Heating up in winter

27 August 2017 by
First published: 21 October 2014

Brrr, it’s getting cold outside – but heating up in winter is easy with these exercise options

Well, it’s that time of year again – the days become shorter, the thermals make an appearance and the central heating gets pumped up incessantly. For many of us, this is also an excuse to hide under layers of clothing and bury ourselves under the duvet rather than keeping up our fitness routines. But this year, we’re using winter as the perfect opportunity to get our blood flowing, heart pumping and bodies warm.

Check out these workouts that are guaranteed to get your temperature rising in the cold weather:

1. Bikram yoga

There’s no better way to work up a sweat that getting involved in a 90-minute Bikram yoga session. Working through a series of 26 gruelling postures in a room heated to 40 degrees, this class will work all muscles, joints and organs in the body. The heat works to increase muscle relaxation and blood circulation as well as flushing out any toxins. If you’re keen to escape from the cold and get moving in temperatures reminiscent of summer, why not head down to Bikram Yoga London?

2. Outdoor bootcamps

So training outside in sub-zero temperatures may not be your initial idea of fun, are we right? But without a doubt, it has a whole range of benefits for your mind and body – and will get you warm in an instant. No matter what time of year it is, outdoor exercise can boost your energy and decrease tension and depression, which often sets in during the winter months. For a calorie-burning, temperature-rising outdoor bootcamp session, check out British Military Fitness, at various locations across the country. You may start off cold but you are guaranteed to warm up in a flash.

3. Yotopia

Yotopia offers hot flow yoga and Pilates classes, once again giving you the opportunity to get your body moving in a heated room. The classes at Yotopia work to enhance your energy levels, which often plummet through the winter months, as well as reduce stress and tension. If you’re looking for a luxurious way to burn calories, tone up and build strength, check out one of the many classes on at this studio.