However, just because it’s a bit chilly and damp out doesn’t mean you have to stop altogether with your regular workout, especially for those who like to stay dry and warm!
The good news is with such a vast range of indoor activities to choose from, those who just can’t do without their regular exercise fix will be well satisfied with what’s available.
Jason Eaton, general manager at theClubandSpa at Cadbury House, completely gets why some people don’t like to exercise in the winter. To go for a run or bike ride in the dark isn’t all that appealing and is why he and his team of fitness experts have in place a diverse programme of classes that will keep those who attend, energised throughout the long winter months.
Spin – spin classes offer a fun and energetic workout that burns calories and fat and tones the bum and thighs. Lasting around 40 minutes, a spin class will be led by the instructor, who takes participants through a series of endurance, sprints and climbs that get the heart pumping.
Burning around 500 calories, indoor cycling can also improve people’s overall physical fitness by building strength and cardiovascular endurance. Attending a class can also help boost people’s moods and provide them with a healthy, enjoyable activity. And you won’t need lights or a helmet – just a bottle of water.
Yoga or pilates – yoga and pilates are great not only for the core, but it helps increase flexibility. Yoga in particular is also great to help you relax. Helping condition your body, these classes also help improve balance.
Bodypump - a fitness regime that helps participants get lean, toned and fit.
Ideal for all shapes and sizes, it's a great cardio and strength workout that uses a barbell to primarily squat, chest press, deadrow, clean and press, lunge and reverse curl.
Participants can burn anything up to 500 calories in one session, so is popular for those who are looking to lose a few kilos.
And, because lighter weights are used, means it’s more about toning the body and not necessarily bulking up too much.
Swim – with a luxurious 20 metre indoor pool, just a few lengths of swimming is great for overall health. And because the water supports the body weight, it’s great for those who don’t like running or cycling as it also helps those with sore joints or muscles.
Jason said: “These are just some of the classes and facilities we have here at the club and spa and are perfect for those who want to keep up regular exercise during the winter. It’s important that we maintain some form of weekly exercise pattern. It’s helps fight off weight loss, makes us feel better and strengthens the body.
“And to top it off, we’ve also got on site a selection or saunas and steam rooms that are perfect for relaxing so what’s not to like!”
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