Don’t let the winter season put a halt in your fitness routine. If the cold weather is stopping your from heading outdoors to work up a sweat, there are tons of other calorie-busting workouts that you can do indoors (that doesn’t include working out at the gym). From exercises that you can do at home to classes you can enroll in, I’ve rounded up a list of indoor workouts that you can do over the winter season and all year round.
1. At Home Circuit Training
Circuit training is a great workout that you can do at home because you can do it even without professional workout equipment. It’s a form of resistance training using high-intensity aerobics such as burpees, squats, crunches, etc. You can do a full body workout in 30 minutes and burn 30% more calories than a typical weight workout.
This isn’t just a body workout but a mind workout as well. Aside from improving strength and flexibility, it can also help to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Plus, you can do yoga within the comforts of your own home. There are different types of yoga; you just need to find a style that suits you.
3. Indoor Swimming
If you love to swim, you don’t need to give it up this winter. I’m sure that you’ll be able to find a resort, a gym or a community center that has a heated indoor pool where you can continue doing your laps regularly.
4. Dance Workout
There are tons of dance classes that you can enroll to, depending on the style that you like. From jazz to barre, ballroom to belly dancing, Zumba classes and Pole, there’s a bunch of different dance styles to choose from. If you are too shy to attend a dance class, you can just buy DVD’s or just search them on Youtube and do your dance workout at home.
5. Boxing Class
How about a workout that doubles as self defense? A boxing workout offers a full body workout that focuses on cardio, endurance and muscle toning.
Unleash the kid in you and hop on a trampoline. This childhood activity has turned into a new fitness craze because 6 minutes of fun on a trampoline equals to running to about a mile! Find a trampoline park in your neighborhood or see if there’s a trampoline class near you.