Shape Up: My Favorite Winter Sweats

Here in LA our winters are marked by cool breezes, the occasional downpour and random temperature drops to a whooping 58-degrees! (I know, our winter is wimpy.) That being said, I would be lying if I told you my favorite winter workouts included regular jaunts down the slopes and cross-country skiing. Instead, I tend to stick to the gym and go on hikes. I also do a lot of kickboxing during the winter as well. But whenever I get a chance, I like to trek up to the mountains for some snow filled fun (and exercise)…

Luckily the snow isn’t too far away from where I live. In 3 hours or less, I can drive past the tree line, right up to the lifts. I suppose that’s one of the beautiful things about living in Southern California.

If you have access to the slopes, I encourage you to ski and snowboard those calories away. You can burn up to 350 calories from one hour of skiing/snowboarding. It works a lot of muscle groups at once, which will maximize your workout. If you’re not one for skiing or snowboarding, build a snowman or have a snowball fight. You can burn up to 300 calories doing either of these activities for an hour! Not bad for a workout, right?

What are your favorite winter workouts?

XO Lauren

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