During the warm summer months, nothing is as enjoyable as fun in the sunshine, taking a dip in the local pool, or strolling through your favorite local park. But when the cold breeze starts blowing and temperatures drop, we have to get creative and intentional about indoor activities to get us through the cold months. Depending on where you live in the world, you may still have a bit of time left for outdoor workouts before it’s too cold. But for those of you who are ready to start your indoor workouts, here are some ideas!
Hit up the gym
For those of you who do prefer the atmosphere of a gym, you can try out a gym membership for this part of the year. In the gym, the temperature is always right, you can replace running outside with running on a treadmill, take a yoga class, or you could work on your strength training. There are a lot of possibilities in the gym, and you can constantly switch up your workout without getting bored. Go at your own pace but work towards challenging yourself as you progress.
You don’t have to commit to a gym membership. Simply by working out at home you can keep fit, by using your own home as your private fitness space. If you are ready for a real challenge, there are plenty of High Intensity Interval Training workouts available on the Internet that only require little time and little space. You could work out a couple of times a week with sessions of 15 to 30 minutes. This is perfect when you are short on time but still want to see results.
Visit the local indoor pool
If there is an indoor pool near where you live, you may want to pay it some visits in the colder months to come. Swimming is easy on the joints while still working your muscles and raising your heart rate. So, if your joints need to be eased into a workout, then swimming can be great way to get in shape.
Use YouTube to your advantage
One of my favorite things about YouTube is the availability of free workouts. You can find pretty much any workout on YouTube — yoga, Pilates, dance routine exercises, etc. You can find them from novice to expert levels. The options are limitless, so you’re sure to find a workout that suits you!
Work on picking one of these options and sticking with it. Don’t let the weather undermine your activity level – it’s usually as simple as making small adjustments. I use my rebounder and hand weights to continue my fitness momentum when it’s cold outside. It takes up very little space and keeps me active.
What is your favorite at-home workout routine to do? Reply below – I love to try some of your ideas!