Do you need to winterize your workout? If you took a holiday hiatus from healthy habits, chances are you’re eager to start exercising, tackling toning goals, and shedding any unwanted weight.
But despite good intentions, the winter’s bleak, blustery backdrop can quickly put a chill on your motivation to move.
Getting excited for exercise can be challenging enough without the added obstacle of trekking through cold conditions. By eliminating a chilly commute to the gym, you save precious time, cut out costly facility fees, avoid driving in dangerous, wintry weather, and increase your likelihood of exercising.
To do this, you need only a small, clutter-free space, 20 minutes, and one budget-friendly toning tool: a resistance band. (I used Mokoss bands from Amazon but any similar product found online or at sporting goods stores will work.) Before you know it, you’ll be done with your training and snuggled up on the sofa.
Don’t leave your healthy habits out in the cold. Thaw out your freezer-burned muscles with the following winter-friendly workout:
Arctic abdominal row
Toning Tip: This exercise can be modified to a knee-dominant plank.
Seated sled back blitz
Toning tip: For those with lower-back aches or flexibility limitations, bend your knees slightly.
Polar plunge lunge
Toning tip: If balance is an issue, consider making this two separate exercises. The first being the stationary lunge pulses, followed by arm extensions from a standing position.