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What’s keeping you from winter workouts? BY LISA SCHULZ

The days are short and the nights are long, but if you’re not working out to get your weekly endorphins, chances are your season won’t work out well. So take a break from making excuses. Instead, take our quiz to identify your obstacles. Based on studies by Kathleen Martin Ginis, professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in chilly Canada, and advice from Nicole Gutierrez, an instructor at Ravenswood Fitness Center. Here are some tips to help you get off the couch.

START HERE WHY DON’T YOU GO TO THE GYM?

IT’S A PLACE FOR SEXY PEOPLE, NOT ME

I LACK MOTIVATION

IT’S FULL OF SCARY BODY BUILDERS IN THONGS AND MUSCLE SHIRTS

ARE YOU SELF-CONSCIOUS?

I’M SORRY, THE WHAT?

SERIOUSLY? FOR REAL?

YES

NO

JUST KIDDING

DO YOU PROCRASTINATE?

YES

YES DO YOU JUST HATE WINTER?

WEAR YOUR WORKOUT GARB UNDER YOUR WORK ATTIRE. THESE LAYERS WILL KEEP YOU WARM AND SAVE YOU A TRIP HOME.

I’M RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS

AT LEAST YOU’RE RUNNING

WHAT’S THE OBSTACLE THEN?

TIME

CLOTHES

I LEAVE THEM AT HOME

LUCKY YOU. HOT STUDIES SHOW YOGA HAS FULLBEGINNER EXERCISERS BODY BENEFITS, OFTEN MISUSE WARMS UP YOUR MIRRORS AND PICK MUSCLES AND THEMSELVES APART WORKS UP A SWEAT DURING EXERCISE, FOR YOU. UNLIKE GYM REGULARS.

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YOU’RE HOPELESS

UM, REALLY? NO

NO

NO YES

NO

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KEEP A WORKOUT PLANNER. STUDIES SHOW THOSE WHO PLAN AHEAD EXERCISE TWICE AS MUCH PER WEEK AS PEOPLE WHO DON’T PLAN.

I HAVE NO GYM CLOTHES

DOUBLE UP ON THE LATEST FASHION FAD WHILE YOU SWEAT. POWERWALK AROUND A MALL IN THE MORNINGS.

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ECHO Winter/Spring 2014  

Echo magazine informs and instigates. We aim to engage and incite Chicago's creative, socially and politically active readers. Echo features...

ECHO Winter/Spring 2014  

Echo magazine informs and instigates. We aim to engage and incite Chicago's creative, socially and politically active readers. Echo features...

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