Winter is coming, for some of us it was here when the temp dropped below 70, and it started getting dark at 6. This can be a problem for those of us that workout in the evening or just don’t like to be cold. Never fear there is a solution, and no its not just sit on your couch. Winter is a great time to figure out if there is another form of exercise that you enjoy besides the outside stuff.
Now that it is getting dark so early if you are still insisting on running, walking or biking outside make sure that you are visible in bright colors. If on the other hand you would prefer to not run into the pothole and turn your ankle you can bring your workout inside.
For those that enjoy the cold weather, make sure that you are dressing appropriately, there are many different charts to look at that show you the best way to dress for the weather here is a good one from Cosmopolitan:
When it is cold and dark I prefer to bring my workout indoors. When working out indoors there are a few things to know.
Find a workout you enjoy, now is the time to try out the classes that we offer and see if one of them fits you. Zumba is a fun Latin inspired dance class that will get you moving, and if you are anything like me, laughing at yourself. Maybe Yoga is more your speed we offer a relaxing yoga that you can go home and go to bed after on Thursday evenings. Always wanted to try weights but where not sure where to start? Come check out Circuit Training and learn about all the weights in the gym.
Classes not your thing, just want to run or walk, come try out the treadmill, elliptical or Arc trainer to get your heart rate up. Want to try something different for cardio, rowing is a great way work the whole body and get your heart rate up. Want to work your back side come see how many steps you can get on the stair-climber.
Still not impressed, want something different or rehabbing from an injury, the pool is for you! The pool is not just for Grandma there are many different ways you can get your heart rate up and work your muscles in the pool. Find a great pool workout on YouTube and come try it out in the water!
Changing up your routine and trying out new things whether it be a new workout or bringing your workout inside is always a good choice and this is the perfect time of year to change up your routine!