This January brought one of the coldest starts to a new year in recent memory. With lows dipping down into the single digits, many Nashvillians were loathe to venture outdoors for exercise. And who can blame them? Going for a bike ride on an icy road or setting out for a jog without the proper cold-weather exercise clothing can sometimes do more harm than good.
This winter, stay healthy with some fun (mainly indoors) exercise classes and fitness opportunities.
Indoor rock climbing has rapidly grown in popularity during recent years. The sport is likely to see even more growth when it’s officially added to the Olympic Games in 2020. Today, Nashvillians have more options than ever for indoor rock climbing.
Don’t miss Climb Nashville West’s staggering walls for some adrenaline-pumping top-rope action. Or, for a more low-key experience, head over to their East Location and try your forearms at some bouldering (low, rope-free climbing).
Nashvillians on the south side of the city should check out The Crag Nashville, which opened its doors in 2017.
HOTBOX Fitness Nashville
Rock climbing is a great way to build strength for the slow-and-steady types, but a kickboxing class will throw you straight into a full-sweat, calorie-burning experience. Located in the Gulch, HOTBOX is a kickboxing experience unlike any other. With a focus on fitness (as opposed to martial arts), these primarily female classes are a great way to get out of the cold and warm up!
East Nasty Running Club
If a little cold weather doesn’t bother you, then check out the East Nasty Running Club, which meets Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly. Each week, the pack heads out for a three to six mile route that winds through East Nashville. You don’t have to be a “runner” to join. If you’re under an 11-minute mile, start with the “Lasty Nasty” group at 5:45!
Inner Light Yoga
Located in 12 South, Inner Light Yoga boasts a “West Coast vibe” and “Southern hospitality” that integrates music, rhythm and beats into flows. Not your typical yoga session, Inner Light Yoga puts music at the core of the practice. Plus, they’ve always got the studio heated to approximately 75 ºF, making it the perfect escape from whatever frigid temperatures Nashville might bring our way!
Verticity Indoor Cycling Studio
Verticity takes indoor cycling to the next level with high-energy group classes that will leave you completely wiped by the end! If you’re looking to get an excellent (indoor) cardio workout, pay a visit to the Five Points area studio that will make you completely rethink the phrase “stationary bike.”
Whatever You Choose, Get Your Exercise!
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. That’s just 30 minutes a day, five days a week. In addition to aerobic activity, look for ways to incorporate strength training and reduce time spent sitting.
See a Primary Care Doctor In Nashville, TN
Need help developing an exercise plan for 2018? Doctors at St. Thomas Medical Group have helped hundreds of patients take control of their own health and create positive change. To schedule an appointment with a board-certified doctor in Nashville, contact St. Thomas Medical Group by calling +1 (615) 297-2700. Our physicians have offered quality care at the intersection of Green Hills, Sylvan Park and Belle Meade for over 40 years.