Winter Homeland: Working Out When the Weather Strikes

Winter Homeland: Working Out When the Weather Strikes



Yes, it is the most wonderful time of the year! At least in a savory, sweet, sugar cookie type of way. While the bells are ringing, gifts are being unwrapped and champagne is gleaming in the air, snow and sleet may be inching its way up our doorsteps, which makes going to the gym completely out of the question. How do we still fight the battle with our waistlines and intercept our goals from being thrown out of the window into that blizzard storm?

An at home FULL body workout of course! Below is a guide to staying fit during inclement weather, so being “stuck” inside is no longer an excuse!:

1. Warm-up (jog in place for about 5 minutes)

2. Squats

3. Lunges

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4. Jumping Jacks

5. Wall Sits

6. Jump Rope

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7. Bridges

8. Burpees

9. Pushups

10. Plank

11. Mountain Climbers

12. Tricep Dips

13. Leg Lifts

14. Reverse Crunches

15. Russian Twists

16. Supermans

17. Cool-down (stretch for about 5 minutes)

Be sure to do about 8-15 repetitions for each exercise on this list!

This routine can be a short 20-minute high intensity workout, 30 minutes long or even 45 minutes to an hour if the time permits. Also remember to take rest breaks as needed. And the best part is these exercises are equipment free: your body weight can serve as the resistance.

So take full advantage of the boredom that usually accompanies being snowed in, make the home your gym and work up a sweat!

Article by Sofia Rodriguez. You can find her at:

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