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Beat the Cold with 4 Outdoor Workout Alternatives

Nov 15, 2021

Everyone has a different approach to fitness. Some of us love the sanctity of a fully furnished, private personal training studio, while others crave the sun’s warm rays and the cool, crisp air hitting their face as they work up a sweat.

There’s one thing we can probably all agree on, however – in Maryland, when the temps drop way below freezing, exercising outdoors becomes increasingly difficult – and hazardous.

The good news is that spring is not too, too far off. Even better? Several outdoor workout alternatives are easily attainable at a local fitness studio.

Consider the following:

  1. Are you a cycling enthusiast? Spin sessions and stationary bikes are an easy swap when the roads are slippery, and the trails get treacherous.
  2. Gotta run? Follow these steps. No, seriously – take the steps. Staircases offer a simple, accessible way to burn some calories and build your endurance. You’ll definitely find opportunities at the local gym or studio, and you can supplement with reps at home, the office, the university, and the shopping center. Alternatively, you can take to the treadmill and engage in 30-60 second speed reps on an incline, followed by recovery periods at a more gradual pace on the level.
  3. Grab a dumbbell, smart guy: Many outdoor exercises center on forward motion (walking, running, etc.), but that can occasionally sideline training for the shoulders, back, chest, and arms. Head to the fitness studio to indulge in some cold-weather upper body workouts, with kickbacks, bicep curls, bench press exercises, and so much more.
  4. Go virtual: If the weather outside is too frightful – stay home! Find a fitness trainer that offers online training (we happen to know a guy) and feel the burn from the privacy of your living room.

Virtual or in-person, Fitness Together Ellicott City offers outdoor workout alternatives this winter that will help you build the energy and stamina to do what you love all year long. Sound cool? Schedule your complimentary fit evaluation today.

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