This has been the most insane summer ever and it’s really really making me appreciate working-out indoors. However, nothing beats the outdoors. My way of coping with it? By visiting the local NYC public pools. They’re free and they’re olympic-sized. Now I know what you’re thinking: crowded and gross. But actually, not at all! The water was cool and chlorinated and the strict policies of rinsing before entering and allowing *nothing* but bathing suits and towels on pool premises make for a very clean deck and pool. The lap lanes are always clear and separate from the splashing children. I encourage you to check the schedule and rules of the one nearest you and then check it out!
You’ll get to beat the heat AND get a crazy workout.
Because let’s face it: While swimming may cool you down, swimmer’s bodies are f@&^#n’ HOT.