Happy holidays!! Are you ready for the holiday frenzy?  For the fully packed schedule, tempting treats, and savory dishes? We don’t mean to startle you, but the holiday season can be chaotic; and if you don’t keep your fitness plan in check, your waistline will be expanding even before the New Year kicks off!

However, PowerHouse Gym will help you stay fit during the holiday season with 7 fruitful tips; and of course, without compromising the fun part!

1.Stay active

You can breathe a sigh of relief; this has nothing to do with the gym! In other words, you can stay active by using the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away for the sake of walking, going holiday shopping, and even hitting the dance floor. All these activities can help you burn extra calories without even realizing it.

2.Stick to a routine

Let’s agree on this. If you don’t squeeze in time to work out during the holiday season, you will regret that later; big time! You can hit the gym for 30 mins, 3 days per week and this would be enough. You can also focus on high-intensity interval workouts to burn extra calories. However, if you find it difficult to stick to a routine during the holidays, it is high time you hired one of our personal trainers at PowerHouse Gym.

3.Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

Did you know that sleep has a key role in fitness? Make sure to get 7-8 hours of blissful sleep every day. In case sleep is out of reach, it is better to stick to a soothing bedtime routine such as showering before bedtime, limiting fluid intake at least 45 minutes prior to bedtime, reading a book, listening to relaxing music, and dimming the lights. 

4.Eat smart

Overindulging during the holidays will leave you shedding tears of regret by the end of the year when you look at the scale. But does this mean that you have to miss out on all the mouthwatering holiday goodies? Of course not. You can eat whatever you want but in small portions. For example, instead of eating the entire chocolate crinkle cookie, satisfy your sugar tooth with a sliver. Moreover, stuff your plate with lots of greens and thank us later.

5.Prioritize drinking water

Your water bottle should never leave your side! Drinking plenty of water will leave you feeling full and this will decrease your food consumption.

6.Never skip meals

Don’t fall into this trap! If you think that skipping your meals will help you lose calories, think again. In fact, skipping your meals, especially breakfast will lead to overindulging.

7.Enjoy seasonal activities

Seasonal activities are the best way to shed away some calories while having fun. Put on your winter gear and burn up to 500 calories per hour while ice skating or sledding at the Snow Dunes Theme Park. You can even go biking with your friends and enjoy the holiday vibes on the streets.

The holiday season will hit differently this year! Along with these 7 tips, our professional trainers at PowerHouse Gym will make sure that you don’t start the New Year with a bloated belly and expanded waistline.