When you live in a state like Minnesota, exercising outdoors is not always preferable. Cold weather, snow, rain, and other adverse weather conditions can put a damper on running or doing strength exercises outside.
Luckily, Envision Fitness has an alternative. Working out indoors is a sufficient way to exercise and still get your workout in without having to leave the house.
There are many benefits to working out indoors, so let’s look at each one!
1. Can’t Beat Convenience
Working out at home indoors is very convenient. You don’t have to drive anywhere or dress for the weather. You can fit in your workout even while wearing your pajamas.
Life can get hectic, so having an alternative space to workout in at home is a great way to keep to your fitness goals.
2. Flexibility and Versatility
Working out at home means you don’t have to worry about gym hours or class schedules. You can work out on your terms whenever you want. You can even break up your workout to fit your regular schedule.
There are plenty of internet videos that you can watch and work out with to strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility, or get your heart rate up.
3. Keep Yourself Accountable
Working out indoors when you can’t leave your house can keep you accountable. Instead of skipping a workout, you can still get your day in by doing indoor exercises like body weight or hand weight strength exercises.
There are also plenty of videos online for free that you can follow to get some cardio or strength training done.
Alternatively, if you can make it to a group class at a gym, that can help keep you accountable and motivated. Working out with others allows you to have group support and are not alone!
4. Meet Your Fitness Goals
If you don’t have time to make it to the gym for a group class or workout, you can work out at home to meet your fitness goals. You can always do a HIIT workout (high-intensity interval training or bodyweight exercises.
HITT workouts are short, so you can squeeze in a 15-20 minute workout between your busy schedule. You can do these exercises anywhere, like in front of the TV or in your bedroom.
5. Fight Boredom and Try Something New
If you are getting bored with your workout plan or find yourself sitting on your phone instead of doing something productive, you can squeeze in a workout.
Switching up your workouts helps target different muscles and breaks up the monotony of a regular workout schedule.
Outdoor workouts in the dark are not very safe. You should always wear something with high visibility if you’re exercising outdoors.
But the alternative is to work out inside, particularly when it's very dark in the mornings and evenings in the winter.
Get Your Group Fitness Fix at Envision Fitness
Whether you’re looking for group classes or personal training, Envision Fitness has your fitness goals in mind. We focus on individual training, group training, nutrition coaching, and more. Our community is dedicated to helping each other achieve their goals in a positive environment. We are here to support you.
If you want more information about our commitment to you, call us at 952-444-2791 or request a free consultation online. We look forward to having you join our fitness family.