Fitness Solutions is an established Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store. We have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. We are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In our latest article, we talk about fitness tips on staying fit and healthy in the cold winter months.
Fitness Tips to Stay Fit & Healthy This Winter
We all know the winter months in Saskatchewan are some of the hardest times to stay fit and healthy. It’s dark outside by dinner time making us want to cozy up on the couch and binge watch the hottest show on Netflix, snack bowl in hand.
It’s recommended to exercise for at least thirty minutes, five days a week. This may sound easy, but it is a lot harder than it seems for the average person to make time for fitness, which is why Fitness Solutions are here to help. Here are some tips to help you reach your fitness goals and get you moving as we approach colder temperatures.
Outdoor Winter Activities Get You Moving
When temperatures drop significantly, it is hard sometimes to brave the cold for a stroll or run outside. However, when you are going to do an outdoor activity in the winter it may increase your motivation.
Add on the extra layer of warm clothes and do outdoor games with friends or family such as building a snowman in your backyard. Grab a sled or toboggan and find the nearest hill to enjoy sliding down numerous times. Go cross country skiing or snow shoeing. You won’t even realize how much exercise you are getting since it is drowned out by all the fun!
Outdoor rinks are also a great way to get exercise in the winter outside. Go for a leisurely skate or grab a few friends to play shinny with. All of these are healthy ways to get you outside and moving!
Work Out At Home
If you prefer an indoor workout regardless of the weather, working out at home is a great way to get in your fitness for the day/week without leaving the house during winter. You don’t need an elaborate home gym set up to reach your goals. It’s best to first look at your fitness goals and see what equipment you need that best suits your goals.
There are many home fitness equipment options that do not take up much space in your home or require little storage, as we know space can sometimes be an issue. Resistance bands, weights and many home gym options are available at Fitness Solutions. Contact your local fitness experts today to see what you need to reach your goals.
Have a Work Out Buddy
Some people enjoy working out by themselves but for others it is hard to get motivated by yourself. Ask a friend or family member to see if they want to join you on your next work out.
If they are not in your household or in your “bubble”, try a virtual option. Video call them to do a workout video together or give them a phone call on your next walk outside, allowing them to still be present for the workout motivating you along the way.
Set Realistic Fitness Goals
It’s best to ease yourself into a fitness routine so that you are more likely to stick with it and get into the habit of working out and staying fit in winter. If you want to workout at home, start with a 10 minute exercise routine and as you get into the routine, you can increase to 20 minutes and so on, depending on how it works best for you.
If you need help with your fitness goals, our team at Fitness Solutions is here to help you stay fit and healthy this winter. We take the time to ask you questions and go through all the details to find the perfect equipment for you. When comparing price versus quality, Fitness Solutions Saskatoon is your trusted local place to shop for home fitness equipment.
At Fitness Solutions, we have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. Whether it's a treadmill, free weights, racks, elliptical, yoga mat, or paddle board, we are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen.