1. Don't head outside until you warm-up. "Ten minutes is a good length of time to warm up prior to your workout," says Chantal Brodrick, founder of personal training and group fitness club Energyinxs (energyinxs.com.au). "Try my quick indoor warm-up, below, before you head out into the great outdoors during winter."
2. Wear the right workout gear. "Buy socks that go higher than your ankle to keep your achilles and ankles warm," says Linda Allen, a two-time Australian champion for women’s triple jump. "Also, wear a singlet that covers your lower back, and a light, waterproof jacket, preferably with a hood, in case it starts to drizzle. There's nothing more annoying than getting your clothes and hair wet, especially when you're exercising before or during work during winter."
3. Hydrate. "It might be cold outside, but you'll still sweat during your winter workout, so make sure you stay well hydrated by sipping water before, during and after," says Brodrick.
4. Keep your nose dry. "If your snout flows like a tap in cold weather, you can get gloves with terrycloth on the thumb that acts like a mini tissue," says WH fitness advisor Ray Klerck.
Static squats: Place your feet a little wider than your hips, toes turned out slightly. Hold your hands in front of your body to help balance, then bend your knees to drop into a squat position (bum only to knee height, no lower). Return to standing. Do 10 reps 2 times.
Jog on the spot: Get your blood pumping by going for a quick jog on the spot. Keep your feet close to the ground and your arms bent and tucked in by your sides. Do 6 x 20-second jogs with a 10-second rest in between. (No need for big moves too early – you're just warming up.)Knee push-ups: Even if you normally do push ups on your toes, warm up with knee push-ups to kick your chest, shoulder and core muscles into gear. Do as many as you can in 1 minute. Rest for 30 seconds, then do another set.