I love summertime – endless sun, lots of swimming, and extra time with my kiddos! But trying to get a workout in with 4 kids out of school can be nearly impossible. After years of practice, and much trial and error, I’ve found a few tried-and-true ways to keep fit during the busy summer months:

1. Work out with your kids! I know this may sounds daunting, but it can be so much fun! One of my favorite things to do is make an obstacle course or scavenger hunt for my littles that we can all do together. Check out this post for ideas!

2. Water workouts! The AZ heat can be brutal, so staying poolside is a Powell Pack go-to during the summer. Combining swimming fun with a workout is one of my favorite ways to stay fit while still having fun with my kiddos. There are so many great exercises you can do in the pool from just swimming laps to water aerobics, the options are endless! Get some more ideas here.

3. Rise and grind!?When all else fails, getting up before your kids might be the only way to get a workout in. Although waking before the sun can be tough, by starting an early morning routine and sticking to it, your body will learn to adapt quickly and before you know it, you’ll be an early riser! Bonus: Getting your workout in before your kids are up leaves you the rest of the day to play and have fun!

What do you do in the summer to stay fit? I’d love to hear your ideas – leave them in the comments below!