Fall is a great time to "think outside
the box" and try something
different with your fitness routine.
New classes and fitness programs
usually get started in the fall. Take
advantage of some of the new
programs that gyms and community
Centers are offering after nice
long summer. Try to master jump
roping, take a fitness boxing class,
Yoga, or Tai Chi. Fall is the perfect
time to learn new physical skills.
Take advantage of the cooler temperatures
by taking your workout
outside. For a challenging total
body workout, try an outdoor Boot
camp class. Take a scenic hike to
view the fall colors. Not only will
you get a cardiovascular workout
and, burn calories, you can enjoy
some of the beautiful scenery that
nature has to offer. When hiking,
you'll be walking uphill for parts of
the path, so your glutes, quads and
hamstrings will get a great workout!
Extended bike rides can be very
pleasant during the fall months with
the summer heat behind us. Many
communities have bike paths that
are perfect for cycling. For more
advanced exercise, take a mountain
bike to your local trail system and explore the outdoors on two
Ride your bike to work
when the weather allows.
Remember to dress appropriately
for cooler weather, including layers
if necessary. Since days are shorter
in fall, be sure to wear reflective
clothing and add lights to your bike
if you'll be exercising in the dark.
Remember, you need to stay
hydrated, so drink plenty of water
even in cooler weather.
Forget a new year's resolution….
make a fall resolution! The winter
months can be a tough time to
stay motivated with a fitness routine,
let alone start something new.
Most people are more likely to stay
with a routine that they've already
started. Why not stay ahead of the
game by making a fall resolution to
stay fit and try something new.