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Beat Laziness at Rittenhouse Claridge in Philadelphia with These Fall Fitness Tips

October 9, 2014

When the weather gets colder, it’s harder to stay active. As you watch the thermometer drop, heading out from Rittenhouse Claridge for a morning jog doesn’t sound as appealing. But with a little extra preparation and planning, you can still keep your good habits going. Try these simple ways to keep active throughout autumn:

  1. Prepare. Maybe you’ve noticed that your light-fabric T-shirt isn’t enough to keep you warm at the start of your workout? Dress in layers, so you can stay warm early on, and take off layers as you go. Also, be sure to stretch, as it’s easier to get injured in colder weather.
  2. Try equipment-free indoor workouts. There are plenty of indoor exercises you can keep up with little to no equipment, so you don’t even have to leave Rittenhouse Claridge. Pilates, yoga, and basic strength-training exercises like pushups and situps simultaneously make your muscles stronger and stretch you out to prevent chronic soreness.
  3. Create a program. It’s hard to stick to good habits if you don’t make a plan. Write out a schedule that best fits your lifestyle and goals, and stick to it. That way, the thought of cold weather won’t leave you hitting the snooze button over and over.

Adapt Your Workout for Cooler Weather [F&W News]