This winter has certainly been one of the colder and snowier ones in recent memory, making it all too easy to slip out of your normal fitness routine. As the temperature dips, you may not feel like schlepping to the gym, as the temptations of your heated apartment might be hard to resist. However, according to the instructors at Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness, Manhattan’s premier in-home personal training service, frigid weather should never impede you from your fitness goals.
In fact, with just a little preparation you can make the streets into your very own gym in the cold months. So what exactly should you do?
- Wear Layers: If you’re heading out for that jog or brisk walk, make sure that you’re wearing several layers. The innermost layer of clothing should be a light-weight synthetic or polyester material that dries easily, in case of sweat. Fleeces or wools work well for the second layer, and the outer one should be something light-weight, like a wind breaker.
- Hats and Gloves: By wearing a hat, you retain approximately 50% of your body’s heat, which will prove essential if the temperature is very low. It’s also important to protect extremities like your hands and feet from the risk of frost-bite.
- Check the Forecast: There’s not much risk when the temperature is at around 20 degrees; however, check to make sure that there isn’t an extreme wind-chill. If you’re seeing temperatures that dip below 0, it’s probably worth calling off outdoor activities.
Of course, if you’re at loss when it comes to keeping fit in the wintertime—or if just feel more comfortable working one-on-one with a personal trainer—then in-home or outdoor sessions with a Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness trainer might be the perfect solution. Be it yoga, Pilates®, or interval training, the workouts will be catered to help you meet your specific goals.
Don’t let the cold stop you from your fit lifestyle; sign up for in-home or outdoor training with Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness in NYC today. If you’d like to learn more about the many types of training they specialize in, visit them online or call (212) 865-9290. When the spring finally comes, you’ll already be in the best shape of your life!