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Get Fit For 2010: A Reader's Favorite Workout

This week's challenge for the Get Fit For 2010 giveaway is to share a workout that works for you. Read why FitSugar member benheld's favorite workout doesn't feel like work at all.

I really love downhill skiing and snowshoeing, although I don't get to go out too often. Usually I'm having sooo much fun, it's not until the next day when my whole body is sore that I realize I got quite a workout!

I live in Chicago so I patiently wait for snow to go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing — it's too flat for any good downhill slopes here. I'm originally from Montana, and when I get a chance to go back I love skiing at Discovery; Great Divide is also really close to my hometown.

Here's a fun pic of me snowshoeing in Chicago this year — I'm in the green coat.

I'd love to hear about more readers' workouts, so join our Get Fit For 2010 community group and write a blog post about your favorite workouts. By participating, you'll not only be on your way to a healthier you, but you'll also be entered into the drawing for our weekly giveaway of a $100 Nike gift card as well as an awesome grand prize.

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benheld benheld 6 years
@jkat: Yeah, it's probably so popular here because it's flat and we get lots snow. :-) @jrabbit: Snowshoeing is pretty easy, like walking almost. You do have to pick up your feet a little higher, and you have the added resistance of the snow. If you're interested in trying snowshoeing/x-country skiing you could start by checking out rentals @ someplace like REI, or an outdoor outfitters.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 6 years
i love that picture!!!
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
I'm jealous, I've been wanting snowshoes lately because we've been getting snow every couple of weeks but I can't bring myself to make the purchase. Living in TX (the panhandle), I'd only be able to use them 5 times a year tops.
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 6 years
As someone who hasn't lived in a snowy region for very long, I'm curious: Is snowshoeing basically walking on the snow with special shoes on? I like walking/hiking, so it looks like fun to me.
jkat jkat 6 years
I live in Chicago, too. One of my friends got engaged while snowshoeing ... it was so cute. I didn't realize this activity was such a trend here.
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