The winter is synonymous with hibernation, and it's common to hear people use the term as a joke to excuse them from their normal workouts. But it can be detrimental to your health to assume you can take a whole season off (or even part of the season off). Instead of dreading your workouts though, you can mix them up instead. Feel the burn even without the sun with these cool ideas!
Fun Winter Workout Ideas
Celebrate Your Surroundings
Your apartment in Portland, OR may not be swamped in snow all the time, but it's not far from some famous powder-covered slopes. Sledding, skiing, and snowball fights may take a little extra effort, but your body and your mind will thank you. All of these activities get you out and moving, and sledding and skiing can help you improve your coordination and balance. If you're looking for something a little more local, lace up your skates and glide along the ice.
Ditch Your Equipment
You don't need a lot of equipment to work out, a reality that is difficult to remember with all the workout gear for sale. When the available space in your home has been usurped by your tree and the many gifts piled underneath, you can use bodyweight exercises to work up a little sweat. From lunges to planks to traditional crunches and sit-ups, all you really need is yourself and some motivation if you want to get a good winter workout.
Look for Opportunities
Window shopping at the mall, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, an indoor game of tennis, a balance ball at work: it all counts and it's all worth it. The colder seasons may take a little extra planning, but it can make the activity that much more rewarding. Just walking around in an indoor space is often enough to get you on your way.
Portland apartments can be a great place to work out in the winter so you can beat the seasonal blues. If you're looking for an apartment complex that can keep up with your ambitious schedule, consider Kruseway Commons. We offer the space and amenities you need to get the most of your fitness routines, so give us a call today to schedule a tour.