As most of the country knows all too well at this point, the midwest region of the United States has been experiencing record-shattering and bone-chilling temperatures due to wind chill. Places like Chicago have been colder than Antarctica, which is pretty remarkable (and totally absurd). Though we didn’t quite have it as bad as other parts of the country, the Chadds Ford area certainly wasn’t exempt from the chilly onslaught of the 2019 Polar Vortex.
Fortunately, the weather forecast is on the up-and-up, and while we’re still thawing out over here, Pike Fitness is ready to see the sun and temperatures above freezing. We’re also fortunate to have an indoor fitness facility — we couldn’t imagine what it’s like to run or exercise outdoors. These people endured the pain, which is incredible and also outright insane!
So, though the weather is on an upward trend and our Chadds Ford CrossFit gym is indoors, the polar vortex got us thinking: How does one stay active during the brutality of the winter?
Here are a few handy ways to stay in shape and get moving during the darker and colder times of the year.
When you do things on your own, it’s easy to justify putting off working out by saying things like “It can wait” or “I had a really long day at work, maybe I should just relax and take it easy this evening.” Your fitness quest is by no means an easy journey, and a certain amount of discipline is required to meet your goals whether they’re to lift a certain amount of weight, run a fast mile, or even compete in a CrossFit competition.
Buddying up will help give you that extra push you need to gear up and get out the door when you don’t want to. Fortunately, at Pike Fitness, we’re a community gym that’s designed to hold each other accountable. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
The heat of the summer may lead you to run outside before the sun rises or after it sets, but winter is very much the opposite. Whether you’re doing cardio intervals or calisthenics at the park, go when the sun is at its most intense. If the sun is covered by the clouds…well, our climate-controlled CrossFit gym near the 202 is always here for you!
Warm and sweat-wicking cold weather active gear isn’t cheap, but it’s worth investing in if you like to get some fresh air as you exercise. That being said, a membership to Pike Fitness is significantly less expensive…
No matter the time of year, we’re always fired up about working out. That’s just how we do things at our gym in Chadds Ford! For existing members, view our schedule here. If you’re not already a member, sign up today.