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How Writers Can Keep Workouts Hot During the Cold Months

With fall comes the impending holiday season filled with extra good cheer (re: calories, carbs, and double portions of dessert). With being a writer, it’s hard enough to stay in shape. According to Schwinn Fitness —  the most respected name in exercise equipment —it is also a perfect time to start setting good habits for indoor exercise that will carry you through New Years resolutions and beyond.

Here are a few indoor exercises to try when the days get colder and darker:

Tabata is a workout done in eight one minute bursts of activity with a 30 second rest in between. Then, you repeat. The exercises themselves can be anything you like but we’re partial to crunches, pushups, squats, leg lifts and (if you’re feeling motivated) burpees.

You don’t need a fancy machine to get the most out of climbing stairs. If you’ve got a set of stairs in your home or office climb them at a brisk pace. Or quickly step up and down a single step. You’ll increase your heart rate and tone your core, legs, and glutes.

Making exercise fun will help you stick with it throughout a cold winter. Try some exercise videos that let you dance a long with the trainers. Zumba and Capoeira are some of the best known but there are plenty of them out there and many of them are free on YouTube.

I know, it’s cold, you don’t want to go outside. But you don’t have to. A stationary bike like the Schwinn stationary bike will help you get fit right in front of the TV. And it’s integrated VR-compatible RideSocial app lets you stay competitive while riding in classic and exotic locales.

There’s no better way to keep yourself accountable than signing up for a group exercise class. Find a local gym or recreation center and connect with some compadres to sweat alongside. There are tons out there but we love pilates, barre, and boxing.

I've been a DIY, lifestyle, tech and health writer for two decades. Dang, that makes me sound old...Anywhoo, feel free to follow me on Twitter. I'm @alinabradford. Real original handle, huh?

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