Coach leading fitness class in squatsStaying active throughout the year can be a challenge, especially when the seasons change. The weather, holiday schedules, and daylight hours can all impact our motivation and ability to exercise. However, at the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we believe that every season offers unique opportunities for physical activity. Here’s our guide to staying active in every season. 

  1. Spring
    Spring is a time of renewal and a great time to refresh your fitness routine. As the weather warms up, consider taking your workout outdoors. The YMCA offers a variety of outdoor classes, from yoga in the park to group runs. Spring is also a great time to try something new. Consider signing up for a new class or joining a sports league. The longer daylight hours also provide more time for evening workouts. 
  1. Summer
    Summer offers plenty of opportunities for physical activity. Take advantage of the warm weather and long days by swimming in the YMCA pool, playing a game of basketball outdoors, or joining a morning boot camp class. Remember to stay hydrated and avoid exercising during the hottest part of the day. Early morning or evening workouts can be cooler and more comfortable. 
  1. Autumn
    Autumn is a beautiful time of year to enjoy outdoor workouts. The cooler temperatures and colorful scenery make it a great time for hiking, biking, or running. Autumn is also the start of the school year, making it a great time to establish a regular workout routine. The YMCA of Greater Whittier offers a variety of classes and programs to fit any schedule. 
  1. Winter
    Winter can be the most challenging season for staying active, but it’s also one of the most important times to maintain your fitness routine. Regular exercise can help combat the winter blues and boost your immune system. We offer a variety of indoor classes to keep you moving, from yoga and Pilates to strength training and cardio workouts. If you enjoy the cold, consider outdoor activities like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. 

Staying active throughout the year requires a bit of planning and flexibility, but the benefits are worth it. Regular exercise can boost your mood, improve your health, and help you maintain a healthy weight. At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we’re here to support you in your fitness journey, no matter the season. We offer a variety of programs and activities to keep you moving and motivated all year long. So, no matter what the weather brings, remember to keep moving and stay active. Your body and mind will thank you.