While it’s not quite summer yet (can you believe it won’t be until June 20th?!) I’m excited to help you stay fit, healthy, and hydrated while embracing the season’s adventures and activities. Keep reading for essential tips, delicious recipes, exciting events, and Father’s Day gift ideas to make this summer truly unforgettable! Remember: your health isn’t just physical. It also relies upon your emotional well-being, the community you surround yourself with, and the memories you make.

Staying Hydrated in the Heat

As temperatures rise, it’s crucial to keep your body well-hydrated during workouts and throughout the day. Follow these helpful guidelines from the Mayo Clinic to ensure you’re getting enough fluids.

Strong Legs for Summer

Looking for ways to stay active at home? Check out these indoor exercises, perfect for maintaining your fitness routine during those hot summer days when you’re not at the studio!

Healthy Summer Recipes for the Family Gathering

Delight your taste buds with these nutritious and delicious dishes, ideal for sharing with family and friends:

Do you love a crispy and satisfying wrap? Are you a fan of shrimp paired with the tantalizing and tangy flavor of lime? If so, this Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wrap recipe has your name on it! Just follow the simple steps below and you’ll have the perfect dish to bring to the next family gathering this summer.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wrap

  • 2 lb unpeeled, large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (3-count) pkg romaine lettuce hearts
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped

Directions

  1. Combine shrimp, 1 Tbsp oil, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, and garlic in a large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Cook shrimp mixture in 2 Tbsp hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shrimp turn pink.
  3. Separate lettuce leaves. Serve shrimp mixture on lettuce leaves with avocado and tomatoes.

Grilled Honey-Chipotle Salmon Foil Packets with Summer Squash

  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 (6-oz.) skin-on salmon filets
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 summer squash, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c. packed basil leaves, torn
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, whisk butter, honey, chipotle chili powder, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. Season both sides of salmon with ¾ teaspoon salt. In a medium bowl, toss zucchini, summer squash, and red onion with ¼ teaspoon salt.
  3. Lay four 12”-by-16” pieces of foil on a flat surface. Divide vegetable mixture between foil packets, filling up half of the center of each piece of foil. Arrange salmon next to vegetables. Drizzle salmon and vegetables with the chipotle sauce (stir to combine before using if separated), dividing evenly. Fold and seal edges of foil to create a packet.
  4. Grill, covered, until salmon is cooked through and squash is tender, rotating packets half way through, 11 to 14 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve with lime wedges.

Protect Yourself from Insects with doTERRA TerraShield 🦟

Protect yourself and your loved ones from pesky insects during outdoor activities with the all-natural and non-toxic TerraShield product line from doTERRA. These innovative products offer a safe and effective alternative to traditional bug repellents, allowing you to fully embrace the joys of summer without the worry of annoying bugs.

Stay Sun-Safe and Stylish with BloqUV

In a world where protecting ourselves from harmful UV rays is essential, understanding UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) and its role in protective clothing is crucial. UPF measures the effectiveness of fabrics in blocking UV radiation, with higher ratings indicating better protection.

Protective clothing utilizes advanced textiles and treatments to enhance UV-blocking abilities. Synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon are ideal for their strength and durability, while tightly woven fabrics provide better protection than loosely woven ones. Some garments undergo chemical treatments for increased UV resistance.

When shopping for UPF garments, look for labels indicating they meet international standards for UV protection. Factors to consider include fabric type, color, and fit. Darker colors and synthetic materials like polyester and nylon are more effective at blocking UV rays, while looser fits promote air circulation and comfort.

The future of UPF clothing is promising, with ongoing innovations aimed at integrating higher UPF ratings into a wider range of clothing options.

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gift, why not give Dad the safety and comfort of a sun-protective and stylish hat from BeFitSRQ?

Treat Dad with the Perfect Scent

We have discovered another fantastic Father’s Day gift from our friends at Element Tree Essentials. While we all adore their lotion candles, now is an ideal time to explore their cologne line. These solid colognes are highly concentrated, wax-based fragrances that are perfect for on-the-go use or whenever needed. They provide rich, deep notes that are perfect for work or a night out.

Finally Find Relief from Foot Pain with Laser Therapy

Have you ever started a long run or began a game of pickleball… only to find that the pain in your feet was stopping you from having fun? Don’t let foot pain hold you back from your favorite summer activities! Book your appointment at our studio for Lightforce Medical’s laser therapy and learn more about its benefits here.

Local Happenings to Mark your Calendar for…

Savor Sarasota: A Culinary Adventure (June 1-14): This annual event includes culinary delights from local restaurants.

Sarasota Kids Summer Beach Runs (June 1 – July 26): Join family-friendly fun at Sarasota Kids Summer Beach Runs.

Sarasota Music Festival (June 2-22): Experience enchanting performances at the Sarasota Music Festival.

I’m wishing you a happy, healthy, and unforgettable summer filled with joy and memorable moments! Be sure to stop by the studio to get your sweat on and pick up some of the exclusive BeFitSRQ swag I’ve been working on.

Warm regards,
Michele

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