5 Indoor Workout Ideas During Winter

When the winter weather arrives, do you make up excuses to skip a workout? As the temperatures cool down, take your workouts inside. Whether you want to lift weights or take part in a boot camp, there are tons of activities you can do inside as part of your workout routine.  

You can still get an effective aerobic workout indoors, without having to tear up the outdoor terrain. A comfortable setting means a clear mind and a happy body.


If you are looking for a fast way to burn fat and torch some calories, racquetball is a great option. This sport is a fantastic way to switch up your cardio workout--so step off the treadmill and give it a try. Unlike the usual cardio machine workout, you reap the benefits of using every muscle in your body and by constantly moving from side to side and up and down the court. You never know which wall the ball will bounce, so quick shuffling and sprints are your new cardio workout.

Indoor Boot Camp

Many boot camps take place outdoors, using your surroundings as the gym floor. However during winter, boot camps may be too cold to do outside. Head indoors and try a boot camp class to burn tons of calories. The benefits of boot camp are astounding and it's one of the best ways to burn fat and lose weight. The intervals between strength training and cardio exercises can have you burning up to 600 calories in a one-hour session. You're not only getting in your aerobic workout, but you also build muscles with weights. Plus, working out in a class environment is a great way to stay motivated because everyone is there for a common goal.

Indoor Rock Climbing

No matter your fitness level; reap all the benefits with indoor rock climbing. Rock climbing increases your physical fitness, while challenging and improving your problem solving skills and trust in others. You're engaging and challenging your bodies' strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Not only is rock climbing a great workout, but it's also a fun and exciting experience; especially if you've never done it before. Grab some friends and turn your lazy Sunday into a full-fledged workout.

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