Best Ways for Students to Get Fit this Summer

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Summer is on the horizon and you’re ready to have fun when the school year ends. You have a summer job lined up, so you’ll have some extra spending money and you have some great vacation plans. It’s also the perfect time to spend time working on your physical fitness.

Studies show you should get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. This doesn’t have to be difficult! There are plenty of activities to choose from, and we’re here to help you make plans to stay fit this summer.

Join A Gym

Many gyms offer amenities like group fitness classes, personal training, functional fitness equipment and cardio options. Decide what it is you need to do to accomplish your goals, then look for those amenities when joining.

As a student, you’re probably eligible for student discounts during the summer. At Cowboys Fit, you can join for the summer months only and skip the enrollment and annual fees.

Find Gym Partners

Now that you and your friends are out of school for the summer, it might be difficult to connect. Give yourself a reason to hang out by exercising together. 

Exercise is far more fun when you do it with friends. You’ll have other people to keep you accountable and you’ll be able to stay social.

Each person should come up with their own favorite fitness activity that everyone can do together. Each week, let a new person choose the activity. You’ll find yourself trying new things!

Safety is of utmost importance while working out. A gym partner is there for accountability but can also be there to spot you when you’re taking that leap to become stronger.

Take a Group Fitness Class

This is a great opportunity to try something new! Group fitness classes create a fun and uplifting atmosphere – and there are plenty of classes to choose from!

At Cowboys Fit, you’ll find spin classes, yoga, BOGA flow (yoga on a paddleboard!), High Intensity Interval Training, barre and more! Group fitness classes allow you to experiment with your workout routine – different structure, new faces and learning proper techniques – while still feeling accomplished by the end of class.

You can find a group fitness class on our schedule every day of the week – pick something new and give it a try!

Consider a Personal Trainer

If you feel like you need 1:1 attention and have specific goals in mind, consider working with a personal trainer. Our elite staff of certified personal trainers is equipped to customize a game plan to achieve your fitness goals.
Meet our trainers! Every Cowboys Fit membership includes a kick off session with a personal trainer to get an initial body scan and a 50-minute session to learn how it all works.

Don’t Forget Recovery

Proper recovery is just as important to your fitness journey as the actual workout. If you don’t give your body time to recover, it will force you to take a rest via an injury or burnout. 

Before and after your workout, visit our state-of-the-art recovery lounge to truly train and recover like a pro.


During cryotherapy, you’ll be exposed to temperatures lower than -100 degrees celsius. The exposure only lasts for two to four minutes, so it’s less painful and much shorter than an ice bath.

Benefits of cryotherapy are far and wide. The increased circulation from the rush of cold air results in efficient transportation of nutrients to your body’s soft tissues. This also expedites healing and recovery from muscle damage (strength workouts). This means reduced inflammation after workouts.


HydroMassage uses warm water pressure to massage your body. It’s fantastic for muscles that are healing from tough workouts, but it’s also effective for people struggling with joint pain or other forms of chronic pain. Not to mention, it’s relaxing! A 20-minute HydroMassage session is the perfect way to end your tough workout.


NormaTec recovery system is a form of compression therapy used to relieve muscle tension and reduce inflammation. Try it on your legs, arms or hips!

If you’re looking for a fitness facility to keep you healthy this summer, Cowboys Fit is here for you! We offer discounts for student gym memberships so you can fit a healthy lifestyle into your budget. Join now or ask about our free 3-day guest pass! We can’t wait to help you get fit.