Fighting off the Winter Blues with Fitness

Fighting off the Winter Blues with Fitness

February 22, 2024

By Lexie Dejewski

Winter blues can leave us feeling like we are stuck in a snow globe of gloom.  Don’t give in to the temptation to hibernate, since your secret weapon is right at your fingertips… It’s time to get moving! Whether you’re new to fitness or fell off the rails during the holidays (like myself), Crunch is here to meet you wherever you’re at.

woman sleeping

First, let’s talk about endorphins. These are just what you need to turn your frown upside down.  Endorphins are the “feel good” chemical your body naturally releases when you engage in moderate activity.  Regular workouts are the perfect way for you to feel good.  So, lace up those sneakers – or snow boots – and let your endorphins do the heavy lifting.

But wait – there’s more! Ever notice how winter messes with your sleep patterns? Say hello to your new best friend: fitness.  Whether you’re taking a favorite group fitness class at Crunch or strolling the park, moving your body promotes regular sleeping patterns. Hello, sweet dreams and recharged mornings!

Whether you’re grooving to your favorite tunes in a Ride or dance class, pumping iron with pals, or mastering the art of downward dog, let’s keep moving. Invite a friend, grab your pup (a friend’s pup), bundle up, and hit the outdoors. It truly does the body good.

woman walking her dog in winters

Exercise is the secret ingredient we all need to conquer this winter funk. Fitness in any form is the perfect winter mood booster, energy lifter, and your secret weapon against the winter blues.  So, let’s make the most of this winter season!

Lexie Dejewski is a Regional Group Fitness Manager at Crunch Fitness.

Crunch’s group fitness classes and personal trainers promote a culture of fun with no judgments. It is an environment built for all types of individuals with various goals. Find a Crunch gym near you to try our free trial membership, or join Crunch now.

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