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Winter Workouts: Staying Active and Fit in Cold Weather

Gini Grimsley
Feb. 22, 2024 / VASA Admin
Winter Workouts: Staying Active and Fit in Cold Weather

To be physically ready for your favorite summer activities, you need to start training in the winter. There are many ways to get your workouts in, even when the weather outside is frightful. VASA offers premium HIIT and yoga classes along with other premium amenities and classes so you can build strength and endurance in the off season. Combine a great workout routine with sleep and recovery, and you’ll be set up for a successful, active summer.


Male athlete doing a workout with a medicine ball in a VASA Fitness Group STUDIO RED HIIT class



STUDIO RED, VASA’s high intensity interval training class, offers strength and cardio stations that will give you a great full-body workout when you’re limited to an hour at the gym. This program offers progressive strength training and conditioning intervals meant to help you build strong muscles and a strong heart. The Coach in the class helps guide you around the room and through each workout to make sure you push yourself while staying safe and having fun. Classes are designed to help you reach certain heart rate zones, which are based on your own level of fitness, which makes it a great class for beginners and seasoned athletes alike.


Female athlete doing yoga stretches in a group STUDIO FLOW Infrared Yoga class at VASA Fitness



STUDIO FLOW, VASA’s infrared yoga studio, trains your body to get used to warmer temperatures inside the classroom even though temps may be low outside. Having a base of flexibility and mindfulness helps support more intense training sessions. STUDIO FLOW’s three different class types—Restore, Deep Stretch, and Flow—can help you recover from the stress of life and the stress of your workouts. If you’re looking to get more flexible in general, Deep Stretch would be your go-to class. For a more traditional yoga class, try Flow. For a fully relaxing class to help you relieve the stresses of the day, take Restore.


Male athlete doing strength training lunge squats with a barbell at VASA Fitness



STRONG, VASA’s performance lifting area, lets you do all the big barbell lifts from squatting and deadlifting to pulling and pressing. You can even set up the landmine attachment to train your entire body at a squat rack station. Strength training is one of the best ways to prepare the body for outdoor activities. Getting stronger makes things like hiking, biking, and evening walks easier. STRONG can be your one stop shop for getting your entire body stronger.


Female athletes on stair steppers in VASA Fitness' cardio deck


Cardio Deck

Physical activity is hard to get in once the temperatures drop outside. Current guidelines for physical activity are between 150 to 300 minutes of moderate activity (like walking, jogging, dancing, and playing) or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (such as running, cycling, basketball, or pickleball). VASA’s expansive cardio deck includes treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and stair climbers, which are perfect for maintaining your endurance until you’re able to get outside again. In many of VASA’s gyms, you can even play pickup basketball games to get in that vigorous activity each week.

STUDIO RED, STUDIO FLOW, STRONG, and the cardio deck allow you to train the entire body for any activity you are planning to do in the summer months. If you’re interested in training to stay in shape year-round, reach out to one of VASA’s certified personal trainers and they can help build a program that meets your needs and keeps you fit no matter the season.