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Best Summer Tips and Workouts

Summer is already here and we know that there is still time to get in the summer bod you’ve desired!  Her Gym is here to give you the best tips and workouts to help you get in summer shape and to accomplish your fitness goals.

Warmer, sunny days are finally here in El Paso, which make outdoor workouts like Running, biking, hiking, perfect in El Paso. While El Paso is much hotter than other cities, we can use our warm climate and desert landscape to our benefit.

Start your day by checking the weather and try to find out the best time of the day with lowest temps. It could early in the morning or late in the evening, we recommend you to fit your workout schedule in the coolest time of the day. Waking up a bit earlier will even give you more energy for the day!

Clothing Tips: Try use Lightweight, breathable, wicking clothes during an outdoor workout. Wearing a hat to keep the hot sun off your head and face also helps. Shorts are almost a necessity and comfortable running or hiking shoes. While it may seem, counterproductive many people opt to wear long sleeve workout clothes, to keep them from getting sun burned. For sure, you will want to keep your skin as dry as possible to regular your body temperature and manage the sweat coming off your body and any external moisture. Here are a couple of outdoor outfits suggestions you can wear depending of the weather.

Change up the type of workout to fit the temperature: On hot and humid days, choose cooler cardio activities like biking in the wind or swimming at a local El Paso pool, like the brand new El Paso West Side Natatorium, facility that includes competition courses for 50-meter, 25 meter, and 25 yard swimming events, water polo events, and synchronized swimming events, if you can’t wait to take a dip on a pool here is a list of swimming pools located WestSide.

As the heat increases, look for cooler places to workout, like the best gym in El Paso, Her Gym! On cooler days, go out and hike our beautiful Franklin Mountains. This November the Franklin Mountains State Park will be the host of a True Texas Mountain Race. The Franklin Mountains Trail Ruins will include a 50k, 27k, 13.1 half, King/Queen of the Mountain, 10K, and 5K races. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is run able terrain with easy technical trail. The recommend routes for each distance in the King/Queen of the Mountain race will be about 3.5 and 8 miles which will start at the Mundy’s Gap trail head and go to the peak of North Franklin Mountain, and then back down to the start, the goal is to be the fastest to touch the peak and get back to the bottom. If you are up to the challenge, get more information about all the races here:

The great part about living in El Paso is that we have so many workout options in our great city.

Slow down and do shorten but effective workouts: For sure Summer isn’t the best time to push yourself with outdoor workouts, so if you can only handle 10 minutes at a time, do what you can, or exercise twice in one day. If you’re set on getting in a 30-minute workout, move with less intensity or do intervals to avoid overheating. Remember it’s OK to take breaks too.

Drink water all day, not just before or after your workout: Staying hydrated will help prevent some of the symptoms you may experience from exercising in heat such as dizziness, stomach cramps, and headaches. During your run, sip four to eight ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes.

Head indoors: Summer is the perfect time to start getting all the perks and advantages of your membership great facility at Her Gym. Stay cool and get a workout in a real gym for women! We offer you the fully-loaded, spa-like, clean, and exclusive fitness facility with the privacy, comfort and appeal of a spacious ladies-only environment designed to help women of all ages, shapes, and sizes achieve their fitness goals.

Our staff is comprised of women with a common desire to serve and assist you. With a variety of fitness classes like BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, Sprint, BodyStep, BodyAttack, RPM, CXWORX, Zumba, Insanity Live, TRX, Country Heat and Core de Force, top-of-the-line cardiovascular machines, along with high-quality weights, barbells, and fitness equipment, Her Gym is serious about making your fitness goals a reality.

Have a specific goal or need an extra push? Let our experienced certified female trainers lead you through a wonderfully intense training workout in the new VIP Training studio with private personal training, boot camps, and TRX small group sessions. Come in for a tour today and message us today if you would like any more tips!

Popular Diets For El Paso Fitness

Thinking about starting a new diet? Looking for the most popular and effective diets? You shouldn’t be looking for any diet, you should be looking for your perfect diet plan. No workout is good enough to transform your body without a solid diet plan behind it.  For that reason, we present you 3 different diet plans with their pros and cons. Our goal is to help you to achieve all your fitness goals with proper workouts and diet plans.


  • KETO: The Keto diet is known as the best low-calorie diet. But in order to know if this Diet plan fits you, it’s important to understand the pros and cons and most important how this diet actually works. The KETO Diet plan is a combination of low carb, moderate protein and high fat, puts your body into a natural process known as Ketosis. When your body is in Ketosis, your liver produces ketones which become  your main source of energy and revolves around the consumption of fat. Here are the benefits and cons you can expect from this diet plan:



  • Reduce insulin levels
  • Decrease insulin resistance
  • Reduce fat storage/increases fat burning
  • Increase the amount of calories you burn daily.
  • Spare muscle for better body composition
  • Decrease neurological disease
  • Greater endurance performance



  • The Keto diet plan requires an adaptation period of time that last 1 to 2 weeks. The adaptation process can be very uncomfortable for your body.
  • If you body likes the idea of living without a higher carbohydrate food, this is no the proper diet plan for you. It does require some restraint and forethought.


KETO is a powerful treatment for obesity and fat loss, while preserving muscle mass, most experts recommend getting at least 70 percent of your daily calories from fat and the rest from protein. The goal is to eat as few carbohydrates as possible. It helps you to drop weight fast with little to no hunger in addition to perks like more energy and mental clarity, before making any decision you need to consult with an expert.  Get more information about the KETO diet plan


  • The Flexitarian Diet: Is one of  the latest trends in the fitness-health world. This diet plan allows you a healthy balance of plant-based foods, responsibly sourced meats, and quality fats. This diet is perfect for people who want to become vegetarian, but can’t quite bring themselves to break up meat. Essentially, it means you’re a flexible vegetarian. The diet allows you to eat tofu, quinoa, tons of produce, and other vegetarian favorites, but you’re also allowed to occasionally eat meat and fish. But what are the pros and cons of the flexitarian diet?



  • Food Flexibility
  • Socially inclusive
  • Save money
  • Healthier, clear skin and better immunity
  • More nutrients for your body
  • Good for the environment



  • It has the potential to be restrictive with eating meat
  • Potential to fill up on unhealthy foods
  • Prone to B12 and Iron deficiency

Learn more about the right way to follow a Flexitarian diet

  • The Primal diet only allows foods that our primal ancestors would have access to. It’s a high protein diet that focuses on eating more protein, natural fast and plenty of vegetables. This diet plan ditches grain, sugars and processed food while focusing on clean eating with animal and plant-based protein, lots of vegetable, healthy fats and fruits.  The primal diet advocate for lots of low-intensity activity, high intensity workouts, strength fitness training and plenty sleep.



  • You could improve your health by eating natural, high-quality foods.
  • Potential to Lose more weight.
  • This vegetable-heavy, no sugar diet is a great option for People with diabetes.



  • It’s and expensive and inconvenient diet. Buying high-quality foods is not always cost-effective.
  • Make food from scratch, instead of being able to reach for processed food.
  • Saturated fat consumption.


The primary benefit of this diet is to improve your overall health and help you lose weight. Your body is mostly designed to process protein for growth and fat as it’s main energy. A major problem with this diet plan is that sugars are absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream to give us an energy boost, but the body is only going to absorb what it needs for its immediate energy purposes. Get more educational information about the Primal Eating Plan

We do not believe in dieting to lose weight; we believe that you can transform your body into a fit, lean fat-burning machine simply by eating the right foods. Her Gym is here to help El Paso with your fitness and weight loss goals reach out to us here. Get in contact today

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