In a previous blog, I wrote about how to motivate yourself to train during the winter months.  This time, I’d like to share a few points why I actually prefer to train in the winter!

1.  There are less distractions during the winter!

Because it’s so cold outside, there are less events held outdoors – less barbecues, less, outdoor concerts, less beach volleyball days!  People organize less social outings so that gives you more time to focus on yourself.

2.  It beats away the winter blues.

Due to the shorter days and longer nights, we get less sunshine, so our bodies feel less energetic and generally, a bit down.  Exercise dumps a load of endorphins (the feel-good hormone) into your bloodstream and makes your day that much brighter!    Not only that, but your blood circulation kicks up a notch as your body heats up.  I love that feeling of walking outside after a workout, when you’re nice and toasty inside your jacket as your face hits that crisp, cold air.  Also, your fitter body will make you feel better about yourself and keeps you in a positive mood!

3.  You can indulge in the holiday season!

Depending on where you are on your fitness journey, you may be looking forward to a bit of indulgence to the end of the year!  What better time to enjoy some great food and drinks than with the people you love being around with!  Just remember, the more muscles you have, the more you spare your liver from processing your excessive calorie intake into fat!  So keep on training and ditch that idea that you’ll start a new training program after the new year!  Don’t you know?  New Year’s resolutions never work!

4.  Puts you in a head-start to having a fit body for the spring/summer season!

If you think you will get into shape in spring for the beach season, then you have just procrastinated into getting into better shape.  Which you may or may not end up doing come spring time!  Not only that, but you probably would have packed on more pounds of fat from the holiday season eating and drinking.  So you’ll have an even steeper mountain to climb.  But if you start your training now, you’ll have momentum on your side as you head into the new year’s celebration knowing that you’re well on your way to achieving your fitness goals!

5.  You get to see your friends and train together!

If you’ve surrounded yourself with like-minded individuals and immersed yourself in a community of health and wellness, then you’ve already won half the battle!  Going to the gym for a workout can be a chore, unless you know you have friends there.  Going to exercise won’t seem so bad anymore because it’s just another social activity with your friends except with really positive health benefits as a bonus!

In the end, training should really be a part of your life routine, just like brushing your teeth or taking a shower.  But in the winter months, if you need more reasons to get your butt into gear, then perhaps these 5 points can inspire you to keep active.

And if you’re new to the city or to exercising, and you’re looking for a community to join, – you’ll know where to find us!


Happy training!



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