Workout While Winter’s Hanging On

January 23, 2017

If you’ve got big plans this year – to start a family, to get in shape, or just to live a healthier lifestyle – we’ve got the 411 you need to make it through the winter right here. It’s not like we’re all getting up when it’s bright and sunny and warm out to put in some gym time – dark and cold and dreary = not the best formula to work out. So, what can you do that’s indoors and motivating? Here are some ideas!

 

Indoor Workouts to Get Your Mojo On

 

  1. Spin out. Spin classes take cycling by storm, and the interval training built in is great for your mind and physique.
     

  2. Swim all the way. The water gives you more of a workout than you’d think it does, and the low-impact makes it easy on your joints while improving your breathing and muscle tone.
     

  3. Use your body. There’s a reason bodyweight workouts are so popular – there’s no equipment to lug around, and you’ve got instant resistance and balance training built in. Google ‘bodyweight workouts’, and for more intensity, add some tabata (20 seconds on, 10 second rest) loops.
     

  4. Rock out. Visit an indoor rock climbing wall – lots of sporting locations have them, as do some independent gyms and kids’ activity businesses. This can burn up to 650 calories per hour. If you climb well, it really works your legs, back, and shoulders!
     

  5. Check out a boot camp. During the warmer months, lots of rec centers hold these at local parks in the region, and many also have indoor sessions when it’s chilly. The strength training moves with a team can really encourage you and boost your mood (and your body strength).
     

  6. Find your zen. You can definitely get a workout while distressing with some yoga poses. Look up videos on YouTube and put on your most relaxing tunes.
     

  7. Get sporty. Take on some indoor sports in a league or pickup game with friends during the winter. Try dodgeball, basketball, or soccer for a fun workout as you get sweaty and have a good time.
     

  8. Try out a row. The rowing machine is a favorite of elite athletes because it combines a leg press, deadlift, and a long row motion. It’s an easy motion, once you get into it, while still being a stationary workout that you set your own intensity to.

 

Regardless of your reason to workout this winter season, we hope you find some inspiration from these ideas. If you’d like to talk to a specialist about what workouts might be right for you while trying to conceive, or find out how you can best get on a healthy track to have a baby, please contact us anytime at 717-747-3099, or click on the button below. Or if you’d like to learn more about us without changing out of your sweaty gym clothes, you can check out our free webinar here.

 

 Sincerely,

 

Dr. Melanie Ochalski

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