As the temperature starts to drop, it can get increasingly hard to motivate yourself to stay active. Winter is often when people find it challenging to stay fit and stick to a workout schedule, but it is also one of the most stunning seasons on the Coast. With so many great facilities available on the Sunshine Coast, you have plenty of options available. If you’re having trouble getting into your fitness routine now that the cold has kicked in, here are 4 fun ways to work out in winter.
The Best Biking
When it gets cold outside, the best way to combat the chill is to get out on your bike. Luckily, the Sunshine Coast is home to some of the most exciting and diverse biking opportunities in the state. For a full day of fun, consider checking out Parklands for some of the most interesting and challenging mountain biking tracks on the Sunshine Coast. For those that aren’t so keen on getting off the beaten track, there are some great options for road riding in designated cycle lanes all along the spectacular coastline.
Bikram Yoga is a dynamic form of exercise that will energise and rejuvenate your body like never before. It is demanding yet incredibly rewarding and has a series of 26 postures, called asanas, to target all the different muscles, ligaments and joints to keep your body in the best possible shape. Each of the postures is accompanied by two breathing exercises, known as pranayamas, and is suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced participants. You can sign up for a Bikram Yoga class at Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Kawana and Warana.
Stay Swim Fit
Swimming in winter might seem like a real challenge, but thanks to the amazing heated facilities at Cotton Tree Swimming Pool, you’ll be cutting laps without feeling the cold at all! The centre is open seven days a week during winter, and hours vary depending on the day. You can choose to use the 50m outdoor pool which is maintained at 26 degrees, a 25m indoor pool which is a warmer 29 degrees and for the ones who really like it hot, there’s a 12.5m fully enclosed heated pool which is kept at 32 degrees. Professional coaching, swim squads and mums groups are all part of the Cotton Tree experience.
Hit the Gym
Getting out of the cold and into the gym is a great way to keep fit during winter. If you’re looking for impressive state of the art facilities, make sure you check out the brand new Health Club located on the second floor of the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre. With easy access from the Sunshine Motorway, it’s the perfect place to beat the winter blues with high tech cardio machines, top weights equipment and fun fitness classes. Take advantage of the child minding services, test yourself with TRX Suspension Training, then soothe your muscles with a session in the steam room to relax.
The team at Goodlife Maroochydore are dedicated to helping you achieve all of your health and fitness goals, while providing a safe and supportive workout environment. See for yourself why so many people are choosing to keep fit at the newest Health Club in town, and stay active this winter.
With such fun ways to stay fit all winter long, there’s no excuse why you can’t get back into a great workout schedule. Try some of these excellent exercise ideas on the Sunshine Coast and enjoy the feeling of staying fit and active all winter long.