How Fitness Can Help You Live in New England

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So it’s winter time in New England and you know what that means, SNOW!!


Yesterday was no exception. We got dumped on pretty decently. 


While it wasn’t nearly as bad as some storms in the past, the weather channel definitely down played this one a little. 


But why am I talking about snow, isn’t this blog supposed to be about fitness?


Don’t worry, I am getting there. 


For anyone that has had to shovel snow in the north east, heck even snowblowing applies here too, knows how hard it can be. 


I mean, take a place like Winthrop or Revere or East Boston, the houses are literally built on top of each other. So when you shovel or snowblow, where does it go? Typically you shovel and then walk it to the backyard, if you have one, or some spot you designate as the snow dump and put it there. Then it’s walk back and do it again, and again. 


Ok Andy we get it. You don’t have to make us recount the awesomeness that is shovelling. I am still having PTSD from the winter of 2015. 


Right, move on. How does shovelling relate to fitness?


Well, if you happen to workout. If you by chance go to the gym more than two times a month. If you make taking care of yourself a priority, then guess what?


It makes things like shovelling, so much easier!


If the fitness programs that you follow train you with full body movements at reps that are higher than 3 then chances are it’s preparing you to be better at life, and all the physical demands life has to throw at us. 


Well Andy, I have a snowblower, so shovelling isn’t an issue. 


And that’s great! But now imagine if your legs and arms were even stronger so that you wouldn’t be so wiped from pushing the snowblower after you’re done. Or what happens when the snow is too heavy for the snowblower and you still have to shovel?


Wouldn’t it be great to be in the best shape of your life so that it’s not nearly as terrible?


Yes working out can help you deal with stress. It can help you find friends to chat with. But overall working out should really just help you be a better human overall. 


Want to be ready to handle the next snow storm? Click the link below to schedule your FREE Intro Class. 

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Coach Andy is an Owner and Head Coach at Tradewinds. He grew up in traditional martial arts and uses that rigor and discipline in his high intensity strength training. The more technical the movement, the better, with his specialty being the olympic lifts, especially the snatch.