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Train in Winter for a Summer Body: Get Fit With Somerton

16 Mar 2022

Did you know that cold weather workouts can increase your endurance?


Winter is a great time to train your body. You can do this by running, lifting weights, and doing other forms of exercise to build muscle and burn fat. This will help you get that summer body you want so badly. 

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a winter workout.

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Why Should I Train in Winter?

There are plenty of reasons for winter training.

One of the most obvious is that it's cold outside, and you'll be less likely to want to go for a run or hit the gym. This is great because it means you can focus on your fitness goals without any distractions.

Additionally, many people take a break from working out during winter, but if you work out in winter, it makes it easy to come back during warmer months when you don't want to work out or it's too hot.

It's easier to stay focused on your fitness goals in winter because there are fewer distractions from friends and family. If you're outside with your friends enjoying a beautiful day where you'd rather be playing than working out, it's going to be difficult to stay on track.

The cold weather can also help you burn more calories because your body will need to work harder to keep warm.

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What Exercises Should I Do in Winter?

There are plenty of exercises you can do in the winter to stay fit. Here are a few workout goals:

Running

Running is a great way to get in shape, and it's especially good during the winter because you can do it inside or outside. If you're running inside, make sure to crank up the heat so you don't get too cold.

Lifting Weights

Lifting weights is always a great way to get in shape because it helps you build muscle which will burn more fat. It also gives your whole body a proper workout.

Sprints

If running isn't your thing, then try some sprints! You can do them inside or outside, and they're great for burning calories.

Bootcamp Style Workout

Bootcamp is extremely popular and is a great way to get in shape. You can do it inside or outside, often with a group, to keep you motivated.

Bootcamp workouts are great for the winter.

Hit the Gym

Hit the gym even on colder days! This will help you keep your fitness level up, and you'll be able to try out new machines you're interested in but have yet to use.

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Swimming

Swimming is a great way to stay in shape, and it's perfect for winter because you can do it inside. It's one of the best cardio activities you can do.

Any of these exercises are great for getting in shape during winter. Just make sure to focus on your goals and push yourself to work harder than you ever have before. You'll see results in no time!

How Can I Stay Warm While Exercising in Winter?

Staying warm while exercising in the winter can be a bit of a challenge, but with some planning, you can do it! Here are a few tips to help you stay warm while exercising in the winter.

Wear Layers

You should wear layers on your upper and lower body that are appropriate for the weather. If it's cold outside, then it's probably best to wear tights or pants with long-sleeve shirts underneath a sweatshirt.

On days when the weather is milder, you'll only need to wear long pants with a sweatshirt and maybe a hat or earmuffs.

Wear Gloves

If it's cold outside, wearing gloves is essential. They will help keep your hands nice and warm, so you can continue exercising without any problems.

Wear Multiple Fabrics

You should also wear different types of fabrics. For example, if it's cold outside, you'll want to wear tights or pants made of thicker material, with a long-sleeve shirt underneath your sweatshirt. On days when the weather isn't as harsh, you can wear pants and a short-sleeve shirt instead.

Dress for the Weather

Finally, always dress for the weather. If it's cold outside, dress warmly. If it's hot outside, dress lightly. You don't want to be too cold or too hot while you're working out.

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What Can I Do to Stay Motivated in Winter?

Winter is a challenging time for most people when it comes to working out. However, you can stay motivated by keeping your eye on the prize. If you want to look good in summer, then start training in winter, so that your body will be round and sculpted by next summer. Remember, with some hard work and dedication, you can achieve any fitness goal you set for yourself!

Some basic goals that you can set include exercising three times a week for at least an hour each time. Do this, and you'll be in great shape by summer! Other goals can include exercising six days a week for half an hour each day.

Furthermore, you can aim to exercise every day of the week for one whole hour. These might seem ambitious goals that might take some time to achieve. But it is important to remember that Rome wasn't built in a day! Set smaller goals first, and then gradually increase the difficulty level.

If you find that winter is a difficult time for you to stay on track with your fitness goals, then try working out with a friend or joining a group fitness class to help motivate you!

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Start Training for That Summer Body This Winter

Now you know all about how to stay fit during winter, so it's time to get started! Browse through our website today and find a workout plan that works for you. Somerton is here for your fitness needs all year round!

Whether you're working out in the winter or summer, hiring a personal trainer will help you get your summer body ready. Personal trainers will boost your motivation and advice what works best for your body. They will also control your performance so that you don't injure yourself during exercise!

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