Tip #1: Advise Your Clients to Be PreparedHopefully, this is the first thing you’re discussing with clients. As it gets colder, especially if you’re living somewhere more north, your top priority should be giving pointers on how to be prepared when working out in the cold. People who decide to push forward with their outdoor workouts need to know how to dress for the weather. To stay warm, advise your clients to…
- Layer Up
- No one wants to be cold when they exercise outside. Discuss dressing for warmth, but also dressing to stay dry. There’s a balance to be found between dressing warm enough to stay warm from the cold but also not dressing too warmly that your otherwise great workout is ruined by overheating and sweating enough to get cold. This could include thermal layers as well as moisture-wicking clothing items.
- Wear Bright Colors
- You likely have clients who enjoy getting their workouts out of the way first thing in the morning. Your biggest concern with them, aside from keeping warm, should be keeping them visible. Many workout clothing items come with reflective strips making this easier to do, or you could tell them to invest in a reflective vest or belt. Check out these reflective gear options.
- Ensure Proper Shoe Traction
- Where we’re from, it snows…a lot. Runners and morning hikers will need to invest in shoes with proper traction or an option that allows them to add some to their shoes. Many companies these days make traction devices for shoes that let you do the equivalent of putting chains on your tires but for your shoes. Running shoe brands even have shoes with traction soles that can do the same thing for you. To get you started, check out some traction recommendations from Runner’s World.