By Miranda Massie on December 7, 2017
At this time of year, during the cold and dark winter months, many people typically hibernate and stay indoors. But there are still lots of ways to stay active and maintain a fitness routine. This month, we offer some winter-proof workouts for you to try.
Week 1: Workout at your desk
No time for the gym? No problem. Make the most of your time by doing this quick and easy routine from your desk, office, or anywhere with a spare chair.
Week 2: Think outside the box
Too busy or overwhelmed to find time to work out? Consider the Greatist.com’s list of stress-free ways to incorporate activity into your day, like delivering donations on foot, sledding and even singing.
Week 3: Embrace the snow (wherever you can find it)
Metro Vancouver offers a wealth of unique activities and adventures that can only be done in the winter. Don’t miss out on the fitness opportunities that snowy and chilly conditions can bring.
Week 4: Be prepared in cold weather
If you are heading out into the cold, make sure to review our Cold Weather Clues factsheet to ensure that you stay warm, dry and hydrated.
For more fitness tips and inspiration, visit our Fitting in Fitness page.
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By Miranda Massie on December 7, 2016
The temperature may have dropped but that’s no reason to stop moving. Check out all of the ways that you can keep your heart rate up over the holidays.
Week 1: Cold Weather Workout Tips
Before walking out the door, make sure to review our cold weather workout tips to ensure that you stay warm, dry and comfortable.
Week 2: Skate Your Way to Health
Enjoy some old fashion fun at Vancouver’s only outdoor skating rink at Robson Square. Skate rentals are $4, and skating is free if you bring your own! Plus, skating is a great workout that has lots of health benefits. Check out a full list of 38 Metro Vancouver skating rinks here.
Week 3: Winter Sport Conditioning
Getting ready to hit the slopes? Try these quick 30-minute fitness conditioning videos for skiing and snowboarding.
30 Minute Ski Conditioning Workout
28 Minute Snowboard Conditioning Workout
Week 4: Staying Strong Over the Holidays
Try these quick and easy bodyweight-only exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere. Even if you are travelling or have a packed schedule of social engagements, you can still stay on track with your fitness goals and routine.
For more even fitness tips and inspiration, visit our Fitting in Fitness page.
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