Most of us can tolerate the cold temperatures when holiday cheer is still hovering around, but what about after? Here are four ideas to keep you warmed up, even when its chilly outside.
- Schedule Work-Outs, Consistently!
Following a consistent workout is a sure-fire way to beat the winter blues. If you’re not willing to brave the cold temperatures on an outdoor run or hike, take your workout indoors instead. Try one of the Nashville-area fitness studios below to boost your creativity and your confidence. Pro Tip: Class Pass will give you a chance to try a variety of classes on your schedule.
Nashville Fitness Studios
- HotBox Fitness / The Gulch – This is kickboxing like you’ve never experienced it before. Burn 800 – 1,000 calories during a 60 minute, high-intensity workout.
- Climb Nashville / East Nashville & West Nashville – Climb Nashville has two locations where you can raise your heart rate climbing to your heart’s content. You can also enjoy standard fitness classes and a variety of yoga classes at either location.
- Krank Nashville / Green Hills – Try cycle, strength or a combination of the two in a boutique setting with small class sizes and something for individuals at all fitness levels.
- Barrys Bootcamp / The Gulch – Lights down. Music up. It’s time for an hour long workout that includes treadmill routines and strength training. The workout changes every day of the week, so it’s never the same twice.
- Escape Inside a Bookstore & Coffeeshop
Taking the time out of your day to put your nose in a book has proven benefits. Finding yourself constantly glued to the iPhone or tablet? Break the habit by logging out and spending, at least, one hour reading a day. Extra points if you unplug completely– goodbye WiFi. Here are some Nashville area bookstores you can check out right now. Unwind with a good book while supporting local businesses! Take one of your purchases to one of Nashville’s many coffee shops and enjoy a peaceful afternoon learning something new over some locally brewed coffee.
- BookmanBookwoman / Hillsboro Village
- Parnassus / Green Hills
- Rhino Booksellers / Green Hills and The Nations
- Barista Parlor (East Nashville, Germantown, The Gulch)
- Bongo Java (Belmont, Downtown Nashville & East Nashville)
- Fido (Hillsboro Village)
- Provence Bakery (Hillsboro Village, Downtown, )
- Frothy Monkey (12 South, Downtown Franklin, Downtown Nashville)
- The Perch (Green Hills, Downtown, Brentwood)
- CREMA (Downtown, Pinewood Social)
- dose. (Sylvan Park)
- Ugly Mugs (East Nashville)
- Headquarters (Sylvan Park/West Nashville)
- The Well (Lipscomb, Brentwood)
- Edgehill Cafe (Edgehill Village)
- Take a Class
End the spring season with a new skill whether it lands on your resume or not. Always wanted to channel your inner Oscar winner? Try an acting workshop (like these at The 4th Wall Acting Studio in Germantown). Or, try an adult class at Watkins College of Art and Design. If you’re short on free time, try an online class that can happen whenever you like or even a weeklong-long certification program.
- Spend Time with Friends without Breaking the Budget
When you take the initiative to make plans, you can choose an activity that fits your financial circumstance so don’t have to blow off your friends or blow the lid on your budget. Here are some of our favorite things to do around Nashville during the winter months:
Fun Nashville Hangout Spots
- Acme Feed And Seed / Downtown Nashville – Four floors of food, music and fun, inlcuding an open rooftop bar with sweeping views of Broadway). This new Nashville favorite has everything from an update on the classic honkytonk to a lounge-style bar with craft cocktails and sushi. $$$
- Pinewood Social – For everything you could need to do in one day. From coffee, dining, drinks, cocktails, to a vintage bowling area, boccee ball and, come summer time an outdoor pool area. Pinewood social is the perfect place to have a nice day out of the house. $$$$
- Coco Greens Vegan Cafe and Wellness Center / Elliston Place – Coco Greens has all of the essentials of a detox spa day under one roof: juice, vegan food, spa services and a health and wellness market. $$
- Centennial Sportsplex / West End – Swimming pools, ice rinks, tennis courts and a fitness center. Active day with friends? Here you come. $
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