Stay Fit During Pie Season: Cold Weather Workout Ideas You’ll Actually Stick With

December 10, 2015 / editor

We regret taking warm-weather workouts for granted.

When it’s warm out, it’s easier to keep up your workout routine. You can lace up your shoes and go for a run on the non-icy pavement, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Sometimes, you’ll even go on a hike with friends. The real challenge is keeping up a workout routine in when, baby, it’s cold outside.

Luckily, when you live at The Parker, you have plenty of ways to stay on track during what we call “Pie Season.” Read on to learn about some of the best cold weather workout ideas and options in Alexandria, VA.

Break a Sweat 24-7 at The Parker’s Onsite Gym

This is one of the simplest ways to get around the freezing weather—don’t leave the building!

The Parker’s onsite gym is an especially great option when you’re limited on time, and need to work out in the early or late hours (when a normal gym would be closed). You’ll find all the equipment you need to break a sweat pre- or post- work, and you’ll find that it’s not quite as hard as dragging yourself through the snow to the neighborhood gym at 4 am!

Take a Brisk Walk around Alexandria

Yes, it might be cold, but sometimes you just need to get some fresh air. On a weekend when you have more time, take a stroll through Old Town or stroll down The Parker’s walking trail with outdoor fitness stations. It may be a light activity, but this is a great way to clear your head, too.

Tee Up in The Parker’s Virtual Golf Simulation Room

Who says you have to wait until spring to perfect your swing? Make your way to The Parker’s Virtual Golf Simulation Room, and you’ll sharpen your skills and stay fit from the comfort of home. Oh, and did we mention it’s fun? If you’re bored an hour into your treadmill workout, this one’s for you.

Work Out in the Comfort of Your Apartment Home

Take your indoor workout a step further, and don’t leave home! This one’s tricky, because it requires plenty of self-motivation (particularly if you’re surrounded by holiday leftovers). For those of us who can work up the willpower, grab your yoga mat and use an app or online video to get your workout of choice on.

The living room is a great place to start, as the floors are hardwood. And when you’re done? Stash your workout equipment in our spacious walk-in closets, and go make yourself a smoothie in your gorgeous kitchen. (You earned it.)

Give Up and Venture Out to a (Super Close) Gym

If you need that extra boost of motivation and have some built-in workout time in your schedule, it might be time to join a gym close to home. We like Jungle’s Gym Fitness and Aerobics, Local Motion Studio, and other gyms that are nearby in Alexandria. If you’re ready for a big change, sometimes, you’re going to be uncomfortable (and a bit chilly)! But the results will be worth it.

Speaking of making big changes, if you’re looking for a brand new luxury apartment in Alexandria, The Parker has your name all over it. Get in touch with us today and schedule a tour to learn more about the stellar features and amenities you’ll enjoy when you move in!

 

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