The cold weather can disrupt your usual fitness routine. Some people skip out on their daily runs because the temperatures drop too low for them to enjoy their workout.
Don’t let the outside temperature ruin your exercise habits! It’s important to maintain these habits all year round so your body becomes stronger, no matter how cold it feels outdoors.
Indoor cardio workouts can be amazing. Here at NW Women’s Fitness, you have a lot of indoor cardio options… along with the equipment in our cardio work out room, we have a wide variety of group fitness cardio classes for every fitness level, including Zumba, indoor cycle, step, cardio party, cardio & strength just to mention a few…. Join in on a class today with a free trial membership.
Read these reasons why you should come to visit us at NW Women’s Fitness Club instead of suffering while you exercise outside.
When It’s Too Cold Outside to Exercise, You Can Injure Yourself!
If you think you want to exercise outside when the winter weather hits, you need to be prepared.
The outdoor climate during the winter feels a lot different than the summertime for many reasons.
The cold can cause a lot of injuries if you do not wear the right clothing. Be sure to wear mittens, a headscarf, insulated pants, a wool jacket, and wool socks to feel comfortable while exercising outside in the winter months.
Injuries are more common in the winter. People are less likely to remember to warm up their bodies prior to an intense run because the cold makes them feel ready to go for it.
Warm-ups are essential for a healthy run. Reduced circulation occurs within your body in the winter, which is yet another reason why injuries happen more frequently during this time of the year.
People Tend to Hydrate Less in the Winter
Another common issue with exercising outside is a lack of hydration. When working out outdoors, people tend to forget the importance of staying hydrated, especially when the cold season starts.
Hydration keeps the body feeling it’s best during the winter. People tend to think that because they aren’t sweating as much, they need less water. This is simply not true, as your body requires even more water to replenish.
Consider working out inside at a venue where water is readily available. The women’s club at Northwest Women’s Fitness Club features a safe space for you to work out with plenty of hydration stations close by.
Join Our Women-Only Gym Today
NW Women’s Fitness Club has a wide range of amenities to provide our clients with the utmost satisfaction each time they visit. Our beautiful facility located in Portland caters toward women who want to achieve fitness success.
From a supportive environment, the best group fitness classes, top notch trainers, massage to child care options, NW Women’s Fitness Club will be the best part of your day.
Join today to get your body in shape for the new year ahead.
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