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Favorite Summer Workouts

It’s hard for me to go to a gym (especially underground, New Yorkers) during a beautiful summer day. I feel like I’m wasting a joyful sunshiny day if I can’t see it. Anyone else? That’s why I try to get creative to stay fit in the summer while appreciating the beauty of the season. I’ve compiled some ideas for myself and you. Head over to my Instagram, @sarahrosesummers to let me know which idea is best for your routine!

1. Run your local trail or park.

Set by   Beyond Yoga   from   Bollare   .

Set by Beyond Yoga from Bollare.

2. Find yourself soaking up the sun by the water? Hop in the deep end to tread water and swim laps - your childhood self will love you for it…and I promise it’s probably not that easy anymore.

3. Grab your yoga mat, pack up your cutest gym bag with water, hydrate, some ankle weights, and to head to your local park for some Pilates-inspired stationary exercises. (check out my IG TV for inspo). Don’t forget to bring your favorite book to relax after your workout.

4. Set up a circuit workout in your driveway - alternate sprints or use a jump rope for cardio, hand weights for squat to shoulder press or alternating punches. Get creative while staying close to home yet soaking up the summer sun.

PB&J Smoothie

One day Conner and I stumbled into a smoothie shop, I always ask the employee what’s most popular with customers and what’s the staff favorite. Surprisingly they’re not usually the same, but at this particular shop, they were - so I knew I had to try it. The PB&J Smoothie. Since then, I have been trying to recreate the perfect PB&J smoothie at home.

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Here’s what I’ve come up with:

  • 1 cup fresh organic spinach

  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries and raspberries

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein power (my fave is: ID Life)

  • 1/4 cup PB2 (can use natural creamy peanut butter for a creamier texture/higher caloric content/healthy fats)

  • Blend and enjoy! :)