The chilly winter weather and many holiday gatherings can easily result in missed workouts, leading to a decrease in energy. It is essential to move your body, even in the bitter cold! Hitting the (warm) gym is a great way to stay active and in a routine. Be sure to check out the many ways to stay active at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, including an array of group fitness classes, personal training sessions, Fitness on Demand offerings, Swim Dakotah!, Skate Dakotah!, and more!
While hitting the gym is a great way to stay active this winter, also consider mixing up your routine by embracing the outdoors—while getting some much-needed vitamin D—with these wintry activities!
Skiing: For one of the best winter workouts, focus on cross-country skiing rather than downhill; it will work your muscles out harder.
Snowshoeing: Strap on some snowshoes and go for a walk. Much like hiking or running, this aerobic workout burns calories quickly!
Ice Skating and Hockey: Skating is a great cardiovascular sport and gets your heart racing. It also improves your core, balance, and lower body strength.
Dog Walking/Running: Take your furry friend with you for a brisk walk/jog to get the blood flowing.