#WERKIT: MAINTAINING YOUR SUMMER BOD DURING WINTER
You may have located your mat on the beach during the Summer months for a quick stretch but nowadays your only moments of ‘zen’ happen when you’re waiting in line for a coffee. Now that things have cooled off there’s no need to let your little Yogi habit slide simply take things indoors and turn the heat up keep those limbs lean. Hot Yoga studios hold a temperature of 26 -30 degrees which is said to accelerate benefits by warming the muscles to the perfect temperature to optimise flexibility (hello Miranda Kerr-style bendy-skills!). One Hot Yoga has studios in Potts Point or South Yarra, alternatively Sydneysiders can book a mat at one of Body Mind Life ‘s handful of studios or Melbournians can find other options in Om Yoga.
If you are brave enough to face the great outdoors running is undoubtedly the easiest way to warm yourself up quickly and get in a convenient sweat sesh, but that first bite of chill can be the biggest hurdle. On the positive side this simply calls for a bit of extra outfit planning… which is what we do best! Throw on some light layers to ensure that you are dressed for any condition, a spray jacket will be your best friend at this time of year. To help keep things on track and the motivation bar set high, give yourself a goal to work towards by the end of Winter and keep track of your progress.
It may seem counter intuitive but for those times that you can’t even gather the courage to get out the door look no further than your TV set to build that booty right in your living room. Barre is the perfect no fuss workout, combining all of the toning benefits of Pilates and the lovely lean-ing effect of Ballet all achieved in a small space.
Online classes and video tutorials are becoming more and more popular. The original and arguably best (if endorsements from the likes of Phoebe Tonkin, … and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge are anything to go by) is Ballet Beautiful.
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