Winter can be a tough time of year for those who enjoy getting out and exercising. It’s so easy to find excuses when you look outside and see blustery conditions and piles of snow. For those of us that live in Michigan, cold weather is a reality, but it doesn’t have to stop us from getting up, working out, and feeling great. Here are some tips for winter workouts.
– Don’t limit yourself to staying indoors…it’s only cold for a minute, well, maybe 2. But don’t hang up your running shoes just because of winter weather.
– Dress for the conditions, about 20-25 degrees warmer than the actual temperature.
– Layer your clothes so its easier to adjust when you start to warm up.
– Cover your ears and hands, find shoes or traction cleats to reduce your chances of slipping, and remember a reflective vest with an LED light.
Your runs might be shorter and a bit slower, but it sure will feel nice to get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Occasional outdoor workouts will help balance some interesting indoor workouts. After all, variety is the spice of life.
Winter Workout Special :: HIIT Mini Session
Join our HIIT (high intensity interval training) class now for only $30. We’ve got 5 sessions remaining and this is a great time to jump in and test out the class. Classes take place outside at our Coopersville location on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00-5:30am. We also take walk-ins at $7 per session, but if you sign up for all 5 right now you’ll get the $30 discounted price. Click here to join the class.