As summer comes careening around the corner, we’re eyeing our tank tops, cutoffs, and bathing suits with no small amount of trepidation. Listen, looking good has nothing to do with being in shape. But feeling strong, confident, and healthy sure does. And while winter temps and chilly weather can keep us cuddled up on the couch, getting that healthy tone in time for summer doesn’t have to be an arduous or impossible task.
Boxing can be one of the best ways to get in shape in time for summer because it’s fun, requires very little to zero equipment, and you can do it anywhere, anytime. There’s sometimes a perception that to box, you need a boxing gym, a sparring partner, and boxing equipment. But shadowboxing without boxing gloves, hand wraps, or a punching bag can still be a workout that will have you sweating and wanting more.
With boxing programs like FightCamp, you can easily incorporate calorie-burning boxing workouts from the convenience of your home, and tone your way to your summer body. The FightCamp app features many free workouts that can be done with or without boxing equipment. You can box in your living room, in your driveway, or even at the park with friends, since the app can be conveniently downloaded onto your phone or tablet.
With consistent healthy choices, you can feel stronger and look leaner for summer.
5 Tips To Get In Summer Shape
1. Do The Workouts That Are Fun For You
Nothing kills a fitness goal like a workout you hate doing. With the FightCamp app you have access to multiple styles of boxing workouts from traditional boxing to kickboxing in 4, 6, or 8-round increments. If you want to really hone in on one particular technique, you can! And if you prefer punches over kicks, you can find workouts designed with that focus. You’ll also find a whole range of body strength and core workouts that you can pick and choose to build your favorite workout on the app.
2. Find a Boxing Community
Achieving any goal is easier when you have support and accountability, but achieving fitness goals is also more fun when you have those things. On the free FightCamp App, you can get your friends and family members hooked on boxing with you and spur each other on! Even better, you’ll become part of our online FightCamp Community, where you can trade stats, engage in friendly competition, and find motivation.
3. Eat Clean and Stay Hydrated
Getting that summer tone requires a multi-prong approach. Choosing unprocessed foods, minimizing alcohol and sugar intake, and preparing lean meats and plant-based proteins will help further your fitness goals significantly. A boxer’s diet is not a fad diet. It’s about meal prep, healthy choices, and feeding your body enough of the right things. Keeping a water bottle always at your side during the day will make staying hydrated a habit that you don’t even have to think about anymore.
4. Get Enough Sleep and Recover
We cannot overemphasize the importance of sleep and recovery when it comes to health and getting in shape. If you’re working out consistently, you need to let your body recharge and recover. That means 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Make sleep a priority and you’ll be ready to box your way to your best summer body!
5. Trust The Process
Consistency, consistency, consistency! Results don’t happen overnight, but trust that your workouts and healthy habits are paying off. Even a 25-minute boxing session 3 or 4 days per week will help strengthen your muscles and tone your body. Small steps add up to big change.
Work Hard, Big Rewards
Your summer body is right around the corner. Let yourself enjoy the process of getting in shape and living your best life for the rest of your life.
Get summer ready and train like a fighter with FightCamp! Get access to hundreds of boxing, kickboxing, strength, conditioning, recovery, and stretching workouts that will push you mentally and physically. Download the FREE FightCamp App and train with real fighters from the comfort of your own home.