5 Ways to Get Moving This Summer

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5 Ways to Get Moving This Summer

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox.  As always, all opinions are my own.  I truly appreciate your support!

Summer is the perfect season to stay active and #GetMoving.  Here are my favorite ways to embrace the season!

5 Ways to Get Moving This Summer

Hi friends!  Happy middle of the week.

I’ve been moving a little slow this week.  I pulled something in my neck/back and I’ve been nursing it back to health.  I have a big wedding (and some serious dancing to do!) this weekend, so I’m hoping it decides to cooperate soon.  I’m anxious to follow my own advice with this post and #GetMoving again soon!  I feel like summer is just flying by and it will be September in no time.

So without further ado, here are my 5 Ways to Get Moving This Summer!

5 Ways to Get Moving This Summer

1. Hiking

Hiking is the perfect summer activity and an ideal way to get moving this summer!

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I’m lucky to live in the mountains where trails and views like this are plentiful, but get creative and you can find some sort of nature trial almost anywhere.  Enjoy the plants in bloom and the views.

Plus if you are lucky enough to get any elevation climb with your hike, it will be much cooler.  The day I did this hike it was 80 in the city and barely in the 60s at the top of the mountain!

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 2. Take the Degree Get Moving Challenge!

If you need a little extra motivation to get moving this summer, try the Degree Get Moving Challenge!

All you have to do is to head to Walgreens and pick up Degree Antiperspirants with their MOTIONSENSE™ formula.

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Long lasting Degree with MOTIONSENSE™ FRESH ENERGY formula smells just like summer with raspberries, blackberries and bright bursts of lily of the valley and tiare flower.

It also comes in a Clinical Protection formula with continuous odor protection that has been tested against a leading prescription product with 6.25% (w/v) aluminum chloride.  Basically a necessity in the summer heat!

Degree Walgreens Shelf

With your receipt from Walgreens (when you buy Degree)  you will get a code to unlock exclusive digital content.  Visit HERE and enter your unique code to receive your free digital healthy and wellness magazine.

Then sign up for the Degree Get Moving Challenge with Chris Powell, celebrity trainer & transformation pro, and take your fitness training to a whole new level.  The weekly prizes are amazing!  This week’s prize is a $125 gift card to purchase workout gear!

Get Moving

During the challenge you can log your activity and track progress through MapMyFitness.  You can also get free workout tips and nutrition information!  It’s the perfect way to get extra motivation this summer.

3. Sign Up for a Race

Signing up for a race is the perfect motivation to get moving this summer!

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With the summer heat, it can be hard to keep your running!  If you have a race to train for and look forward to, you are much more likely to get those runs in.

The best way to beat the heat is to run really early in the morning or after sunset and use Degree  MOTIONSENSE™.

It is formulated to work MORE the more you move!  It actually detects your motion.  Cool huh?


4. Get in the Water!

When the heat gets too hot to handle, get in the water!

Although there isn’t much snorkeling in my mountain town, it is one of my favorite ways to get moving in the summer!

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You can also do standup paddle boarding or kayaking on any lake or river, even if you aren’t near the ocean.  And if you are near the ocean, try surfing!

In my memory this is a HUGE wave!


Even if you just do laps in your community pool, water sports are perfect for summer.

5. Outdoor Games

Summer parties are my absolute favorite and I love to provide ways for my guests to get moving.  Now is the perfect season to play lawn games like volleyball, soccer, badminton or ladder ball!

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Even without a party the hubs and I will take a long walk and play a game after dinner.

Ladder BallWhichever activity you pick they will all make this summer special.

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Don’t forget to check your Walgreens receipt for the special code to get the free digital magazine with health and wellness tips.  Use the code HERE.  It is really fun, simple and free.  Anyone can give it a try and the prizes are really awesome!

The offer runs until August 11th and the fitness challenge runs through August 17th.  I hope you can do it with me!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m sharing a healthy twist on a classic squash casserole.  It’s a great way to eat the abundance of squash and zucchini right now.

I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday.

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox.  As always, all opinions are my own.  I truly appreciate your support!

Your turn!

What ways are you going to #GetMoving this summer?  <–Use #GetMoving on social media!

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:11-04:00 July 15th, 2015|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips, Motivation/ Inspiration, Running|27 Comments


  1. Jess @hellotofit July 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I realllly want to try stand up paddleboarding! And hikes, too 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      I want to try paddle boarding on a local lake or river. I’ve tried it twice in the ocean and I could stand up great but the wind was stronger than my paddling strength and I kept getting blown out to sea!!!

  2. You look awesome on that surfboard!! I don’t think I would ever be able to get up!!

    • JulieWunder July 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      You might surprise yourself!! I’m pretty clumsy!

  3. Mary Beth Jackson July 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    good job with the surfing! it takes a lot of guts to get up there! I think I will stick with the paddle board- more my speed 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I’ll try almost anything once. I’ve surfed twice and would totally try again.

  4. Dan July 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    surfer girl Julie 🙂 wow , that’s great! I tried it after the movie ‘Point Break’ came out , and except for falling off every time I did ok , lol 😉

  5. Katie July 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I’ve never been paddleboarding, but I’ve been wanting to try it. I’m heading to the beach soon, so I might have to give it a try! I’ve been trying to do a lot more yoga this summer with all of the heat. I love it!

    • JulieWunder July 15, 2015 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Me too! Yoga is perfect year round! Great to see you today!

  6. Blane Sherer July 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I like the way that you are incorporating sponsors into your blog while still maintaining what I would describe as the pleasant ” Julie-style ” of your blog.

    • JulieWunder July 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks Blane! I’m trying to maintain a good balance!

  7. Annmarie July 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    What a fun post! I’ll be running, racing and hopefully hiking if I have some extra time! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Ivanna July 15, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Great ideas! We always hike during the summer at least twice a month. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 15, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I tried surfing once… epic fail! But I’m all for kayaking and would totally try stand up paddle boarding, too!

    • JulieWunder July 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      I’ve had two massive fails at stand up paddle boarding, but I’m still wanting to try again!

  10. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 15, 2015 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Anything involving water is my favorite way to get moving during the summer heat!

  11. That picture of you surfing put a smile on my face! Funny how the waves feel so big, and then we look at the pix, not so much!

    • JulieWunder July 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Leave it to me to pose at any opportunity! It was seriously huge in my mind…. think North Shore huge… haha!

  12. Jamie July 15, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    SUP is one of my favorite ways to have a different kind of summer workout. I also love playing beach volleyball. My legs are SHOT after two games : )

  13. Surfing was so much to try wasn;t it?! So much harder than it looks!

    • JulieWunder July 15, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Soooooo much fun!!! That picture is from our first trip!

  14. Jaime July 15, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I love this. We try to stay more active during the summer. Add walks in downtown (and the ever-fun splash pad!) and we’re almost complete. My husband has been doing more hiking this summer (he has summers off, while I have to work) and yard games are the best!!

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