Exercising When It's Cold Outside
As I sit to write this blog post, I am surrounded by
Halloween candy. Chocolate, sweet, sour, tart, you name it, someone at my
office is trying to hand me candy. And Halloween is just the beginning of the
holiday season, soon followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means, my
friends, it’s only the beginning of cookies, cakes, treats, etc. And rightly so! Holidays are for celebrating
and celebrating usually involves a treat (or 2 😊). But for some people, especially those on
weight loss journeys or even those simply trying to maintain their current weight,
the holiday season can be intimidating as it throws many challenges our way. My
biggest piece of advice for balancing calorie intake and calorie output is 1)
moderation and 2) exercise. Today we are going to talk about the second one,
exercise. Now that the weather is cooler and daylight savings time is this
weekend (bringing night time around 5:30
PM) exercising outside is not really an option anymore. And the early evening
darkness may make it hard for you to find the motivation to leave the house and
go to the gym after work. So what do you do? I have highlighted 5 exercise apps
below that you can utilize indoors and most of them don’t require any equipment
at all. Pricing for these apps is also listed and are very reasonable. Read on
for more information.
TRX: This app offers real-time coaching on a variety
of exercises- running, functional training, yoga, suspension
training (requires equipment you have to buy ahead of time), or cycling. TRX
does offer a 14 day free trial and subscriptions are $4.99 monthly or $39.99
FITON App: This one is FREE and gives you the ability
to personalize your profile by choosing how often (how many days) and for how
long (duration of exercise) you want to work out and selecting your favorite
types of exercise. Prenatal and postnatal exercises are available as well. Some
require equipment, others do not. And did I mention it’s free?!
Gixo: This app provides live trainers! They are available
for 15-, 25-, or 40-minute sessions and guide you through running, walking,
HIIT, or strength routines. Gixo offers a 7 day free trial, then subscriptions
are 19.99/month or 14.99/month if you sign up for an annual contract.
Studio Tone It Up: Who run the world?
Girls! This app is geared towards women only. The coaches guide you through
workouts like cardio, yoga, barre, boxing, strength training and kettle bell. They
offer new classes every week which helps prevent you from burning out. They
offer a 7 day free trial and then subscriptions are 12.99 + tax per month.
Yoga Wake Up: This app
encourages you to start your practice as soon as you wake up by playing calming
music that eases you into 10 minutes of morning stretches. This is a great
first step for first time exercisers or those who aren’t ready to commit to expending
a lot of time or energy. Subscriptions are $9.99/ month, $34.99/6 months, or
Any of these sound like great indoor exercise options to me
and all are cheaper than a monthly subscription to a gym! Head on over to the
recipe page for a no bake pre/post exercise snack option! Happy exercising!
Posted by Lindsey Davis