8 Ways to Stay Warm During Cold-Weather Months
KettleWorX 8 Week Rapid Evolution
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You don't have to leave your home to exercise. KettleWorX 8 Week Rapid Evolution program will have you sweating in no time. Plus the workout is only 20 minutes. It's a full-body, kettlebell interval program that focuses on functional movements. According to the American Council on Exercise, you burn up to 20 calories a minute while training with kettlebells. How's that for motivation? You have no excuse to try this. It's 20 minutes and you don't have to leave your house.
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Surfing isn't just for the beach any more. SURFSET is an indoor surf class that works your whole body. Work out on a surfboard that is on a balancer to mimic that ocean feel. Instructors incorporate actual surfing techniques and strength-training moves into a 45-minute class.
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The rowing machine doesn't get the recognition that it should get. Gyms usually only have one or two machines, and people rarely are on them. But that is changing. Indoor rowing classes are on the rise. You work as a team and build full-body muscle strength; it's not just an upper-body workout. You can burn anywhere from 500 to 900 calories, that will definitely get you warm.
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Get toasty warm in a room that ranges from 80 to 105 degrees. You're body will love the warmth as you bend and twist. It's a great way to take your mind off of the winter storms too.
Indoor Cycling Class
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Indoor cycling classes are great for interval training. You'll get your heart rate up, blast calories, and sweat a lot. Instructors usually create fun playlists to help you stay motivated throughout class. Within the first few minutes you'll be feeling the heat.
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A Latin-inspired dance class brings fun to fitness. Walk into the Zumba room and you'll feel like you've entered a dance party, not the gym. So take off your winter coat and start shaking it.
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Burn fat and calories by combining ballet work, Pilates, yoga and strength training in an hour. Barre classes are popping up across the U.S. Whether it's a boutique studio or corporate gym, people flock to these classes because it's a low-impact, total-body workout. After a few minutes you'll be sweating.
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Are you eager for a little competition? You can compete in an indoor tri or create your own. Dive into an indoor pool, usually the water is heated, hop on a bike, and then jump on the treadmill. Convince some friends to do it with you so you can have a little motivation to go faster.