Well I guess the first thing that’s wrong with this statement is that ‘bodies’ are made all year round. My summer body is the same as my winter body – except that you potentially see more of my body in summer. Having said that, my nine-year old daughter recently informed me that I am too old to wear a bikini (regardless of my shape) so maybe you won’t see much more of my body in summer either!
Let’s a dig a little deeper though – are you trying to change your shape significantly? Then yes it takes time and I’d suggest 2 to 4 months is a realistic goal depending on your starting point. If you really want to lose fat, then slower is better if you want to keep it off.
So yes! Summer bodies are made in winter – winter bodies are made in summer and so on. You might alter your training habits a bit in the winter eg. If you normally like jogging outside in summer, but now it’s dark out, you might want to hit the gym in winter where it’s a bit lighter and warmer. What’s more important is thinking about your overall goals and the best way to achieve them.
Set SMART goals – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-based and then see at trainer to help you figure out how to get there. Sure your goals might change throughout the year, but it is good to have them in mind – because nothing happens overnight!
Plus the added bonuses of training – mood and energy boost – which also happen year-round seem – even more useful in the winter when people often go through a bit of a slump. Besides, I don’t know about you, but I particularly enjoy the warmth generated by my body in the winter, I can certainly push my workouts for longer than I can in a humid Sydney summer.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to stay motivated through the winter then maybe think about our HIIT challenge? 20 sessions in July. These can be HIIT sessions in the gym Hiscoes @ Home sessions when you can’t make it to the gym and LesMills SPRINT (HIIT Cycle classes) in the cycle studio. July HIIT Challenge