This is not a fitness blog so I am keeping this post pretty short. Working-out does not mean you need to spend a lot of money on a fancy gym membership. I manage to get enough exercise over the winter inside my home. Most of my exercise involves free weights. They are not expensive and do not take up much space. In addition, I have a yoga mat for stretches and floor exercises. I can do all these workouts in a floor space large enough to lay down in. This added with a treadmill or stationary bike seems to provide plenty of winter exercise to keep me ready for spring.
Working-out does not mean I have to become a “gym rat” or get super pumped over the winter. I am only looking to maintain the level of fitness I am already used to. This only requires a little work over the winter so the spring is not a huge shock to my body. Usually Spring brings a lot of work. There are planters to carry, plots to till, bags of dirt and fertilizer to lift, the last of the fall leaves to pick up, and maybe even some mowing. I am not giving medical advice here. And I am not a medical professional but I find that spring can be very hard if I approach it unprepared. I have found personally that some minor preparation over the winter prevents a lot of sore muscles later.