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6 Simple Fitness Tips For The Busy Holiday Season

There’s no better time to reboot your routine.

By: Emily Freeman

A luxury of the holiday season? Feeling totally okay cuddling up on the couch with a soft blanket at 5:30 pm on a chilly evening. Believe us, we’re all for self-care nights and slowing down with the seasons, but don’t forget about your colder weather fitness goals! Self-care also looks like complimenting your cozy routine with some movement, which may not only help you feel more energized but may help keep the positive vibes flowing throughout this very busy holiday season. 

These six fitness tips will help you embrace this season and help you stay on track during the colder and darker months of the year.  

6 Fitness Tips to Help You Stay Motivated This Season

#1 Take Your Workout Outdoors

Depending on where you live, you may still be able to comfortably take your workouts outside. If so, now’s a great time before the coldest months of the year arrive! Whether it’s jogging around your neighborhood park, hitting the trails, or taking your FitOn class outside, adding fresh air and any potential sunlight to your workouts can help boost your happy hormones during a season where stress may be at an all-time high. 

#2 Make it Social 

Holiday schedules can get busy and making plans with friends or family can be a bit more challenging. Stay motivated in your fitness routine by asking a friend or family member to be your workout buddy! It can help you stay accountable and on track. 

Don’t have a partner in mind? Group fitness classes are a great way to socialize as you sweat. And who knows, maybe you’ll meet your next workout buddy! You can also invite your friends to join FitOn and work out together using FitOn Party! 

#3 Bundle Up Before You Head Outside 

You’ll feel more comfortable during your workout if you’re properly dressed, eliminating one more excuse to skip your workout that day. Make sure you have breathable layers that keep you warm while you sweat. 

And, if you’re in the mood to treat yourself this holiday season, this is a great excuse to add some cute new workout clothes to your wardrobe!

#4 Press Play On Your Favorite Home Workout Video

There’s no reason to let a little rain (or darkness or cold) get in the way of your fitness goals. When you’re in a pinch, putting on your favorite FitOn workout video will be your saving grace. 

And, knowing you’ll be motivated by an expert trainer will have you pumped up for your next workout. 

#5 Take Advantage of Your Lunch Hour

To-do lists are long this time of year, plus we’re getting less daylight this time of year, so make your lunch hour count! Use this time wisely and fit in a quick workout. Getting in a quick HIIT workout, a jog around the neighborhood, or a fitness class can help break up your busy day, give you an energy boost, and increase your productivity. 

#6 Exercise Both Mind and Body 

In the midst of busy schedules and holiday mayhem, this change in season can be a great time to turn inward and ground down. 

Adding mindfulness workouts to your routine can help you stay fit, increase flexibility, alleviate joint pain, improve balance and find your calm in the chaos. Browse the FitOn yoga category for a variety of yoga classes you can do right from your home for free!

Make Your Fitness Routine Work For You This Season

As colder weather arrives and the holiday season is buzzing, there’s excitement in the air and a collective desire to revisit routines. There’s really no better time to reboot your workouts and find a fitness routine that keeps you energized, fit, agile, and healthy through the colder months. Oh, and your holiday lattes definitely tastes that much sweeter after a good sweat!