Hibernation hindering your results?
Winter has now set in, and with it can come the all too common ‘winter hibernation’. Angie from The Active Sisters shares her expertise on what to do to beat those winter blues and keep up with your goals.
I am sure we’ve all had that feeling – when you just don’t want to move in winter. Are you the type of person who hibernates and then regrets it when you feel sluggish? Then the next thing you know, summer is here and you don’t want to strip away the layers as you haven’t reached or maintained your goals. Is there a solution for how to stay moving through winter? I believe so.
This struggle is real for some people, and even I (a person who lives and breathes fitness) feel a little different with my training when the darker and colder mornings/evenings hit.
Exercise is a fundamental part of my everyday life because of the mental benefits I get from it. But when your motivation starts to go downhill, I believe it’s really important to shake things up a bit.
Over the past weeks I have been shaking things up, trying new things, and doing something different each week to stay motivated. If you are in need of support, consider joining a program where trainers can keep you moving.
Here is a look into my journey. I hope you find your motivation to get moving by working through the list and picking something that puts a new spring in your step this winter.
SISTERS STRENGTH CLASS
(THE ACTIVE SISTERS, MARGATE)
A circuit-based class using weights. I had to really push my muscles in this class, however, I was able to change the weights to suit my fitness level so that was great. Slow paced but strong movements. I felt so good for hours after and really felt it for another 48 hours.
(THE ACTIVE SISTERS, MARGATE)
I may be a little bias, but this is my favourite kind of workout. I sweat, I get to move to great tunes, but most of all I actually forget I’m working out. I can’t wipe the smile off my face the whole time I do this class.
(TOTAL FUSION, NEWSTEAD)
Think nightclub meets spin class. Intense 40 minutes, fun but super challenging. I took a friend to this class and we’d definitely do this again on a Saturday morning. We then shouted ourselves delicious waffles at Miss Jones which made the experience even sweeter.
RUN TO STRENGTH
(ANY GYM OR FUNCTIONAL TRAINING AREA)
6 rounds. 3 x 5 minutes running on the treadmill, 3 x 5 minutes doing strength training. Alternating between the two. Strength was legs, arms, and core. I saw an article pop up on my social media about this class and decided to design my own. This is now going to be one of my weekly rituals, I loved it that much.
HINT: If you don’t have access to a treadmill, you could easily take this style to the streets and just do bodyweight strength exercises.
(STUDIO PILATES, NORTH LAKES)
My morning mat work Pilates class was swapped for a reformer class. A bit more intensity. My muscles were on fire the whole time. A great toning class and a great way to start the day.
(CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL GYM OR GOOGLE HIIT PROVIDERS IN YOUR AREA)
High Intensity Interval Training. This is a great one to moan and groan about with your workout buddy on why you dragged each other out of bed. But it’s all high fives and fist pumping when you get to the end and accomplish it.
A few other activities I’d recommend giving a go in winter; indoor rock climbing, ice skating, trampoline centres, boot camps, and boxing just to name a few.
Call Angie on 0434 032 166 or check out Active Sisters on Facebook @thactivesistersco