A few tips for making Fit Camp attendance safe in the heat.
- If possible opt for an early morning class, it’s usually cooler then than the evening and you won’t have time to think about it.
- Use the shady areas at your venues where you can. Trees, porches, building walls, you name it, use it!
- Bring a damp flannel in a plastic bag that you’ve kept in the freezer to mop you down between rounds. It’s very effective between rounds.
- If you forget to freeze the flannel, chuck some ice cubes in the sandwich bag and they’ll slowly melt and keep the flannel damp and cool.
- Wokingham and Henley Early Risers, freeze your drink bottle during the day and leave it in the fridge overnight to only partly defrost before you come to camp.
- Evening exercisers, freeze your bottle during the day but take it out of the freezer as soon as you get home from work to let is melt a bit.
- Winnersh Day and Romans Property Services, who have the hottest sessions, put a pinch of pink Himalayan or sea salt in your water to help replace what you lose in camp. You won’t taste it. You can also add in a touch of orange juice (not squash).
- Bring an extra bottle of water. Even if it’s to chuck over your head.
- Bring a change of tee-shirt to go home in.
- Think about wearing a baseball cap to keep the sun off your head.
- Aim to drink more during the day before camp and especially more afterwards.
- Keep salads and vegetables up. They contain a lot of water and minerals.
- Manage your workout to a level that’s tolerable, not blackout-and -vomit-able.
- Enjoy the stretches. You’ll be so warm that you’re extra bendy!
Stay safe and enjoy the workouts. You wanted this all winter 🙂