Finding motivation to workout in winter weather isn’t easy, but with the right gear and options…it is possible to enjoy the outdoors this time of year.
When my husband and I lived in Vancouver, B.C. I became a big fan of winter weather workouts. The crisp air added some “umph” to my workout and inspired me to move with intention (especially in an effort to stay warm).
To thrive in an outdoor workout, I recommend the following:
- Music! Keep the energy up with your favorite tunes (and possibly add some ear warmth to keep the party going).
- Layers. I typically select a sleeveless top and thick fleece shirt to ensure warmth on my workout. (You’d be surprised how quickly you warm up on that morning power walk – so layers are critical).
- Shoes with grip. Active shoes with great traction are important for any workout, but especially ones in unpredictable weather.
During this time of year, you will most often find me on a power walk with my little family or a quick 30 minute circuit on the front steps of my house. And of course, I warm up inside to complete my stretching…the most important part of staying healthy in the winter! What are your favorite activities during this time of year?