Winter Workouts

Don't let the cold of winter knock you out of your routine!

Head athletic trainer Lisa White is here to offer you some great workout exercise routines you can do from the comfort of your home, without ever having to worry about over-crowded gyms or battling the winter chills.

MAKE THE TIME
Working out should be looked at as fun, and not a chore. All is takes is just 30 to 40 minutes a day. Think of it as your time. Getting started is the hardest part, but you should look forward to your time and the thrill of what comes with feeling better.

TEAM UP
The best way to guarantee that you'll keep up your routine is to team up with someone . This will stop you from making excuses because someone is relying on you to be there. Grab your room-mate, friend or neighbor and get to it!

ONE STEP AT A TIME
You can climb stairs in your house. Time yourself and try to improve your time every time you go out.  If working out with a friend, compete against them.

JUMP AROUND
Jumping rope
is a great cardiovascular exercise.  If you are a beginner, start by jumping for 30 seconds and repeat it 10 times.  Count your jumps and try to increase the number each time.

PUSH IT
Push-ups
are great to increase upper body strength. If you cannot do a traditional push up, get into a kneeling position and just lower your upper body.

CRUNCH TIME
You have to work on the abdominal muscles so don’t forget to do crunches /sit-ups.

BOLD IN THE COLD
If you are bold enough to brave the cold, head to the local track for a walk or jog. You can also walk through your neighborhood, but if you go to a track, you can time how long it takes to go a certain distance. Each time you walk, try to cut some seconds off your previous time.  As you progress, walk a lap and then jog a lap.