For those of us that love the great outdoors, looking outside when you’re supposed to be going for a run at 7 am in the winter can leave you feeling less than inspired.
Currently outside my window is a sky full of grim grey overcast clouds and it’s raining that awful sidewise rain.
Never fear though, you don’t have to just keep fit by going outside. Check out these 5 ways you can exercise and stay healthy during the inside months without worrying about wind and rain.
Get to the gym.
Going to the gym is my number one choice. It’s indoors it’s full of equipment to help you work out. Most gyms offer lessons within the cost of the gym membership – a great time to try some new things. Spin and step class are my personal favorites.
Take it one step further by getting yourself a PT to help mix up your routine and reach your goals.
Take snowboarding or skiing lessons.
A couple years ago I decided to take up snowboarding. Man, it’s a hard sport. I wore my heart rate monitor once and burnt 1000 calories in an hour and a half session. It’s tougher then it looks and you use lots of different muscles trying to control the board.
It’s a lot of fun and you feel so great when you’ve managed to get a lesson signed off.
Take dancing lessons.
When I was younger I did ballet, tap and jazz lessons. You wouldn’t t believe it if you saw how inflexible and heavy footed I am!
You can find a lot of lessons like this for adults of all abilities. It’s not about how good you are, it’s about having fun and getting active. So get your best tap dance shoes on and let’s go!
Use the power of YouTube.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to exercise routines on YouTube. Yoga, Hiit, Spin sessions, Zumba – there are loads of things you can do from the comfort of your own home. Just search for what you fancy.
Here are some of my favorite YouTubers that inspire me to stay fit – they do vlogs, show their workouts and what they eat. I can be often caught watching this videos on the treadmill at the gym.
Swimming is a tough sport. It uses so many different muscles and is easy on the joints, but you do have to push yourself. Having a leisurely swim just isn’t going to cut it – make so you’re working hard and swimming as fast as you can to get the most benefit out of the pool.
If you have time, reward yourself with a bit of time in the steam room afterward.
How do you stay fit indoors?
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