06/12/2014 11:58 am ET Updated Aug 12, 2014

5 Easy Tricks to Make This Your Fittest Summer Ever

Summer is finally here. The harsh coldness of winter is long gone and it's almost safe to say that the unpredictable temperaments of spring are a thing of the past, too.

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You thought it would never arrive and it snuck up fast all at the same time. If you caught the "Get Fit For Summer Fast" tips that we shared a few weeks ago, you may already be well on your way to reaching your fitness and exercise goals for the summer. (But remember, the summer is certainly not the end of your get fit journey. Keep in mind you want this transformation--of your body and your habits--to be for life.)

Easy Ways You Can Make This Your Fittest Summer Ever

If not, well then there's no better day to get started than today. In fact, now you can combine our previous tips with the advice we're about to share to make this your fittest summer ever.

The following health and fitness tips were all learned during the two years I spent working as a personal trainer. They're meant to help you keep your summer fitness goals on track without depriving you from your favorite foods and turning the entire season into one giant trip to the gym.

Because, despite any preconceived notions you might have, or failed past attempts at fitness that left you skeptical, getting fit can be fun, and fun is what summertime is all about, so the two actually go hand in hand.

Here's to a season of fun and fitness. It doesn't matter whether you're aiming to maintain your current level of fitness, have already started your journey towards improvement or haven't yet made the first move towards your goals. No matter where you are right now, these tips can help make this your fittest (and most fun) summer yet!

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P.S. I said it once and since it's important, I'll say it again: Don't forget--getting fit means getting healthy, so make a vow right now to commit to these tips for life!

-Katie Rosenbrock, The Active Times

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