As difficult and unappealing as exercise can be, it’s still so much easier to go for a run or take a yoga class when it’s sunny and warm outside. With freezing temperatures, it feels like there’s little to no motivation to get your heart rate up. But fitness coaches are here to the rescue so that you can stay fit throughout the winter, too. Scroll down to know more how you can find motivation.

Zanna Van Dijk, a personal trainer and fitness blogger, says that bad weather isn’t the problem, but bad clothing choices are. To keep your fitness routine going strong, invest in winter activewear. According to Dijk, “It makes outdoor training much more comfortable and reduces the risk of catching a chill.”

But that doesn’t mean you have to exercise outside to stay fit and in shape. You can just as easily stay inside and workout. If you’re motivated enough to workout at home, you have instant access to thousands of fitness instructors, like Blogilates, Zanna Van Dijk or Fitness Blender online and completely free.

If you need a little more accountability, consider signing up for some local classes. An added bonus to taking classes is that it’s usually harder to back out of classes you’ve already payed for.

And the best way to make sure your fitness routine actually happens isn’t just to sign up for classes and buy new fitness apparel. The surest way to make sure you work out is to schedule it in and treat your fitness plan like every other to-do on your list: you check them off once you complete them.

And when you do, you’ll feel great, no matter how cold the temperature is outside.

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