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Exercising through the Fall and Winter? How to Stay Motivated


Knowing how to stay motivated throughout the fall and winter seasons is more important than you might think. The warm temperatures and longer hours of sunlight in spring and summer make playing sports, walking, biking, swimming and jogging outdoors much easier.
If the coming weather leaves you feeling unmotivated, planning ahead may help in your success to maintaining an active healthy lifestyle this winter.

Invest in warm clothing
If you feel warmer when you’re outdoors in colder temperatures, you’re more likely to keep up jogging, walking, dancing, cycling or outdoor fitness classes.

Exercise Indoors
If even wearing thermal layers isn’t enough for you to stay motivated to exercise outdoors in the fall and winter, concentrate on indoor activities that will help you achieve your fitness goals. There are plenty of strength training and aerobic classes that can be taken indoors.
Indoor sports like basketball, volleyball and swimming are also great ways to keep healthy this winter. (Remember you have access to FREE exercise classes Mon-Fri, classes will be held indoors during the winter.)

Sign Up for a Gym
If you prefer working out alone or maybe working out in a weight training setting joining a gym for the winter months could be the right choice for you.

It may take a little extra effort to stay motivated to exercise during the cold fall and winter months, but your health is worth spending the extra time and money. If you fail to work out for several months, you could put on more weight, lose strength and tone in your muscles and find yourself with less endurance for physical activity come spring.

Reminder Free Fitness Classes are offered year-round!
For more information on our class schedule, upcoming events, health and wellness support or to schedule a group screening please email me at [email protected]

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Christine De La Rosa
Community Health Worker