The joys of winter in the Wisconsin Dells are many – evenings spent snuggling in front of the fireplace, sipping a steaming mug of apple cider after a day spent skiing on the slopes at Christmas Mountain Village – but most of all, the chilly weather that requires you to don multiple layers of warm clothes, thereby hiding any evidence of holiday overeating. Wait, strike that last one… Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness routine or let that hot bikini bod you worked so hard for in the summer fall victim to pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce overload. Whether you’re spending a weekend or a week vacationing in the Wisconsin Dells this winter, it’s easy to stay in shape! In fact, you’ve got so many workout and fitness venues to choose from that there’s really no excuse to let your exercise routine slide. Plus, the Wisconsin Dells is home to more than 20 indoor water parks, so you’ll get a chance to show-off that bikini-ready self, even in the middle of winter!
Located in the heart of downtown, Snap Fitness offers a full range of cardio, strength and exercise equipment so you can choose the work out that’s best for you. Whether you prefer treadmills, arc training or stair steppers, Snap Fitness has got it, along with a 16 strength training machines and free weights.
Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can always find time for a work out. Stop by while you’re browsing through downtown’s eclectic boutiques, art galleries and antique shops, or do some stretching before you stroll the River Walk or take a boat tour. Snap Fitness offers membership plans, short-term, weekly and day passes.
House of Wellness
Just a few miles from downtown in the scenic Baraboo area, the House of Wellness offers a comprehensive range of fitness equipment, classes and training, from cardio machines to free weights, an indoor walking track to strength training equipment. Work up a sweat in a circuit training or cycling class, play a game of racquetball, or relax in a gentle yoga session.
During the winter months, guests can swim in the Aquatic Center, which features a lap pool, kiddie pool, whirlpool, sauna and a wheelchair-accessible therapy pool. You can even get a faux-glow in one of the House of Wellness’ upright tanning booths!
At Cutting Edge Fitness, training staff can help you discover the best workout for your needs. Jump start your exercise program at a Fitness Boot Camp or push yourself with a core training workout. Improve your agility and speed or learn how to exercise with resistance bands and kettle bells.
This locally owned company also offers a range of fitness assessments, Olympic-style weight lifting, self myo-facial release, battle ropes, functional movement screening, and plyometric, stability and mobility training.
Get up and moving with a Zumba class. This dance and fitness craze has swept the country over the past decade, and you can choose from multiple locations in the Wisconsin Dells. Venues include the Kilbourn Public Library, the Baraboo Civic Center, and a variety of local schools, nightclubs, dance studios — even bowling alleys and campgrounds offer this fun workout!
Best of all, anyone can Zumba. This Latin-inspired program blends energetic music with easy-to-learn dance steps in a party-like atmosphere. Mix it up at a class or two while you’re in the Wisconsin Dells and have a great time while getting in shape!
Forget your protein shake? Need to re-up your favorite multi-vitamins while you’re in town? Keep your energy up with a visit to UNC. Set in the Cranberry County Plaza, UNC offers a full line of nutritional products, sports supplements, vitamins, protein powders and work-out apparel, as well as tanning beds. Their knowledgeable staff can help you determine which products will best advance your fitness goals.
This winter, don’t let the cold weather send you into hibernation! While you’re out enjoying the sights, attractions and activities in the Wisconsin Dells, stop by one of the area’s many fitness centers to keep yourself feeling – and looking – great!