5 Ways to Stay Motivated When You Work Out This Winter

5 Ways to Stay Motivated When You Work Out This Winter

Don’t lose your hard-earned gains to a bad case of cold-weather blues. If your motivation is dropping pounds as fast as the temperature, then try out these ideas:

Set Achievable Goals

Maybe you want to lose 10 pounds, run a marathon, or bench press your body weight. Once you have your primary fitness goal in mind, you can start to set smaller goals to support your progress, such as:

  1. Work out three times a week or more
  2. Stretch for five minutes every time you go to the gym
  3. Meet with your personal trainer twice a week
  4. Walk on your lunch break at least once a week

Try a New Activity

When you try a new activity, exercise will be something to look forward to. Maybe you’re interested in a winter sport like ice skating, skiing, or snowboarding. Or you might prefer an indoor activity, such as yoga or barre. Along the way, you could discover a great new hobby!

Exercise with a Friend

If you work out solo, then it’s easy to make excuses about how you “Just can’t get to the gym today…” That’s why many people get an accountability buddy. When you share your fitness goals with your buddy, the two of you can push each other when the cold weather is slowing you down.

Buy New Gear

When you have a new piece of gear for your favorite hobby or comfy new gym clothes, you’ll feel renewed excitement about your next workout. You may also decide to invest in items that make staying active in the cold more comfortable.

Join a Fitness Class

Group fitness classes are an outstanding way to stay active during the winter. Your instructor will create a structured, balanced workout, and they will ensure that you are always using proper form. It is also incredibly inspiring to exercise alongside a group of like-minded individuals. You’ll find yourself pushing harder with every class.

At Bria Method, we are a group fitness studio with a focus on low-impact, high-intensity training. We’ll help you create a personalized plan that supports your needs. When you join Bria Method, staying engaged with your fitness goals is easy during every season.