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Outdoor Exercisers Can Reap Unexpected Benefits by Moving Indoors

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(Reuters) – Road runners and cyclists may dread moving their exercise routines indoors as winter approaches but fitness experts say it could be an opportunity to fine-tune a familiar routine or a chance to discover new skills.

Jessica Matthews, a California-based yoga instructor and exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise, said road cyclists, racers and runners trickle into yoga classes.

“The cold weather might have forced them indoors but they discovered something,” said Matthews, adding that a change in the weather can offer be a chance to supplement their workout with cross-training, group fitness classes or even workout DVDs.

“Runners and cyclists often spend little time on strength training,” Matthews explained. “But we know it is a critical component to enhance what you do and do it safely.”

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