4 ways to stay active during winter
Hello there, friends! Kait VanHoff here. I’m an iFit ambassador, bringing you my 4 favorite ways to stay active during the holiday months! We all know that when the cold weather hits, it becomes a little harder to have that motivation to stay fit…BUT with these fun activities, you won’t have a problem getting outside and staying active.
Whether you love the fluffy snow during winter, or you’d rather be warm in the studio, you can enjoy these activities with friends and family to live a healthy lifestyle together. I love having variety during my winter activities, so my body stays engaged and on its toes!
1. Snowboarding or skiing. Hitting the slopes is number one on my list. There’s nothing better than getting in those first tracks of the day and breathing in the fresh air. Plus, it’s absolutely STUNNING! Resorts cater to all levels, so whether you’re a beginner or experienced skier, I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun!
2. Indoor climbing. Once it gets frosty outside, the indoor climbing begins! Most climbing gyms have the option of becoming a member or just dropping in, so it gives you a chance to try it out. It’s also a great way to involve friends and family, because there are a variety of routes that vary in difficulty for you to try. I love climbing, because it pushes me and humbles me. There are always those routes that I totally crush, and then those routes that take a little bit of work…and that’s what keeps me going back!
3. Snowshoeing. If snowboarding or skiing doesn’t call your name, but you still want to be outside this winter, snowshoeing is the way to go! It’s such an amazing way to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Most hiking trails that are there in the summer are accessible during the winter with snowshoes. So hit up your favorite hikes during these next few months! My favorite is hiking to a peak, so I can take in the amazing view. If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, check your local outdoor shop to see if they have rentals.
4. Hot yoga. Stepping into a hot room with like-minded people during the cold months is pretty much heaven on earth to me. It’s a great way to stretch out your body and get your sweat on. Try a studio that offers multiple types of classes, so whether your body is calling for a powerful flow or a restorative class, you can give your mind and body what they need.
Switching it up this holiday season could make all the difference. Some of these might be a little bit out of your comfort zone, but comfort zones have never brought growth—remember that.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays filled with joy, staying fit, and enjoying time with your loved ones.
WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.