Winter is a cold and dreary season. It can be difficult to get out and exercise, but it is something that really keeps spirits high during Christmas time. No one wants to go outside to run or shoot hoops, but there are many alternatives!
If you are staying on Walsh’s campus, you have the ability to go to the gym! Its like you have a paid membership to you own private workout facility because almost no one is on campus. If you are staying in Menard or one of the Towers, you do not even have to go outside to get to workout machines…lucky.
If you went home for the holidays, there are still multiple ways to stay active. Think about joining a local gym for the month! It is that time (New Years) that people start joining gyms because they make a resolution to be more fit in the New Year. That means these businesses create special discounts to draw more people. Many offer a free two-month option so work the system and try out a gym membership for a month at no cost. Once you head back to school, make sure to cancel it if you wont be in the area.
Another option is to workout with a friend; they provide great motivation and sometimes have workout equipment at home. I have a huge amount of workout machines at home because my dad was into it when we moved. Now, I have a few friends over to workout with me a couple times a week. It is free and comes with good company. We also like to go to indoor soccer open fields to get some cardio. Find an indoor facility that offers your favorite sport and call to see when they have open fields/courts.
If all else fails, you can always do some sit-ups or push-ups in your room. My uncle does 50 of each before he goes to bed. That seems a little intense for me, but if you want to stay active, create a small workout plan for yourself and stay honest to it.
Staying active relives stress, makes you feel good, and puts you in a better mood. Everyone can use those things during the holiday season. I hope Christmas and New Years treats you well. Stay safe, stay warm, and stay classy!