Working Out in Tampa Bay
I’ve been working out mostly in Tampa Bay for the past couple of years. I think it’s a great place to get in shape while getting a nice tan. The weather is usually perfect for a workout. And if you are like me and like to sweat, then the Tampa heat will definitely get you going!
Thanks to that heat I’ve nearly passed out twice. It’s not a good feeling. It’s important to keep hydrated and know when enough is enough. It’s one thing to train intensely, but it’s another to train stupidly. I do most of my exercise in The Shack or outdoors. The Shack can get pretty hot when I close the doors, but I try not to do that too often. I usually train in the morning or early evening when I go in The Shack. If my days workout is an outdoor one, I like to train around 2 PM.
One of the great things about working out in Tampa is that everything is far away. You need a car to get around or you’ll be stuck. As a side thing I usually take trips to the Publix grocery store on foot. It turns into a 30 minute walk each way. Which is a great little workout on it’s own. I usually do that as a side cardio session. Sometimes I’ll even walk to the Citrus Park Mall which is about 45 minutes away on foot. For a big guy I can do a lot of walking.
I even found a great path the other day that I try to walk every weekend. Keyword is try. LOL. I’ll post about that soon. I seem to have misplaced the photos I took. So I’ll need to take my camera with me next time I go. Aside from that I’ll walk to the park and do some calisthenics. I’ll usually do burpees, push ups, mountain climbers, and sprints. There is playground equipment for doing dips and pull ups too. The rainy season is from May to August so it get’s pretty annoying when it starts raining all the time. It cuts the amount of time I can train outdoors. Just yesterday I got caught in the rain.
Two things I have taken away with me from working out in Tampa Bay is that I should 1. always be hydrated and 2. find shade whenever possible.
Where do you do most of your working out?