Your summer holiday feels like a distant memory and you’ve packed you bikini away for another year. It might feel like autumn is the time to wrap yourself in cosy blankets and binge watch box sets until Christmas, but the change of season is actually the perfect time to think about fitness and to stay active. Here’s our top tips for a fab fall:
1. Embrace the morning run
With the new season comes the cold winds and frosty mornings, but don’t let this discourage you from your outdoor fitness routine. Autumn is actually the best time to get out for morning runs. The temperature is just right for a bracing jog to boost your circulation and leave you feeling invigorated for the rest of the day. Plus, the mornings are light enough that it shouldn’t feel like too much of a struggle to get up and out the door.
2. Try a new indoor activity
If the thought of morning runs is giving you the chills, don’t worry there’s plenty of other options – you’ve got no excuses! Use this time to try out a new indoor fitness class. Why not try spinning to get your blood pumping? How about a hot yoga class to get you through the cold evenings? Or maybe there’s something you’ve just always wanted to try, like ballet or trampolining – give it a go this autumn.
3. Prepare for holiday indulgence
We all know that the holiday season is a time for eating well and partying hard. This year, be prepared and keep your fitness routine strict this autumn, so you won’t feel guilty when the holidays come around. A bit of indulgence is good in moderation, if you put in the hard work now, you can look forward to seasonal treats even more!
4. Enjoy quiet gyms
If you’ve been thinking about joining a gym, don’t put it off until January with the traditional ‘new year, new me’ resolution. Get ahead of the game and join your local gym this autumn. Make the most of inductions and personal trainer time while it’s quiet, so when the hoards join in January, you can feel smug that you’ve already sussed out the best machines and you’re 3 months into your fitness goals.
5. Boost your immune system
Keep the sniffles at bay this year with a regular healthy eating and fitness routine this autumn. While your co-workers are sneezing and coughing, you’ll be squatting and crunching your way to a flu-free few months.
What are your goals for autumn? Do you have any suggestions for staying motivated this season? Let us know in the comments below.