So I seem to be on a bit of a role lately with the fitness posts. I seem to do it the wrong way round – everyone goes work out crazy in the Summer, working on their beach bodies and focusing on toning up. Me on the other hand, when the nights get darker and I go into hibernation mode, I start checking out fitness classes or YouTube workout videos and start to work on getting my body into shape. Ah well – Summer bodies are made in Winter, correct?
Coinciding with my September goals on jumping back on the fitness bandwagon, I eagerly joined up with sports and lifestyle brand Get The Label to participate in their #StayFitDontQuit campaign. It basically challenges me to stay fit throughout September, showcasing to you all how I have managed it, and found it in general. Two things so far have massively helped: one being the fact I have taken up Spinning classes quite close to where I work in Manchester City Centre, and the second being that I have kitted myself out with some fab new workout wear from Get The Label’s fitness range. As you can see from my photos, I now own a pretty smart pair of purple and lime green Nike trainers, which I’ve been wearing to my spin classes so I can at least look a little bit trendy whilst exercising. I have also paired them up with some super cool grey tech tights from the More Mile brand (and a matching short sleeve tee!). No excused for not performing now!
The spinning classes I have been attending are held at Spin Factory – a dedicated spin class studio which is indoors and ranges from beginners level to professional level. You pay per class, which usually lasts around 45 minutes, and I just downloaded the app so I can view timetables on the go and see if I can fit it in after work on a whim. I’m useless at planning my work out sessions, so having the app is lots more useful for me to just check and book when I feel like it, and when time allows of course.
The #StayFitDontQuit challenge is really making me aware of sticking to a fitness regime and to make a dedicated go of it for the month. It’s so easy to dedicate to skip it for an evening and go out for dinner, or have that extra hour in bed instead of hitting the gym. I have to say I feel amazing for sticking to it so far – my legs are feeling stronger from spinning and it does give me the ‘new lease of life’ feeling afterwards. Once the jelly leg feeling fades, mind.
What do you do to stay fit in the Winter? Do share with me how you manage it too!