A few weeks have already passed since the first day of spring, meaning summer is rapidly approaching whether you feel ready or not. With summer, comes the opportunity to soak up the sun and relax, which many people look forward to, especially during the frigid months. Now that spring has sprung, the cherry blossoms have bloomed in the Tidal Basin and at our very own, Congressional Towers. Residents can really get in the spirit and celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature while moving about and enjoying these beautiful trees. Still, with much to get excited over, many people are scrambling to get in shape for summer festivities.
Luckily, it is not too late. Even if you do not have your own personal workout setup, there are still many ways to work on your fitness on a time crunch. It is without-a-doubt hard to resist those tempting sweet cravings, but here are a few surefire ways to get fit and feel great when you are out and about enjoying life at a Polinger Community.
1. Go on a Walk or Bike Ride
It may seem a bit difficult to squeeze some cardio into your already hectic schedule, but taking the time out of each day for no more than a twenty-minute stroll around your neighborhood will make a world of a difference. Not only will it give you the opportunity to take in Mother Nature, but it will also give you time to just think and move about in a peaceful environment. The scenery surrounding Polinger’s communities alone is an incentive for taking a walk.
Maybe you have a furry friend who is begging for a walk. Country Place Apartments has Bark Park, where you can converse with your neighbors and play with your dog. They also offer an aerobics trail; perfect for jogging and taking a stroll. Of course, if you are looking for something a little bit more fast-paced, take a bike ride! Both The Swift at Petworth Metro and Brighton Village apartments offer bike-friendly communities, among many others. By 4000 Massachusetts Avenue apartments, in Northwest, Washington, D.C., there is Rock Creek Park, which is a great place to take a walk and explore the great outdoors.
2. Take Advantage of Equipment
Sticking to the same exercise routine each day, consisting of only push-ups and sit-ups, does not exactly cut it. Sure, these are great ways to get in shape, but you would be doing your body a favor by incorporating other exercises into the mix. This means taking advantage of dumbbells and other useful fitness equipment. By dedicating a day’s workout to your arms, legs, and then core, you are really achieving an overall summer body.
This is why the majority of Polinger’s communities provide fitness centers with the necessary equipment you need to really get the job done. A great example is The Arcadian, with their recently updated gym and racquetball court. They also provide a tennis and basketball court for those who want to immerse themselves in a sport for an upbeat and fun workout. By Rollins Park and Congressional Towers apartments, in Rockville, MD, is the Rollins Congressional Club; a free amenity for residents. Not only do they have a banquet hall, but they also offer a fitness center fully equipped with weight machines and a variety of free weights. If you do not know where to start, they have a personal trainer available for guidance and motivation.
3. Eat Right, Feel Right
It is not just about exercising. Improving your diet will significantly improve your health and leave you feeling more energized. When the junk food is calling your name, enjoy a low-cal and energy-boosting granola bar, or using the ingredients you have, make a healthy and hearty salad. While the weather is getting warmer, Bethesda Place Apartments’ courtyard is an ideal place to enjoy a healthy lunch and just relax. While Polinger communities are located in the D.C. Metropolitan area, transportation is easily accessible and many restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Surely, the road to a happy and healthy lifestyle is not as far out of reach as it may seem.
If you are looking for a new apartment community, where you are granted the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and successfully obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle, look no further than Polinger’s communities. While a variety of amenities are afforded to you, you are located in an area that has a lot to offer as well. Call or visit one of our leasing offices today! This is the first step to taking advantage of all that makes living in a Polinger community worthwhile.