Fun Ideas to Stay Active During the Winter

Winter is in full effect. The winds are whipping, the snow is falling, and the excuses to stay indoors are abundant.

Even if you don’t have a gym membership, you can still meet your fitness goals by getting a little creative. Try these ideas to stay active this winter.

Fun in the Snow

If you have a family, this one could be loads of fun for everyone involved! Instead of staying cooped up inside, invite everyone to build a snowman, snow fort, or play a winter-inspired game. Just be sure to bundle up so you don’t get cold or wet from all the snow!

Skiing, Sledding, Ice Skating or Snowboarding

These are some of the most common ways to stay active in the winter. They might seem obvious, but when was the last time you put on a pair of skates or went sledding? Even if it’s been a while, you can still get out there and have fun – with friends and family or by yourself. Powder Ridge is just down the road in Kimball, or check out some of the best locations in Central Minnesota.


Mall Walking

This is a great way to stay active in the winter time while doing some window shopping. You could easily invite some friends and make it a group activity. As a group, you can all hold each other accountable to continue with your goals.

Fitness Classes

Just like mall walking, it’s easier to stay accountable when working out with a group. This is why it’s great to join fitness classes at the gym. Most gyms have many classes to choose from. Whether it’s yoga, Zumba, cycling, or one of the many others, you should be able to find one that interests you and matches your skill level. The St. Cloud YMCA has plenty of classes to choose from, including indoor rock climbing!


Home Workouts

If joining a fitness class at the gym doesn’t appeal to you, do a home workout instead. You can find many workout videos free on YouTube, Facebook groups, or even blogs, and you still have a range of options, like yoga, pilates, Zumba, and many others.


After enjoying one or maybe all of these winter activities, you’ll feel rejuvenated and motivated to continue with your health and fitness goals. If you start to feel the winter blues too heavily, make an appointment with Wiliams Integracare to get a relaxing chiropractic massage!  


Contact us today to schedule an appointment.



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