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Outdoor Fitness in the winter

Are you ready for the Winter Part 2?  - Fitness Gear to Survive the Winter 

****Please note this is a working updating blog so only in draft stage - Not finished, edited or proof checked. I am mildly dyslexic so some of the below may not make sense yet :) 

Please note these are all suggestions - We understand every person has their own person preference on what they like to wear, thickness, style and how their body adapts to certain items of clothing. (IE: Performance wise, over heating and comfortability; Waterproof vs breathing in clothes and trainers) 

Head Torch and Hats with lights 

Hats with lights ideas and deals we have found 

Head Torches ideas 

Running Bag / Fitness Belt for your belonging

We are now encouraging you to keep your own keys/ valuables on yourself when training to avoid the potential spread of covid. 

Below are a few suggestions you could like at:

  • https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/ulp282/ultimate-performance-fitbelt-%7E-pink-%7E-aw20 (Pink)
  • https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/ulp283/ultimate-performance-fitbelt-%7E-black-%7E-aw20/ (Black)
  • Build & Fitness Running Belt
  • Eono Running Belt (My Preferred choice for bootcamp, light weight and does not move about) I used for Spartan Beast! Great to hold keys/ small items (Great for bootcamp) 

Base-layers 

Thermal base-layers in the winter can really help keep you warm in the winter, can help with absorbing sweat and be a great asset if you go walking in colder area / high mountains. 

Performance Base-layers can aid with muscle movement and recovery (But less about warmth for the winter) They can absorb sweat, help with windy nights and provide an extra layer without you feeling too heavy, with extra clothing on. Personally in moderate to cold weather I warm up fast when exercising so go for Performance base layer. 2XU's and SKINS are my preferred choices 

Other ideas: 

  • Mens Trespass Mens Timo Long Sleeve Active Top Medium thickness base layer which is also good for running and wearing in classes  (Good with sweat - This is my go too for colder wether and performance) 
  • Women's Dare 2b Womens In The Zone Wicking Quick Dry Base layer
  • Women's Inov-8 Women's Base L/S Top
  • Women's / Mens Campra Thermal Base Layers from Sports Direct (Male / Female) Good Value


Gloves

Gloves Water Resistance, Thermal, multipurpose use with good grips for using equipment 

  • Cevapro Thermal Gloves - for Cycling Touch Screen Gloves Anti-slip Winter Gloves Running Warm Gloves for Women Men Driving Walking Dog Biking Sport Outdoor
  • ROCKBROS Cycling Gloves - Mountain Road Bike Gloves with Anti-slip Shock-absorbing Pad Fleece Thermal Full Finger Windproof Bike Gloves Adjustable Water Repellent Gloves for for Men Women
  • Mountain Warehouse Selection (Varied Light weight - to thicker waterproof) 
  • KEECOW Mens Winter Gloves Waterproof, Warm Anti-slip Waterproof Touch Screen for Sport Running Driving Hiking Cycling
  • Unisex Touchsceen Fleece Insulated Gloves -Thermal Windproof Snowproof Warm Gloves Winter Sports Ski Snowboard (Good Value) 

Thinner Outdoors / Running (Not as water proof but good in cold dryer weather or for running) 

Waterproofs/ Wind Jackets and Hi-Vis 

Waterproof and windproof jackets are generally a personal choice! Some people like long sleeve and some prefer a Gillet style with no sleeves! A good lightweight waterproof will be good in the winter month. Remember if you get a full taped seam waterproof they can sweat a lot but will keep you drier from the rain! Below are some ideas but check out the sites at the bottom of the blog to do browse  

Sleaveless: 

Long Sleeve: 

Coming soon 

Hi-Viz Website: 

https://btrsports.co.uk/ Great Value 

Mats 

Over the winter you may want to bring a mat to the session or if we use a harder surface to train on this will protect your back and hands when doing floor and core exercise. 

See a few suggestions you might want to look at: 

Buffs 

We have UK Outdoor Fitness Hoodies; If you sign up as a monthly member we will give you one; whist stocks last 

Hats 

Throughout the winter we advise that you have a hat / couple of hats to wear at bootcamp. We believe it better to be prepared and take layers off; than come get cold and be put off by the colder weather. You soon warm up and is a good asset to have for before and after a session if you do not like wearing one when exercising

Good Sites & Stores for Winter Gear

Trainers - See our Blog here on Trainers to help you in the winter > 

https://www.ukoutdoorfitness.com/bootcamp/outdoor-trail-trainers

 

Updated as for 11th October 2021

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October 12, 2020

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