How to Stay Motivated for Winter Workouts

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: How can you keep your fitness goals on track during the winter months?
Air Date: 10/13/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michele Stanton, Walking Coach
Michelle StantonMichele Stanton is a walking coach ( and ACE-certified fitness instructor, has been inspiring and motivating people to get active for more than 20 years.

Michele is the author of Firm Up in 3 Weeks and Walk Off Weight, and co-author of Walk Your Butt Off! As the former Fitness Director of Prevention magazine, she created a marathon walking program and coached thousands of readers to walk full and half marathons across the country. Michele has also produced and appeared in more than a dozen exercise DVDs and created numerous audio workouts.

Michele has been a presenter at the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit, serves on the Board of Directors for ACE, and is a member of the Every Body Walks Collaborative. She has written for a variety of publications, including Self, More, Weight Watchers, and Shape magazines. Her numerous media appearances include The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, CNN, USA Today, and NPR.
How to Stay Motivated for Winter Workouts
When the weather gets a little colder, it's easy to find any excuse to stay curled up on the couch and skip your workout.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, five days per week, and 8-10 strength training exercises (with 8-12 repetitions of each) twice per week to maintain good health.

During the winter, you can either opt for walking at an indoor track, using a gym for stationary bikes or treadmills, or work out inside your home.

Michele Stanton, Walking Coach, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how you can stay motivated to work out throughout the colder months.