Monday, April 26, 2010

Fitness Fun Indoors

Bad weather can bring us all down, especially if we've made plans to go outside. If you're anything like me, my weekends are filled with outdoor fitness activities. But when rain comes in and plans are ruined, what can we do to stay active?

Here are some ideas to stay active even when we can't get outside:

1. Have a library of exercise DVD's.
Get a wide variety so you have endless possibilities. You'll never get bored and you'll be well rounded in your fitness. You can pick up exercise DVD's just about anywhere, or go to collagevideo to find every possible type of fitness video you can imagine. They even have video previews you can watch.

2. Go shopping!
You don't have to be a senior to get fitness benefits from the mall. Get out there and get moving. Hey, maybe you'll find a cool outfit, too. Just stay away from the food court!

3. Find local indoor rock climbing clubs, skate clubs or indoor pools.
Why not put some fun back into your fitness?!
You may never have dreamed of being a rock climber, but try it! It's not as hard (or scary) as you might think, plus it's tons of fun and great exercise.
Remember going to the skating rink and pool when you were a kid? It was exercise, but it didn't seem like exercise. There are indoor pools (most high schools or colleges have open swims) and skating rinks all over, just waiting for you.

4. Break out the games.
Get the whole family involved and play games like Twister or Wii. I was shocked when my husband and I played a Wii game one evening and I woke up sore the next morning! It really gave me a workout...and I must admit, I had a fun time playing.

Don't let bad weather get you down. Be creative with your fitness and don't forget to have fun!

Need more ideas? We've got 'em here.