There are reasons galore to skip workouts, and many of them come about around this time of year.
Between the baking heat of the dog days or, conversely, the soaking rain from tropical storms, outdoor exercise is unappealing at best, impossible at worst.
Along with winter, late summer poses arguably the biggest threat to an exercise routine.
Sweating it out is one thing, but when your daily walk becomes an exercise in fire resistance, or when torrential rains make drowning on land a distinct possibility, it’s probably time to roll out Plan B.
Whether that’s an exercise class at the gym, a few laps around the mall, or a living-room-based workout doesn’t really matter; the point is to keep up the momentum of physical activity.
Skipping workouts quickly snowballs and can eventually lead to quitting the attempt altogether. So, when weather threatens to undo your progress, it’s important to crank up YOUR efforts to promote exercise among your employees.
Getting them over the hump … be it summer heat, tropical rains, or general burnout … isn’t nearly as hard as getting them to start exercising in the first place. But it’s just as important.
Indoor workouts can be whatever you make of them. Help your employees discover the range of options available when weather or temperatures (hot or cold) keep them from taking on exercise in the great outdoors.
A few options:
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