You may have noticed it already. There’s a chill in the air that makes your ears and throat burn during early morning runs, and the sun seems to be setting a little earlier than we’d like each evening.
There’s no denying it. The subtle signs of winter are all around us, and skipping that after work or early morning workout to stay indoors in front of the television seems more and more appealing.
Of course there are the snow bunnies among us, who find no day too cool for a brisk, heart-pumping run, and who rejoice in the chance to don moisture wicking wool and frolic in the snow. But for many of us, the days of enjoyable outdoor training sessions are coming to a close, and it’s tempting to throw in the towel, wrap up in a warm blanket, and settle in for that long hibernation.
At Red Run Fitness, we understand the need to slow down and cozy up this time of year, but we also know how important it is to maintain a fitness routine throughout the year. Failure to stick to an exercise regimen throughout the winter makes it harder to get back in shape when warmer days return, meaning time spent frustrated and dissatisfied with workouts, rather than really getting out there and enjoying the summer sun as soon as it arrives.
Maintaining a fitness routine throughout winter provides more benefits than just the physical. For many, winter can be a sleepy, sometimes anxiety-producing time. When you exercise, endorphins are released within your body that trigger positive feelings, and help combat any lethargy or moodiness this time of year. There’s nothing like an intense workout to beat those winter blues!
Rather than mourn the end of your favorite outdoor sweat sessions, take your fitness to the gym! Having a safe, comfortable indoor space dedicated to the success of your fitness and wellness plans will make it easy to stick to your routine this winter. With knowledgeable staff, a supportive community and a diverse mix of classes to suit every person, you’ll be glad you took care of yourself this winter by joining us indoors.