The beauty of living in Havasu is that the winter weather doesn’t drive you indoors to get your daily workout. Here are a few ideas for getting your heart pumping while enjoying the great outdoors:

1. Head to the Island and jog or bike around the paved 3-mile loop. This completely flat loop is great for beginners or a light workout. Remember: walkers counterclockwise, bikes clockwise.

2. Another great spot to take a stroll on the pathway at Rotary Park – the scenery of the lake and channel is absolutely stunning!

3. Want to really get your heart pumping? Stop under the London Bridge and hit the stairs!

4. If you’re more hardcore, take a hike at SARA Park up to the picnic table on the Lizard Peek Trail. Once you get up there, stop for a moment and take in the bountiful view. You won’t regret it!

These are just a few ideas of centrally located locations where you can enjoy a workout. Get out and take advantage of our beautiful weather.

Want to get the most out of your workout? Preparing for it will help enhance your performance. Try these techniques:

–Don’t work out on an empty stomach , eat a few carbs about an hour before. Grab fruits or grains to give your body the energy to make it through.

–Hydrate! Drink 8-16 ounces of water about a half an hour before you work out—this will help you stay hydrated . Stay away from energy drinks loaded with sugar.

–Dress the part by wearing comfortable workout clothes, and make sure you have a proper pair of sneakers, especially if you’re off for a long run.

–Stretch out those muscles to help prevent any injuries. Remember, it’s important to stretch both before and after you work out!