique view of our nation’s capital, as you paddle your way along the Liffey. What’s more, every two weeks the company calls upon musicians in Dublin to perform under the various bridges for their paddlers. Cool, or what?

Surfing

Ireland has become renowned for the quality of its “sweet as” waves and surfing conditions, and this detail has been attracting an ever-increasing number of surf dudes and dudettes to our shores over the last number of years. If you want to get amongst the craze on these sunnier summer days, then get yourself to one of the many surfing havens this little island has to offer.

…And if all else fails, dance around like no one is watching with our “Let Loose!” playlist

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“Let loose!” Bedroom dancing playlist

Considering how this is Ireland, it’s worth planning for the inevitable – rain. A week rarely passes in this country in which the heavens above don’t open up and release an almighty shower upon us. This often means that outdoor activities are not always possible. But fear not, a bit of rain doesn’t have to bring a halt to your fitness routine, because indoor exercise can be just as fun as its outdoor counterpart! With this in mind, allow us to introduce you to a Spotify playlist so good, so upbeat, and so infectious in its energy, that you’ll be up moving and shaking what you got, come rain or shine.

 

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