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On a hot day, there’s arguably no better place to be than poolside. And whether you’re looking to chill out near or get active in the water, the outdoor Beach Club experience at Life Time has something for everyone.

To help you make the most of those fleeting summer days at the pool, we rounded up all the ways Life Time members love to enjoy the Beach Club. Grab your swim gear and sunglasses and start checking off this fun to-do list!

Rest and Relaxation

Find your spot to unwind and destress on comfortable, cushioned lounge chairs, or reserve a full-service cabana for an all-inclusive experience. Plus, enjoy complimentary towel service.

1. Recreational Reading

It’s called a “beach read” for a reason. Choose a book solely for your enjoyment and get lost in a story poolside. And if you’re not feeling called to read, catch up on your favorite shows or the latest episodes of the Life Time Talks podcast.

2. Meditation Al Fresco

Meditation is proven to provide significant benefits for both mental and physical health — and even better if you can do it outdoors. Many experts agree that meditating outside can help activate your senses and make it easier to let go during your practice. Try these “Meditations for your Moods;” you can find them in the Life Time app.

3. Soothing Sunshine and Restful Water

Open sky. Fresh air. Natural light. Simply spending time outdoors can be healing for both the body and mind — and being around water can offer its own calming advantages, including rest for your brain.

Our bodies also synthesize vitamin D from sunlight, which is linked to a healthier immune system and improved sleep and mood.

4. Poolside Dining

No need to retreat or head inside when hunger hits. Life Time’s Beach Club bistro has smoothies, salads, sandwiches, bowls, and more. You can even order on the Life Time Digital app and have your food delivered right to your spot on the pool deck.

And with a Life Time Tea Tumbler, you can enjoy unlimited iced tea refills all summer long. Some Life Time locations also serve wine, beer, and cocktails.

5. Post-Workout Cool Down

A dip in the water can be revitalizing after a challenging workout. When you finish your sets on the workout floor or after your favorite fitness class, take your cool down and stretching routine to the pool.

6. Whirlpool Warm-Up

Even in the summer, the benefits of heat therapy remain. Relieve stress and soothe aching muscles by sitting in the outdoor whirlpool on cooler days or after the sun starts to set.

Active Fun

Workouts, playtime, parties, and more — seize every day of summer with activities for the whole family. Plus, take advantage of convenient family locker rooms and feel safe knowing certified lifeguards are always on the lookout.

7. Water Workouts

When you exercise in a swimming pool, the water’s natural resistance helps you build strength and power with low impact on your joints. Check your club’s schedule for an outdoor ARORA Aqua class or reserve a lap lane for some quiet morning laps. You could also try this strength-and-cardio pool workout.

8. Family Play Time

Family swim time can create some of the best memories. Splash around, go down the waterslide, and play games together. Check your club schedule for family and open swim times. Keep in mind, children who cannot swim 25 meters continuously without assistance must always have an adult within 10 feet, and parents must be in the water with their children at all times during open swim sessions.

9. Party at the Pool

DJ entertainment, themed parties, poolside workouts, and more — the Beach Club is the place to spend time with friends or meet new ones. Events are happening all summer long. Check the schedule to see what’s happening at your club.

Note: Amenities vary by club location. Learn more about Beach Club and check out answers to some frequently asked questions here.

Emily Ewen

Emily Ewen is a senior writer and content editor at Life Time.

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