Summer is fast approaching for those of us in the northern hemisphere – hooray! Do you want to be in tip-top condition to enjoy those long sunny days? Look no further, because ARKive’s animal personal trainers are on hand for some one-on-one sessions to build those biceps and tone those tummies.
Leo-tards at the ready!
First off, every workout should start with a good stretch and warm-up. This lion has the right idea…
Small but mighty
To build and tone your muscles we have the rhinoceros beetle to show you how it’s done. This guy can carry 850 times his own weight – that’s the equivalent of you benching 76 family-sized cars!
Putting a spring in your step
A few star jumps should help to get your pulse racing. Capable of jumping up to 4.5 metres, a puma will be able to give you a few pointers on how to achieve such heady heights!
Cheet your way to a better bod
When it comes to sprinting there is only really one candidate fully qualified for the job – the cheetah. He’ll get you reaching speeds of 87 kph before you know it!
Need some help perfecting your crawl technique? Look no further, the California sea lion will teach you everything you need to know. Reaching speeds of up to 40 kph, the California sea lion is the Michael Phelps of the animal world!
Dances with lemurs
Don’t forget one of the most important parts of your workout – a long cool-down. The desert-dwelling South African ground squirrel knows a thing of two about that…
Bonnie Metherell, ARKive Media Researcher