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Keeping Fit at Home: Helpful Tips from Your Dunwoody Fitness Center

Feb 9, 2014

" Temperatures on a Tuesday morning [at a remote weather station in the north Georgia mountains] were already at 8 degrees in Atlanta and 6 degrees below zero -- the coldest temperatures in the state for years. Temperatures hit lows in parts of West Virginia not felt for 25 years, while the extreme cold in Virginia beat record lows that had stood since the late 1950s. "

" Monday's subzero temperatures also smashed records in Chicago, which set a record for the date at minus 16, and Fort Wayne, Ind., where the mercury fell to 13 below. Records also fell in Oklahoma and Texas, and wind chills across the region were 40 below and colder. Officials in states like Indiana already struggling with high winds and more than a foot of snow urged residents to stay home if they could. "

It’s cold outside, and people are being advised to stay at home to keep safe. However, just because it’s difficult to visit your favorite Dunwoody fitness center doesn’t mean you get a pass from working out. Remember: If there’s a will, there’s a way.

So what can you do to work out at home? If you have a treadmill, stationary bike, or other piece of exercise equipment in storage, it’s time to put them to good use. If you live in a multi-floor home or apartment building, take to the stairs. Kitchen counters are great for lunges and upright pushups. Utilize your couch for tricep dips.

Home workout routines serve a temporary purpose, however. It’s hard to keep motivated when working out at home, so once winter is over, head out to see a good personal trainer in Dunwoody like the ones at Fitness Together to receive the workout you need to get back in healthy and glorious shape.

(Article Information and Image from 'Polar vortex' breaks temperature records in southern and eastern parts of US, Fox News, Jan. 7, 2014)


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