Winter/Gym Clothes Advice Needed

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    Aug 04, 2014 6:20 AM GMT
    Hi there,

    So I experienced my first winter last year and well it was really rough, especially since I come from a warm place. Anyway, when it got really cold I just couldn't handle going to the gym as it's about a 15 minute walk away and I'd have to walk through the cold, then change into my gym clothes, leaving my coats and stuff in the very limited clothes holding area of the gym (sometimes it'd be on the ground).

    Does anyone who has to walk to the gym through freezing temperatures during the winter have any suggestions on what I should do? Maybe clothes designed for gym use as well as enduring the cold? I've only experienced one winter and I just knew to wear lots of layers, but that really makes going to and from the gym difficult. So any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • buddycat

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    Aug 04, 2014 8:03 AM GMT
    Dress in layers.
  • ed5ward

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    Aug 04, 2014 9:30 AM GMT
    15 min walk is not that bad. in the winter (about 0 to -10oC), I wear sweatpants over my gym shorts, and thicker hoodies over t-shirt and jog to the gym. after the workout, change to dry clothes, then the same way back.
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    Aug 04, 2014 12:28 PM GMT
    they don't have secured lockers in the locker room? This is odd.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 04, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    In a climate with cold winters, gymnasia should have provision for securing heavy winter clothing. I don't know how cold it gets where you are, but with a temperature of -20F, which is not unusual in some places, you need really heavy clothing, including coat, mittens, scarf, hat, and long underwear. I know; I grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Regardless of how long one has lived in such a climate, very heavy clothing is absolutely required.

    Perhaps your gym assumes that everyone will be driving to the gym and can quickly get from the car to the gym, but many people may prefer to walk.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 05, 2014 12:28 AM GMT
    Take a car or bus....

    Kidding, but maybe not totally. I'd rather go in a vehicle and know I'm going to the gym than miss (or hate the walk) with the weather. I'd also try and vary the time of day, go during daylight.
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    Aug 05, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
    Going to the gym when it's freezing cold is truly a chore. I go at 5:30-6ish in the morning and it can be a real bitch, but I go none the less. That said, I can't complain since I'm driving and the heated seats kick in kinda quick. Plus, my winter is no where near as brutal as yours. I'm talking 30's, not teens.
    As long as we're bitching about the cold.. Someone please make this summer cold I have go away!
  • neon4u

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    Aug 05, 2014 1:38 AM GMT
    Try a pair of winter running tights with a pair of shorts over top if you don't want to only wear tights at the gym. Then on top something like Cold Gear long sleeve top. You can take that off during your work out.
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    Aug 05, 2014 3:39 AM GMT
    Under Armour Cold Gear is the stuff.
  • PT_Focus

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    Aug 05, 2014 4:59 AM GMT
    Long socks and sweatpants! And multiple hoodies, especially if you sweat a lot. The only way to do it!
  • jjguy05

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    Aug 05, 2014 7:34 AM GMT
    Wear your normal gym gear: short-sleeve (or sleeveless) shirt with shorts. Wear winter sweats over the shorts, and a winter coat over the shirt. For those really cold days, add a layer: a sweatshirt. Take the layers off in the gym. Put them back on before you leave the gym. You're good to go.
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    Aug 05, 2014 7:39 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidUnder Armour Cold Gear is the stuff.
    +1
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    Aug 05, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    Good gloves and a hat makes a big difference in how cold you feel.

    But in general: winter sucks, one spends a lot of time changing from and into outdoor clothes.
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    Aug 05, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    get a new gym? what kind of gym doesn't have lockers?
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    Aug 05, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    klobasnik saidGood gloves and a hat makes a big difference in how cold you feel.

    Very true. Even warmer (though maybe a fashion don't) are ski-mittens and a ski headband that covers the ears.
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    Aug 05, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
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  • blueandgold

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    Aug 05, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    ed5ward said15 min walk is not that bad. in the winter (about 0 to -10oC), I wear sweatpants over my gym shorts, and thicker hoodies over t-shirt and jog to the gym. after the workout, change to dry clothes, then the same way back.


    I dont understand the measurement system you have used, and it angers/frightens me. I think it may be the tool of a communist socialist agenda and I am therefore reporting you to my nearest homeland security office. I am pretty sure the NSA has sovereign jurisdiction over wherever this "Canada" place is, so get ready you freedom hating puke.

    This is the metric system, right? I learned about it in my foreign policy courses. All the pages were marked NC 17 and heavily redacted.

    I have sent this post to a moderator and hope that it gets flagged. May God (not the metric "god", he is not divisible by 100) have mercy on your soul.

  • FRE0

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    Aug 05, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidMove.


    That's what I did.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 05, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    JackBoneTX said081059-south-korea-winter-exercise.jpg


    Anyone can do that briefly, but walking a long distance is another matter. When I lived in Minneapolis, a couple times I jumped into the water less than two weeks after the ice was out. However, I was in only very briefly.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 05, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    blueandgold said
    ed5ward said15 min walk is not that bad. in the winter (about 0 to -10oC), I wear sweatpants over my gym shorts, and thicker hoodies over t-shirt and jog to the gym. after the workout, change to dry clothes, then the same way back.


    I dont understand the measurement system you have used, and it angers/frightens me. I think it may be the tool of a communist socialist agenda and I am therefore reporting you to my nearest homeland security office. I am pretty sure the NSA has sovereign jurisdiction over wherever this "Canada" place is, so get ready you freedom hating puke.

    This is the metric system, right? I learned about it in my foreign policy courses. All the pages were marked NC 17 and heavily redacted.

    I have sent this post to a moderator and hope that it gets flagged. May God (not the metric "god", he is not divisible by 100) have mercy on your soul.



    Probably that post was never intended to be taken seriously. But seriously, some years ago when there was a serious push to change from the antiquated olde English system to the metric system, some people objected and called it unpatriotic. During the 10 years I lived in Fiji, I used the metric system with no trouble. It certainly simplifies the arithmetic.
  • blueandgold

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    Aug 06, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    FRE0 said
    blueandgold said
    ed5ward said15 min walk is not that bad. in the winter (about 0 to -10oC), I wear sweatpants over my gym shorts, and thicker hoodies over t-shirt and jog to the gym. after the workout, change to dry clothes, then the same way back.


    I dont understand the measurement system you have used, and it angers/frightens me. I think it may be the tool of a communist socialist agenda and I am therefore reporting you to my nearest homeland security office. I am pretty sure the NSA has sovereign jurisdiction over wherever this "Canada" place is, so get ready you freedom hating puke.

    This is the metric system, right? I learned about it in my foreign policy courses. All the pages were marked NC 17 and heavily redacted.

    I have sent this post to a moderator and hope that it gets flagged. May God (not the metric "god", he is not divisible by 100) have mercy on your soul.



    Probably that post was never intended to be taken seriously. But seriously, some years ago when there was a serious push to change from the antiquated olde English system to the metric system, some people objected and called it unpatriotic. During the 10 years I lived in Fiji, I used the metric system with no trouble. It certainly simplifies the arithmetic.


    I completely believe this. Wild huh
  • ed5ward

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    Aug 11, 2014 10:06 AM GMT
    I prefer kelvin over any other units for temperature. but that's literally what I wear in the winter. I live about 15 min walk from school and 10 min walk from the gym.

    I've seen people from alberta walking around vancouver in the winter in t-shirts and shorts. I guess people in canada are more used to the cold. Personally I can't take much heat.