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 TABATA TABATA
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.
>> BECOME A STAIRMASTER
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.
>> DANCE DANCE RESOLUTION
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.
>> GET ON YOUR BIKE AND RIDE
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.
>> JOIN A CLASS
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.