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How to Switch Up Your Workout Routine for Winter

woman running outside in the snowEven as the cold creeps in and the season changes, keep your winter workout plan hot and fresh. Each new season brings an opportunity to set different goals and allows you to measure new areas of success. Switch up your usual workout routine and stay excited about your fitness goals. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t let the winter weather deter you from reaching your goals. Use these tips to help transition your workouts to be successful no matter the weather outside.

Exercise Indoors

Even though the winter weather might force your workouts to be inside, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Motivate yourself by creating new exercises to practice specifically when you must workout indoors. If you practice your pushups all winter long, you’ll be surprised by the muscles you gain in time for spring. Add variety to your workout routine to keep yourself engaged and exercising new areas. Utilize new ways of exercising such as indoor cycling or swimming. Join a new fitness class with a friend to spice up your usual routine and gain an accountability partner to help you meet your winter goals.

Set New Goals

The beginning of a new season is a great time to reevaluate where you are at in your fitness journey and where you want to be. Perhaps you have made more progress in some areas and would like to refocus your workout routine to exercise your weaker muscles. Use this change of season as a time to challenge yourself for bigger and better goals. A great way to push yourself extra is to switch up your strength training by using heavier weights. You will gain lean muscle and be ready for beach season around the corner.

Refresh Your Workout Gear

Sometimes a new workout outfit can give you the motivation you need to get out of the house and into the gym. Purchase a new piece of warm workout clothing this winter to help you look and feel like a champion. Trying on new clothes is also a great way to stay motivated as you get to see first-hand the inches you have lost since this time last year. A new workout outfit is a great way to feel confident as you take on new challenges and improve your workouts for winter.