It’s stifling out there, which means you have to wear skimpy clothes in order to survive.
It also means you need to look good — and toned — in said skimpy clothes.
We caught up with Beto Perez, creator of fitness craze Zumba, who led a fitness class in honor of MLB All-Star Weekend on Sunday morning at Bayfront Park.
As a former Magic City resident, Perez knows a thing or two about working out in the Miami heat. Here are his five best tips for not passing out or ending up in a hospital strapped to an IV.
▪ It’s important to stay hydrated all day, not just during your workout. This doesn’t mean you should drink just anything — avoid sugary drinks and stick to water.
▪ Try to avoid exercising outdoors if possible. So many classes are available in indoor settings, such as in studios or gyms — don’t make it harder on your body than it already is.
▪ Wear clothing that has wicking capabilities — many pieces in our Zumba wear collection feature this technology, as do many other athleisure brands. Your body will thank you.
▪ If you must exercise outdoors, avoid the hottest part of the day and wear lighter colored clothing so the sun doesn’t hit you as intensely. I advise early in the morning or just as it is getting dark.
▪ Know the signs of heat exhaustion (dizziness, nausea, extreme fatigue) so you can stop your workout if necessary and avoid this happening to you.