Beat the heat with the sports of summer

Tessa LaVergne

Managing editor

Summer is almost here, which means the sun isn’t too far away. We must go out there and enjoy the few warm days we have while we can. Tanning and reading are a few ways to spend your summer days, but it’s always nice to get a little bit of fun exercise in too.

Here are some enjoyable activities to help you improve that summer body.

Tennis: Playing tennis on a hot day with no clouds in the sky is something that you can only do around here in the months of June, July and August. Learn a new skill on the courts while chatting with old friends. Playing a game of doubles with friends is bound to bring endless smiles and memories.

If you’re new to the sport and want to impress your friends with a few skills, then look into taking lessons at a local community center like Sprinker. Burn off some calories and build muscle as you hit one backhand, a volley, an overhead and a forehand.

Beach volleyball: You don’t have to know anything about this sport or have the perfect beach body to get out there to pass, serve and spike the ball. Beach volleyball is one of the best workouts as you run through the sand and is also considered one of the most pleasurable summer activities. You can get a group of friends together and challenge them to a match, or just ask some people at the beach around you if they’d be interested in peppering with you.

Surfing: If you’re a thrill-seeking individual, this might be the sport for you. I wouldn’t suggest going down the road to Alder Lake to try out your surfing skills though. In Olympia, you can take wind surfing lessons. It’s a variation of surfing, but it might be as good as it gets for Washingtonians. Wind surfing lessons are a great idea for beginners.

Trail running or hiking: If you want to clear your mind and enjoy nature then hikes are perfect. Long cross country trail runs can be soothing. If you don’t like to run then choose to go on a relaxing hike for two. Talks on long walks with old friends are an ideal way to spend a summer day.

Whatever you choose to do, remember that the sun will only be around for a few short months, so enjoy it while you can.16-9-june-2011_page_19


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Beat the heat with the sports of summer

by Tessa LaVergne time to read: 2 min