Winter workouts made easy

YOU CAN DO IT: Voyage Fitness Warwick personal trainer Nick Kemp shares his tips to keep motivated this winter.
YOU CAN DO IT: Voyage Fitness Warwick personal trainer Nick Kemp shares his tips to keep motivated this winter. Erin Smith

STAYING motivated and keeping up your fitness routine over winter can be difficult, especially when it is still dark outside and freezing cold.

It is tempting to press snooze on the alarm, crawl back under the covers and wait for the sun to come up.

But Voyage Fitness Warwick personal trainer Nick Kemp said it was important to continue exercising during the cooler months.

And in order to keep Warwick residents fit and healthy this winter Mr Kemp shared his top tips to staying motivated over winter.

Tip one: Group fitness

All you have to do is turn up. There is an instructor to help motivate you. There are a range of classes at different times of the day. It is also a lot warmer in the gym than it is outside.

Tip two: Small group/ individual personal training sessions

You have a trainer there every step of the way to help keep you motivated.

Tip three: Burn extra calories

You actually burn more calories trying to get warm than you do when you are already warm.

Tip four: Winter does not last forever

Winter is only for three months of the year. There are still the same amount of hours and minutes in the day and you can still make time for a workout. You just have to get up and once you are in the car then you just have to drive to the gym.

Tip five: Be summer ready

If you want to get your body ready for summer then you need to put in the hard yards.

Tip six: Avoid winter comfort food

Try to stick with your healthy eating plan. There are plenty of healthy choices that taste good too.

What are your top tips to keep motivated during winter?

Topics:  excercise health voyage fitness winter

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