The holiday season is quickly approaching, which may bring potential hiccups to the fitness routine you’ve created over the past year. Maybe you’re traveling to see family and friends or hosting a special gathering in your home this year. However the holiday season looks for your family, it’s a joyous time filled with priceless memories (and delicious food!).
If you’re wondering how you’ll keep active amidst time spent with family and friends, you’re not alone. With all the festivities and business of the season, your fitness routine may have been set aside in the past. Luckily, it’s easy to keep your body moving while enjoying all that the holidays have to offer! Here are a few quick tips to help you stay active:
- Block out time for daily movement, even if that means a short 10 to 20-minute walking workout. At the end of the day, moving your body is the goal!
- Wake up before the rest of your family to hop into a stretching session, yoga workout, or strength workout. Night owl? Stay up a little later after everyone goes to sleep!
- Snowing outside? Make winter weather a part of an outdoor workout: trek into the snow for a walk with family or have a fun snowball fight with the kids!
If you plan on being away from home over the holidays, don’t fret about leaving your iFIT-enabled equipment. With the iFIT fitness app, you can take your favorite iFIT Trainers with you (don’t worry, they travel light). If you’ll be staying with someone who owns similar equipment or close to a local gym, you can access the entire iFIT Library from the app, including our holiday and winter workout series. You’ll simply select the workout you’d like to do and then choose to go unpaired.
No equipment? No problem! The iFIT TV app allows you to hop into a great workout with no equipment needed. Now enhanced with closed captioning and music stations, our TV app allows you to customize your workout experience however you’d like!
Here are a few workout series to help you knock out your daily exercise while training away from home. Best of all, they’ll help you get into that holiday spirit!
Walk and jog in festive Germany
Pack your bags and travel to Germany with iFIT Trainer Casey Gilbert! In his popular Germany Holiday Walk and Jog Series, Casey will be your tour guide through cheerful holiday markets, stunning castles, and charming medieval towns! Don’t have access to a treadmill or elliptical? Take an outdoor walk and follow along with Casey!
Bike around the North Pole
Have you always wanted to see the North Pole? Now, you can! iFIT Trainer John Wessling guides you through snowy Alaska in his North Pole Mini Cycle Series. Over these three bike workouts, you’ll ride through the famous Ice Art Park light show, visit the North Pole, and more. Get ready for a wintery wonderland adventure!
Go for a wintery row in Glacier National Park
Ready for stunning views of sun-lit glaciers, hidden lakes, and forested mountain ranges? Head to Montana with iFIT Trainers Susan Francia and Stesha Carle for the Glacier Beginner Rowing Series. You’ll sharpen your rowing technique while taking in some incredible sights as your backdrop for the holiday season!
Strength training in chilly Iceland
With an average temperature of 33-35°F in the winter, Iceland is the perfect destination for building new strength over the holidays! In the Iceland Time Crunch Series, iFIT Trainers Jonnie Gale and Hannah Eden will coach you through the grandeur of Iceland, where you’ll run intervals and work on strength.
Have a little more time on your hands? Join these iFIT Trainers in their lengthier Iceland Strength Series! Similar to the Iceland Time Crunch Series, this workout series features 18 workouts that are all about HIIT intervals and strength training. You won’t need access to equipment for these workouts—just your bodyweight and dumbbells are required! Get to work with Jonnie and Hannah in this workout series on the iFIT mobile or TV app.
Beat the winter blues in Bermuda
Winter not your season? Make like a bird and travel off to warmer weather in tropical Bermuda! In the Bermuda Beginner Vinyasa Yoga Series, iFIT Trainer Shelley Dawson guides you through refreshing yoga workouts with the island’s stunning beaches, tucked away coves, fascinating historical sites, and more as your tropic scenery!
Keep the humbug out of your holiday season by sticking to the fitness routine you’ve established. With the iFIT app, you can start on these wintery workouts wherever you go. When you make time for your fitness goals, you’ll be able to enjoy all the merriment without the unnecessary guilt!
Disclaimer: This blog 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. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment.