Best Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Winter has arrived in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As the temperatures dip, you may find it harder to motivate yourself to exercise. But when you live in a Ladera active adult community, you’ll have ample opportunities to remain on the go.

Check out a few of our tips to stay active in winter and learn how moving to a Ladera community could also benefit you this season.

Take Advantage of Sunlight

You may have grown accustomed to early morning or evening walks during the sweltering temperatures of the summer, but now, it’s time to adjust your workout schedule again. Switch your outdoor workouts to noon or the early afternoon to take advantage of sunlight when the day is the warmest.

Ladera communities feature meandering walking trails with scenic views of parks, ponds, and greenspaces. Take a lunchtime walk throughout our communities to enjoy beautiful sights and get your heart rate up.

Play a Sport

Another benefit of living in a Ladera 55+ community is the access to fun sporting options including pickleball and putting greens. When you get a group of friends together to play a sport, you’ll feel more motivated and energized to stay active in winter!

Pickleball helps get the blood pumping without being as fast-paced and hard on the joints as tennis. It’s also a great sport for beginners, so even if you’ve never played before, you’ll soon be having fun while also getting in shape.

Move Your Workout Indoors

Winter in DFW can mean bitter wind, rain, and occasionally snow. For the days that are too cold and dreary to spend time outdoors, you can easily fit a workout in at an on-site fitness facility when you live in a Ladera community.

Located steps from home at The Hub clubhouse, our workout rooms feature cardio and strength training equipment and weights to help you accomplish your fitness goals. Our lifestyle programs also feature exercise classes that bring homeowners together for fun ways to get in shape!


Exercising isn’t the only way to stay active in winter. Picking an activity that gets you moving with a purpose is just as important during the cold days ahead.

Volunteering is one way to keep you busy and motivated, especially during the holidays when the need for local outreach is the highest. From the local food bank and soup kitchen to delivering holiday gifts and supplies to families in need, volunteering is a great way to get moving and give back!

We hope our ideas for staying active during the winter days ahead inspire you to achieve your fitness goals this season. Ladera communities make leading an active adult lifestyle easier thanks to our wonderful amenities and activities that connect neighbors all year long.

Ready to start living a Ladera life? Learn more about our 55+ communities in Fort Worth, Rockwall, Mansfield, and Prosper or contact us directly for further assistance.