The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start fresh, especially when it comes to your fitness routine. Whether you’re looking for ways to work out at home (it’s seriously cold outside!), start training for a 5K, or want to be prepared to make the most of your outdoor workout come spring, here are a few of our favorite fitness tips to get you started.
The winter presents plenty of excuses to squelch your workout plans. The solution? A killer at-home workout. We asked personal trainers to share some of their best at-home workout tips and their favorite calorie-torching workouts you can do from home.
Here’s how to train for a 5K and get into the best shape of your life.
A strong core means more than just looking good in a swimsuit — it supports your spinal column and provides the foundation for all movement. Core strength prevents injuries, creates good posture, and brings power to your workouts and everything else you do.
Too much time spent hunched over mobile devices can weaken your back, worsen your posture, and lead to aches and pains elsewhere in your body. Add some killer upper back exercises to your fitness routine and you’ll not only counteract the effects on your back but reap full-body rewards as well.
Need a workout that’s easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules, can be done anywhere, requires little equipment, and is easier on your body than running? Chances are you’re already doing some walking every day, but with a little extra effort, you can turn your daily strides into a great workout.
Swimming’s popularity is on the rise, as everyone from millennials to aging baby boomers looks to maintain their fitness without the pain and risk of injury that accompany sports like running, cycling, and tennis. Water is 700 times denser than air, making swimming a cardiovascular and strength workout.
Just as the clothes we wear to exercise have changed, so, too, have the spaces in which we work out. “These spaces are so much more than rooms full of fitness equipment,” says Doug Reynolds, owner of Northfield-based Reynolds Architecture. “It’s all about personalization.”
It’s important to remember that no matter how safe you may believe your surroundings to be, it’s still important to remain vigilant.
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