Well, that was fun. Summer is fleeting and the temperature is dropping. This means that you’re either prepping your cold weather gear for outdoor workouts or trying to figure out how to bring those workouts indoors.
The best thing about warm weather is having a number of workout options, but when living in cities that are subjected to brutally cold temperatures, it’s important to have a plan. This doesn’t mean joining a traditional gym or investing in expensive workout equipment. It just means it’s time for you to get creative.
Tips for indoor workouts
1. Join a boutique studio or health club subscription service.
If you’re not interested in joining a traditional gym, but you also dread the idea of an at-home workout, it may be time to look into joining a boutique studio or a gym that is centered on a specific discipline like boxing, indoor cycling, barre, yoga, or even rock climbing.
If you want to have access to multiple studios and gyms, there are programs like ClassPass, that allow you to visit their partner studios for a monthly fee.
2. Download an app or subscribe to an online program.
There are so many apps, YouTube channels, and cable subscriptions that you can join to get your workouts in without having to program them yourself. You can think of it like you would attending group fitness classes at any gym or studio, but within the comfort of your own home, without having to worry about anyone invading your personal space, and without having to encounter B.O.
Nike, Insanity, RunKeeper, Aaptiv, Victorious, and Daily Burn are all apps that you could look into!
3. Join a small group or organize your own small group.
If your buddies are also interested in bringing their workouts indoors or even starting a fitness journey, then this may be a great place to start. You can start by building a schedule, something that works for everyone and deciding on a central indoor location.
You can discuss the types of workouts that interest you all and maybe incorporate the