Sign up for a class
If you need exercise motivation, signing up for a new class might do the trick. Have you been dying to try an aerial yoga workout, a TRX session, or that new HIT class you’ve heard about? Go for it! You’ll meet new people, challenge yourself, stay active during the winter months, and develop new skills in the process. Before you go, read these suggestions for making the most out of your group fitness classes.
If you’re finding it difficult to make it to the gym on a cold, dark day, try visualization to focus your mind on positive fitness goals and progress, instead of thinking about your flaws or engaging in harsh self-criticism. Take time to celebrate the wonderful body you have now, and envision your desired intentions for your winter workout—maybe you’re easily zipping up a pair of jeans or crossing the finish line of your first 5K. Read this for more advice on staying positive.