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If you are like most people, you probably don’t like to exercise in the cold. So how is a person to continue to be active with the weather getting cooler and cooler during the winter months? Don’t fret, there are ways, but you might just have to be a little creative.
The obvious first choice is to join a gym if you haven’t already. The great thing about joining a gym is that you have somewhere to go that’s away from your work, house and anything else you need a break from. Also you don’t have a bunch of workout equipment taking up space in your house, and the gym offers much more than you can probably fit into your house. If you go to a gym with all the amenities, there’s probably a hot tub with your name on it waiting for you after your work out. Another great thing is that there are usually people who can help you get the results you want, but it will probably cost you.
There are also some downfalls to joining a gym though. First, the people. Everyone is constantly comparing themselves and you have to work around other gym goes. Also the extra time the gym takes. You have to drive to and from the gym, and change clothes before and after. And lastly is the cost of joining and maintaining a gym membership. Some gyms are working hard to save you money, while others are working hard to get more money from you. If you don’t mind the people and the extra time or cost of a gym, you should probably go this route to get out of the weather and stay active.
Make sure whether you choose to join a gym or some other way, that you avoid injuries. Things like stretching before and after a workout are very important to keep your muscles from getting hurt. If you have any questions on staying active or injury prevention, contact Dr. Marco Vargas. He would like to make sure your workout experience is fun and safe!