Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day the Sport Chalet Way

Specialty sporting goods retailer offers the top ten ways to celebrate women and fitness

In honor of the 12th Annual National Women’s Health and Fitness Day on Sept. 26, Sport Chalet, Inc., a specialty sporting goods retailer, is encouraging women to take charge of their health and wellbeing by getting active.

Whether enjoying a favorite sport or trying something new, regular physical activity is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sport Chalet offers 10 ways to celebrate this year’s National Women’s Health and Fitness Day:

  1. 1. Grab a pair of running shoes, put on a high-energy playlist, and hit the pavement. Whether it’s for a light jog or to train for a marathon, make sure to always push it to the limit.
  2. 2. Head for the great outdoors to enjoy a hike, and keep climbing to the top. Keep a healthy mindset and stay hydrated with a CamelBak Hydration Pack.
  3. 3. Skip the elevator and take the stairs, or park at the far end of the parking lot. Even these simple changes can make a difference in a person’s overall health. Try using a pedometer to track total steps, distance, and calories burned.
  4. 4. Stop procrastinating and sign up for that gym membership. Take advantage of new apparel innovations, like a sports bra or top, to get excited and see how form and function can help during a workout.
  5. 5. Nothing is more empowering than strapping on a pair of (pink) boxing gloves and taking a workout into the ring. Stay focused on fitness goals and release any built up tension on the bag.
  6. 6. Set aside some time to concentrate on relaxation and breathing on a mat. A yoga class can benefit both physical and mental health.
  7. 7. Stand up for women’s health by enjoying a day of stand-up paddling—but don’t be afraid to get wet! This is a great activity to enjoy with a group of friends, and all it requires is a bathing suit, board, and paddle.
  8. 8. Take on the intensity of a spinning class, or enjoy a bike ride outdoors. For muscle support, find a pair of spin shorts before any ride.
  9. 9. For a fun, light-hearted approach, pick up a hula hoop or jump rope for a cardio session with friends or kids. Stay motivated by putting on some upbeat music.
  10. 10. Challenge friends to a tennis match and some healthy competition. Just pick up a racquet and head to the court.