Transitioning to the gym – You've spent months frolicking in the great outdoors, whether running solo through the fall foliage or playing ultimate Frisbee with your friends. But that chill in the air means it's almost time to hit the gym. Thankfully, heading inside doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a fun-filled workout.
Transitioning to the gym – Love being part of a team? Take your friends inside for a game of volleyball, roller hockey or indoor soccer. Some city kickball leagues -- a popular option for the less athletically inclined -- even offer dodgeball as a winter alternative.
Transitioning to the gym – Rollerblading is a great cardiovascular workout that burns tons of calories and helps shape your hips, thighs and butt without a lot of impact on your joints.
Transitioning to the gym – For a similar burn indoors, try out one of the new trampoline parks opening around the country. Many offer adult-only jump sessions where you can feel like a kid again (without running over one) and aerobics-like classes that will up your heart rate in a new way.
Transitioning to the gym – There's nothing better than breathing in the fresh fall air as you tackle a hike with your family. But frostbite can diminish that post-workout glow.
Transitioning to the gym – Trade in your hiking boots for some cushy sneakers and run steps at an indoor stadium. Or try that stair-stepper machine you've been avoiding at the gym. You'll increase your aerobic capacity and firm that troublesome gluteus maximus (butt) area. To replicate a true hiking atmosphere, turn on the Travel Channel.
Transitioning to the gym – If you've just finished your first -- or fifth -- triathlon, you may miss the long training rides that took up your summer months.
Transitioning to the gym – To work out your arms indoors, take your kids to an rock climbing facility. They'll have a blast pulling themselves up the wall -- and may be too tired to climb the bedroom furniture later.