Winter might bring freezing weather, but it doesn’t mean we should hibernate. Lace-up those sneakers, bundle up in your cosiest gear, and let’s get those endorphins flowing to keep you active and happy.  

You’ve got this! Get ready to amp up the fun with these 20 ideas to keep moving and have a blast this winter.  

Indoor Activities 

1. DIY boot camp

Create your own boot camp-style workouts using everyday items like water jugs, chairs, and towels for resistance exercises. 

2. Create a home workout space

Set up a designated area in your home for exercise with basic tools like resistance bands, dumbbells, and a yoga mat. This makes it easier to stick to your fitness routine without needing to leave the house. And if you have any other indoor equipment, like stationary bikes, treadmills, or rowing machines to keep your workouts varied and interesting, set up your home gym and use it.  

3. Join a virtual class

Take advantage of online fitness classes. Many platforms offer a wide variety of workouts, including yoga, Pilates, HIIT, dance, and strength training.  

4. Dance it out

Turn up your favourite music and dance around your living room. Dancing is a fun way to get your heart rate up and lift your spirits. 

5.  Engage in bodyweight exercises

Incorporate bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, lunges, and planks into your routine. No equipment needed! 

6. Stretch regularly

Start your day with a 10-minute stretch routine to wake up your body and get your blood flowing. Or practice Yoga or Pilates for flexibility, strength, and relaxation.  

7. Indoor walking

Walk around your house or apartment while on phone calls or in meetings if you’re working from home.  

8. Stretch while cooking

Do calf raises, squats, or stretches while waiting for water to boil or food to cook. 

Outdoor and social activities 

9. Bundle up and go for a walk

Dress in layers and go for a brisk walk outside. The fresh air and natural light can boost your mood and energy levels. 

10. Join community sports teams or leagues

Join low-cost or free community sports leagues to play sports like basketball, soccer, or netball. Or take part in an indoor game to stay active and social. 

11. Get to a gym

From heart-pounding dance workouts to muscle-sculpting boot camps, there’s a class for everyone at the gym. As a Multiply member you score at gyms like Planet Fitness and Virgin active

Creative and fun ways to stay active 

12.  Mall walking

When it’s too cold to walk outside, head to your local mall for a brisk walk around the shops for a little window shopping. Many malls open early for walkers. 

13. Walking meetings

If possible, take your meetings on the go. Walk and talk, whether it’s around your neighbourhood or your living room. 

14. Jump rope

A jump rope is an inexpensive piece of equipment that provides a fantastic cardio workout. 

15. Try hula hooping

Hula hooping is a fun and effective way to work your core muscles. Plus, it can be done indoors, making it a perfect winter activity. 

16. Set up a mini trampoline

A mini trampoline, or rebounder, is a great indoor exercise tool. It’s fun and provides a good cardiovascular workout. As a Multiply member you save when you buy from bounti

17. Use ad breaks for quick exercise

Do simple exercises like leg lifts, sit-ups, or jumping jacks while watching your favourite shows, or during the ad breaks. 

18. Take the stairs

If you have stairs at home or work, use them to get extra steps in. Climb up and down a few times for a quick cardio workout. 

19. Play active games

Get physical by playing interactive games like Wii Sports or Just Dance. 

20. Stay motivated with a fitness friend

Find a workout partner to keep each other accountable and motivated. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or online buddy, having someone to share your fitness journey with can make it more enjoyable and rewarding. 

There’s no excuse not to get moving. Find the fun and you can stay active, healthy, and happy this winter. Remember, it’s the little things that can make a big difference in how you feel during the winter months.