Winter - Time to Hibernate?

It's that time of year again - the clocks have gone back, the mornings and evenings are darker and colder, and all you want to do is curl up in a ball and hibernate until spring. I get it, believe me. But trust me when I say that now is not the time to give up on your fitness goals. In fact, winter is the perfect time to recommit to your health and wellbeing. Here's why...

1. You'll have more energy 

When you work out regularly, your body releases endorphins, which have been proven to boost your mood and give you more energy. So even though it might be tempting to skip your workout in favour of an extra hour of sleep, you'll actually feel better if you suck it up and get moving.

2. You'll beat the winter blues 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real thing, and it can be triggered by the shorter days and lack of sunlight in winter. But exercise has been shown to be an effective treatment for SAD, so getting moving can help improve your mood significantly.

3. You'll stay healthy 

You know what they say - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By working out in winter, you're less likely to get sick since exercise strengthens your immune system. And if you do happen to come down with something, you'll recover more quickly since your body is already in good shape 

4. You'll be ready for swimsuit season 

Let's be honest - we all want to look our best when summer comes around again. But if you wait until spring to start working out again, you'll have a lot of catching up to do. Getting a head start on your fitness goals now will pay off when warmer weather finally arrives.

5. You'll sleep better at night 

If you struggle with insomnia, regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly through the night. A good night's sleep is crucial for maintaining your health and well-being, so it's worth making the effort to work out even when you're tired.

Exercising in the winter can be tough, but it's so important for your physical and mental health. By setting realistic goals, finding an exercise buddy, joining a gym or fitness class, and rewarding yourself for your hard work, you'll be able to stay motivated all winter long! 

Trust me, spring will be here before you know it, so I hope I've convinced you that winter workouts are a good idea! 

If you're still not sure where to start, here's my challenge for you: 

Commit to working out for at least 30 minutes every day, five days a week. That doesn't seem like too much, does it? And I promise you'll be glad you did when spring rolls around again


P.S If you know it's time for you to recommit to your health and wellbeing  Get in touch with me for a free consultation. We have a couple of spaces available in both our Men's Programme and our Ladies Programme for immediate start, or you can reserve a place for a January start.



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