Denver is typically known for its mild climate and clear bluebird skies. The super snowy cold weather is usually reserved for the nearby mountains. This week Mother Nature really changed things up! We have had three snowstorms in the past six days and today it is only 14 degrees outside. I decided not to take these freezing temperatures lightly and stick to indoor workouts.
Yesterday and today I spent my time sweating inside the luxurious gym Pura Vida in Cherry Creek. I woke up yesterday feeling like a cold was knocking on my front door wanting in to warm-up (I don’t blame the guy, it’s COLD OUT!), but I do not have time to get sick while I am working out everyday. Since the cold guy was really banging, I decided to take it easy at the gym: 30 minutes on the elliptical, light lifting, ab work, followed-up by a few minutes in the steam room. Have you ever tried a steam room? It was my first experience and I am still at a loss for how that makes people feel better, it just made me feel slightly blind and like I was going to pass out.
Today was a different story. I woke up feeling 100% better and ran a mile to warm up, then took a thirty minute “mad abs” class and followed that up with 45 minutes on the elliptical. The ab class was awesome and I realized I would like to add that into my regular workout routine to amp up my core. The guy next to me told me the same thing…four times.
Not every workout has to come with an inspirational message and that nice reminder gave my mind a rest while I moved my body. However I did realize that when the temperatures are barely in the double digits and the last thing that I want to do is workout, it really does make a difference to have a beautiful gym to call “home sweat home.”