Hello divas! I hope the you have had a fantastic week so are. My week has been a little busy but otherwise pretty good. The weather here in Tennessee has been pretty good, but I know that cooler temps and/or rain is just around the corner. Which leads me to my post today. Ya’ll know I love to run outside. Hot, cold, it doesn’t really matter. However, there are times when that is just not possible for one reason or another. So it is always good to have some backup plans to still get your workouts in when the weather is less than desirable. So today I am sharing 5 Indoor Fitness Activities for When the Weather Sucks.
High Intensity Interval Training. I LOVE high intensity interval training because it is so effective and doesn’t necessarily require a lot of time or equipment (though those are options if you want!). These workouts can be done just about anywhere which makes them great for when you are traveling or rained or snowed in :). Check out my Build Your Own HIIT Routine for a great customizable option.
Tabata. Related to HIIT is tabata. I have really begun to love tabata as it is some of the workouts used in the Insanity Max30 program I am working my way through. It is a form of interval training where you work hard for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds. It also doesn’t necessarily require large amounts of time or equipment and can be done from home. Check out my Snow Day Tabata Workout for a great one to try.
Yoga. You can’t go wrong with yoga. It is great for both the mind and body and is also great as a cross-training workout when you can get outdoors. There are all kinds of yoga workouts that you can stream, buy or rent so you can find the type that works for you. I love the 3 week yoga retreat found on Beachbody On Demand because it really breaks down all the moves and is great no matter what level you are at.
Home Workout Programs. Speaking of working out from home, you can always take up a new workout program. These programs vary in length and intensity and usually require a month or two to complete, but they are a great way to get in shape in the winter or summer when the temperatures are a bit more extreme. I love the Beachbody programs (it’s why I became a coach) because there is something for just about everyone of any ability. The options range from low impact (PiYo) to short term (21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme), to building muscle (Body Beast or Hammer & Chisel) to kickboxing (Turbo Fire) to dance (CIZE and Country Heat) to interval training training (Insanity, Insanity Max30 & Focus T25) and much more. If you would like to know more about how to get started with a new program, just let me know and I would be happy to help!
Strength Training. Lastly, when I have to workout indoors, I use this time to get some strength training in. Strength training is so important, especially for women as our bones get weaker as we age. I love my kettlebells though I also have a great set of dumbbells that do the trick.
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