The Benefits of Cold Weather Training…

Summer bodies are earned in the winter….

In todays blog from we will be looking at 10 massive major benefits of spending a week exercising in cooler temperatures in the UK – which is now available for a limited time of three weeks at our private island near London in February.

In this article we will look at the 10 most important benefits of cool climate training at our bodycamp and why we know anyone can achieve amazing results in only ONE week.


  1. Reduce SAD (seasonal effective disorder)

The science is abundant that in winter people get SAD (seasonal affective disorder) But getting off the couch and taking part in indoor training in winter with a fantastic group of fun people for different fun workouts will help you soak up the beauty of nature and release endorphins – this boosts your mood and wards off symptoms of depression. Also it can combat the effects of not much sunshine for the pat couple of months and can provide your body with some much-need Vitamin D.


  1. New training options and styles of workout!

The winter weather opens up new options for training – indoors/outdoors and enables everyone to push themselves harder. You have a choice of either working out in an outdoor field or in our state of the art indoor gym – but either way it will be easier than doing so in the sweltering heat!


  1. Cooler weather training gets you greater health gains!

The cardiovascular system is pushed further in cooler climates and therefore gets greater gains. This is because the cardio system is forced to warm the whole body up and increase the blood flow to all the working muscles and the heart and lungs, in these type of cooler conditions with outdoor training.


  1.  You burn more fat!

In cooler climates the body is forced into keeping its core temperature warm!  As the body does this, our metabolism is raised and the body burns much more fat reserves than in warm weather. Also when the warmer weather comes, you will feel much more fitter and stronger, especially in the mind!


  1. Get a head start in the battle of getting into shape after Christmas and the holidays!

We all ove the festive season, but we can overindulge. By hitting the ground running in February you will be helping your mind and body get into good habits and staying focused in our quest to be healthy….and you’ll see the results when the weather warms up


  1. Set new goals and visualize for the new year!

At the bodycamp we also focus on the mind and the body. We create realistic new exciting goals for the year and create what we want to achieve – in supportive workshops every day.


  1.  It’s refreshing and wonderful to be outdoors with new friends!

Workouts outdoors in nature are invigorating. The air is crisp, sun bright and the trees look incredible. The island we have this year is famous for being the only place in the UK for having all five types of owls living there! Experiencing the island with a new group of friends is life-changing.


  1.  It will make you mentally and physically tough!

Exercise outdoors in cooler climates creates a mentally stronger mindset for the future and the rest of the year. After spending a week at the camp you will realise that you can workout any time, anywhere and anyhow – the island experience will provide many new ideas for you to take away!


  1.  Reduce risk of injury for the rest of the year and build the base!

By exercising and starting your year the correct way and building up good levels of health and fitness, you build up a “fitness base” for the rest of the year to be safe in the knowledge that you have built a foundation of health at the beginning of the first few months.


  1. Increased blood flow around the body and reduced inflammation around the joints!

Exercising in the cooler climates promotes increased blood flow around the working muscles, due to the fact that warm ups are much more fun and intense. The cold also after exercise can also reduce swelling around the joints and after exercising outdoors, the body turns on its internal heaters as soon as you walk back inside – thus producing an incredible glow and after burn for the whole body and skin.

Have a look at dates on for our private island retreat in February…..the benefits are clear to see!


Rick Parcell

Strategic Intervention Coach