When it’s dark by 5:00 p.m., getting in a workout might be the last thing you want to do. But all hope is not lost. With a bit of creativity and a dash of motivation, you can get your fitness on all winter long.
If you’re in a fitness slump this winter, try one (or all) of these tips, tricks, and activities.
There’s nothing quite like a hot yoga class on a frigid night. Yoga studios tend to offer classes throughout the day, so you’ll have no problem finding a class after work, even when it’s already dark out.
Winter can be a great time to run if you’re prepared. It’s also a great excuse to slow down and really focus on your running form.
Find a friend who knows a thing or two about ice fishing and give it a go. There’s more movement involved than you might realize! Build a fire, set up the lines, and reel in the day’s big catch for a surprisingly effective and creative workout.
If there’s a perfect season for a lunchtime workout, winter just might be it. You’ll even be able to take advantage of what little sunshine is available if you move things outdoors. Here’s how to execute the perfect workout on your lunch break.
Sledding is tons of fun. It’s also an amazing workout:
With so many ways to turn sledding into a workout, you’re bound to find one everyone enjoys. As a bonus, sledding can also be done in the dark, especially when the moon is bright.
Dancing is another great workout that doesn’t require daylight. Turn your evening chores like cooking dinner and tidying up into an all-out dance party, and you’ll be multitasking like a pro. Dancing is also a great way to warm up before a winter run.