As the nights start to get darker, the weather wetter and the motivation to exercise decreases we’ve got some great winter training advice and tips to keep you in shape throughout the Winter.

1. Exercise Early

Whilst not for everyone, an early morning workout is a great way to start the day. It’ll get your endorphins and blood pumping round your body. Putting you in a better mood your brain will function with greater clarity allowing you to be more productive during the day. With some of our gyms being open from 6am and early morning classes available too, there’s no excuse not to try a morning workout. Take a look at our timetable now by clicking here.

2. Try Something Different

Developing a good fitness routine can help you maintain focus, commit to your workouts and make good progress towards your goals, however it can often lead to boredom and lack of progression as we don’t often push ourselves hard enough. So why not shake up your routine and try something different? With over 350 classes available on our weekly timetable why not have a go at Metafit or PIYO? Or something less intense like Yoga or Tai Chi?  If you’re not already a member why not try a class or the gym completely FREE for 3 days? Sign up here.

3. Set Goals

And try your best to stick to them! Set a goal to focus on and keep you motivated throughout the winter season. Having something to aim for will help you to prioritise workouts ensuring you don’t miss one. Keep on track is a key tip for maintaining your fitness throughout winter.

4. Prepare for bad weather

You never know what to expect with winter weather conditions, it may be windy or end up raining or the weather could be absolutely fine! Dressing for these unknown winter nights is best done in layers. Experts suggest dressing in easy-to-remove layers to permit for body temperature changes. This may take a few tries to work out what works best for you but don’t give up. Keep trying different clothing combinations until you find the best for you.

5. Listen to the Experts

Our fitness staff are the experts! Experts in helping you achieve your goals. They can provide advice on your exercise routine, fitness trends, nutrition and general tips on leading a healthy lifestyle.  Simply ask them next time you’re in the centre or book in for a personal programme and see what tips they can give you. Don’t let the winter blues kick in and stop you achieving your fitness goals. Why not try out some of our winter training advice and tips mentioned? Don’t forget we are here to help you see results and stay in shape throughout the darker nights – just ask us any questions you may have on your next visit or by sending us a message on Facebook.

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