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Fitting Fitness in during the holiday season

The holidays, even the holidays during COVID, are a busy time. Fitting everything in can be challenging. This year more than ever, it’s crucial to make time for your workouts! Mental and physical wellbeing are top priority for the end of 2020, we need it!

Here are a few helpful tips to help you Fit in Fitness this holiday season.

  • Just like a meeting, schedule your workouts into your calendars. You will be less likely to miss them if they are written down.

  • Even if you aren’t typically a morning person, try to get your workouts in early in the day during the holidays. There is less chance of things cropping up and bumping your workout.

  • Pack your workout clothes the night before. You will be ready to grab as you run out the door, meaning one less excuse to miss a day.

  • Break up your workouts. If fitting in your regular workout isn’t in the “Christmas cards” this holiday season, break them up into smaller chunks throughout the day. (Check out our earlier blog in August to see more information on the benefits of shorter workouts).

  • Take the stairs or walk when you can. If you have to do a quick run to the store, walk instead of drive (you probably won’t get a parking spot anyways.) If you have to go up a floor to “Accounting”, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Every STEP counts!

  • Change it up – get outside! A walk in the snow is great for mental well-being and can also offer lots of physical challenge.

  • Plan some outdoor activities with the kids, or with the big kids. Snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, skating are fun ways to be active and not realize it’s a workout.

  • You will feel better, have less guilt and reduce stress levels when you workout. So, plan them in and make your workouts a priority this holiday season.

Check out the ACADEMY 12 days of Fitmas – December 8-19th. 12 days of fun fitness challenge to help you FIT FITNESS IN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

  • Each completed “day/workout”, we will add a “STAR” to our Fitmas tree with your name on it.

  • Bring a non-perishable food item or a pair of gently used running shoes to the ACADEMY and get bonus “STARS”. Donations will be made to the Calgary Food Bank and the Mustard Seed.

  • Make a charitable donation online to either the Food Bank or the Mustard Seed! Show us your receipt and we’ll give you more bonus “STARS”!

  • All of the “STARS” will be entered into a draw for great prizes at the end of the challenge.

You can participate:

Sign up at – special events!

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