Head for the Hills
You don’t even need real snow to get a winter thrill. When you go snowboarding and skiing, ski hills often make their own snow; provide you with equipment (gloves and hats not included), lessons (if desired), fresh air and a cardio workout. Plan a mini road trip out of the city for an action packed day.
Be a Team Player
If neither self-motivation nor the outdoors is your thing, there are tons of competitive, recreational and drop-in team sports you can participate in indoors. Whether you want to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash or even join a dodgeball team, it’s a sure way to get your blood pumping.
Deal With It
Groupon, Wagjag, Teambuy and the other hundred coupon sites out there are a great way to test out a new gym or fitness class without breaking the bank. Whether it’s MMA, judo, or hot yoga, you can buy a $20 pass for 20 drop-in classes for your local gym or a hole in the wall you’ve never heard of. If you’re flying solo, gyms offering a buy-and-try tend to host very inclusive atmospheres (they want to lure you in). If you have a friend to join you, that’s all the better, since a companion will increase your motivation to go.
Weight It Out
If you’re dead set on not leaving the house, invest in some basic workout gear. You can get a solid workout in the convenience of your own home with as little equipment as a jump rope, a set of weights and your own body. Just remember to throw in a couple of extra reps to make up for being too lazy to put on your boots.