Colorado gets quite a lot of extreme winter weather conditions. Snow, ice, and wind can make outdoor exercising habits pretty impractical and difficult. Winter has its advantages, of course. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more are all wonderful outdoor activities—but not everyone can use them as their regular exercise. What’s more, sometimes extreme weather conditions can make even those options unsafe for a time. You don’t have to give up your exercise routines in the winter, though. Switching to indoor exercises can help you stay fit and keep up your routines year-round.
There are plenty of different options for indoor exercises that you can do. Some of them involve equipment, or classes, or specific locations, but others you can just do in your home on your own. Here are some of the best ideas for exercising indoors during winter:
- Use your gym – Local gyms are full of equipment you can easily use to stay in shape, from weights to stationary bikes to rowing machines. Some gyms also offer great classes like yoga, dancing, kickboxing, and more if unstructured, generic gym time isn’t your style.
- Go for a swim – Indoor pools are a great way to stay toned and work your cardio in the winter. Just schedule swimming laps into your regular routine.
- Hit the track or treadmill – Runners don’t have to bundle up and brave the snow to log miles. Find an indoor track or use the treadmills at your local gym.
- Try body-weight activities – If paying for a gym or pool membership isn’t for you, you can easily do exercises at home using just your natural body weight, like push-ups and sit-ups.
- Get a DVD – You can easily pick up a cheap DVD that will lead you through a tough workout in your own living room, too.