5 Workouts That Are Perfect for Winter


Winter is approaching and with less daylight and colder temperatures, we’re craving different types of movement and are not always as motivated as we are in the hotter months.

Movement is important all year long, but especially during the winter months if you’re feeling low in energy or your mood is down. So change up your workout routine to add some activities that are ideal for this time of year and that you look forward to.


1. Brisk Walking

It’s simple, but it can absolutely deliver on big fitness gains. Brisk walking works the muscles of the lower body and is lower impact on your joints. It improves cardiovascular fitness and promotes good bone health. Do it in nearly any weather by dressing appropriately.


2.Pilates and Yoga

If you notice tight hip muscles or hamstrings, it could be because many of us tend to spend more time sitting inside during the colder months of the year compared with when the weather is more hospitable.

Practices like Pilates and yoga, which promote strength, mobility, and flexibility, can really help counteract all of that immobility. The strengthening components of Pilates and yoga also help prep your body for unexpected jerks and twists that can happen if you participate in other sports.


3. Ice-Skating

This time of year is when we see those ice skating rings pop up. Although daunting it can be fun and it really works your body. You don’t have to be pirouetting or jumping to get a workout on ice skates. Just doing laps around a rink requires balance and coordination so don't be surprised if you feel sore the next day.


4. Snowshoeing

Here in the UK we are seeing more snow each year. So If there’s snow on the ground nearby, try making your winter walk a snowshoe trek. It can also be a great way to explore parks or some hiking trails suitable for the sport. 

Low impact yet still guaranteed to raise your heart rate, this winter activity is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It’s a great lower-body workout that targets your glutes, calves, hip abductors, quads, hamstrings, and core.

5. Boxing

If you want to skip the outdoor workout, find a boxing gym nearby or call up a virtual boxing workout. It’s great for relieving stress and improving cardiovascular fitness because it gets your heart rate up.