Now that it’s officially winter, prepping for outdoor workouts turns into a serious mental game. It’s darker and colder which can cause you to be a lot less motivated. Besides, it’s easier to sit inside training for a Netflix marathon than a real one. However, stepping outside for fresh air during a time when we tend to huddle under blankets on the couch can be rewarding and head clearing.
Adam Gray Hayward, a personal trainer based in the US, has three tips he shares with clients to help get them outside and prepared for the chillier weather.
Before braving the elements, always be sure to hydrate and have the proper gear on. It’s better to be safe and have to remove a jacket than risk hypothermia.