Workout Ideas You’ll Want To Try This Fall

We have been trying really hard to get out more this fall, which has been awesome, and it’s also presented some great opportunities for exploring other kinds of exercise. Here are some wonderful workout ideas for those cool crisp fall days.

Because you know when the weather gets really cold, no one wants to be outside unless there are ice skating and hot chocolate. 

So, before the snow starts to stick, enjoy these last few weeks of fall weather by trying something new.

Consider These Fall Workout Ideas

workout ideasHiking or Running Trails

Now, I’m not one to run anywhere unless I’m being chased, but I do love a good hike. Since we’ve moved, we really haven’t had a chance to explore much (summer was just too darn hot), but this fall we’ve gotten out a lot more, which has been great.

We have a local park not too far from us that has awesome hiking trails, and it’s a nice change from walking the neighborhood!

If the idea of going for a walk (or jog – no judgment here) through your neighborhood bores you to tears, think about a change of scenery – and terrain – may be just what you need.

Find a local trailhead, strap on your hiking shoes, and get your heart pumping as you wind your way down an unfamiliar path.

Going for a walk (or jog) during the fall can be a real treat as you enjoy the cooler temperatures and changing colors of the leaves (my favorite part!).

If you find yourself hiking often, you may want to consider investing in a couple of accessories to keep your hands free, like a holder for your phone and a Camelbak for water. 

Rock Climbing

It gets super cold in the winter here in Michigan, and as the temperatures drop and winter approaches I’ve been thinking about trying the climbing wall at our local gym. 

Rock climbing can be a great way to challenge yourself and burn some calories while growing stronger, and it’s so much fun you won’t feel like you’re actually working out.

See what options exist in your area and look into an introductory package or a free trial to see if it’s something you enjoy!

HIIT Workouts

HIIT – otherwise known as “high-intensity interval training” – is a great way to optimize your workout when you don’t have much time but want to burn fat and boost your cardiovascular health.

At its core, HIIT training is centered around short, intense bursts of exercise followed by brief cool-downs, which makes it a great way to stay in shape when the days start to feel shorter and you don’t want to spend hours in the dark working out.

The best part? You don’t need any equipment to do a HIIT workout.

All you need is an interval timer (you can download an app on your phone) and a little creativity (or help from one of the many HIIT apps), you can challenge yourself and break a sweat in your own basement.

Or the living room.


When I was in high school, my favorite class was kickboxing. I loved the control, the momentum, and the challenge, but honestly, it’s been years.

Until this year.

My barre studio offers a kickboxing class that left me dripping with sweat and wanting more.

If you’re looking for a workout that’s also a great stress reliever, consider signing up for a kickboxing class.

Kickboxing has become an increasingly popular way to break a sweat and burn a ton of calories. Plus with more and more studios popping up, it honestly isn’t hard to find a place to try it out.

Most kickboxing studios (and gyms) will let you participate in a trial before committing to a full membership! So give it a try and see if you like punching and jabbing as much as I do!

inside workout ideasWhile there are plenty of ways to exercise and stay fit. These are a few great options to consider if you’re looking for ideas to stay active during the cooler fall months. Here are 12 ways to sneak exercise into your day.

And, as the breeze turns even colder, you can bring your workout inside without losing the momentum you gained earlier in the season.

I hope that you’ll actually look forward to your time spent exercising when you incorporate these activities.

How do you like to stay in shape and work out during the fall months?

Leave a comment and let me know!

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