Summer fitness plan Bristol

The hot weather is here, and Active8 has launched an eight-week Summer fitness plan in Bristol to help clients get in better shape for their holidays.

It’s that time of year when many clients are looking to get fitter and more toned, as well as working up to their beach body look for a holiday.

Whilst many clients may opt for intense workouts, reducing their body fat, restricting their calory intake and working hard to get a Summer look, it is also important to be realistic and work within achievable goals.

Our eight-week Summer fitness plan is designed to give clients the best possible chance of getting great results in a two-month period.

Many clients are hoping to reduce weight and body fat, to go on holiday looking and feeling better, to see a difference in their appearance, as well as dropping a dress or waist size.

Our Summer fitness plan is best for clients who are in moderate shape already: after all, it is unrealistic to expect a massive change in eight weeks.

That being said, it is possible to see significant gains with a few consistent changes in diet and fitness regimes over a couple of months.

We recommend looking at basic nutrition, eating more fruit and veg, cutting down on starchy carbs, avoiding processed foods, salt, sugar, and alcohol, and drinking lots of water.

Our Summer fitness plan is focused on 3-4 sessions per week at Active8, to give a workable structure to work towards getting a more toned body for Summer.

We would also then recommend that clients are working out at home during the week, to maximise the body transformation thy can see in eight weeks.

Overall, we would look for a client to be exercising for 45-60 minutes at least five times per week, utilising a mixture of different activities including free weights, body weights and suspension training.

An example of one of our Summer fitness plan workouts will include the following exercises at our Westbury or Clifton personal training centres:

Press-up 8-12 reps

One arm row 8-12 reps

Goblet squat 8-12 reps

Butterfly sit-ups 8-12 reps

Burpees 8-12 reps

Pec flys 8-12 reps

Reverse flys 8-12 reps

Goblet reverse lunge 8-12 reps

Plank (mountain climbers) 8-12 reps

Jumping knee tucks 8-12 reps

Bicep curls 8-12 reps

Lateral lunge with shoulder press 8-12 reps

Tricep dips 8-12 reps

Scissor leg heel taps 8-12 reps

Jumping Jacks 8-12 reps

We would want a warm-up first, and recommend a client sets a timer for 30-45 minutes to go through a routine like this as many times as possible in that time.

Record how many rounds were completed and try to increase it next time.

A good cool-down is definitely required after this sort of Summer fitness plan.

To meet our team of trainers and therapists working from the Active8 Bristol fitness centres at Clifton and Westbury Park, please visit here.

To see how we start to tailor a fitness programme for our clients, why not take our online Health Questionnaire here.

To find out more about our new Summer fitness plan in Bristol, please mail us at