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The holiday season, even in the exciting parties and events, can bring about a whirlwind of stress and busyness. Amidst the gift shopping, party planning, and social gatherings, it’s crucial to prioritize your physical and mental well-being. One effective and enjoyable way to combat holiday stress is through physical activity.


Exercise has long been boasted as a natural stress-buster, and in the holidays, this is no exception. When you engage in physical activity, your body releases endorphins – you know:  those feel-good hormones that act as natural mood lifters. A brisk walk, a quick jog, a strength training session or a yoga session can do wonders in alleviating stress and helping you maintain a sense of calm and control within the holiday chaos.

Working out also helps build strength and improve mobility, which helps you stay injury-free throughout the holidays. This is important as you have to lift, carry, and move a ton of holiday shopping bags! If you don’t know where to start, check out our blog on core exercise fundamentals. In that post we outline some basic core exercises to get started with.


Not only does exercise positively impact your mood, but it also provides a much-needed break from the constant hustle. Consider taking a break from holiday preparations to enjoy a refreshing outdoor walk or jog. Whether it’s a nature walk to admire festive decorations or a fun family ice-skating outing, these moments of physical activity can become great memories and stress-relief rituals.

If you need to take your movement up a notch, add bodyweight movements to your routine. Our favorites are push ups, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls, and good mornings! Check out coach Lindsay’s instagram for more workout ideas!


Take a break from the seasonal rush with a rejuvenating strength training session, focusing on compound movements. Sweat away stress and enhance your mood, creating an escape that nurtures both body and mind. The act of lifting weights or challenging your body’s strength not only reduces stress but also contributes to increased energy levels, allowing you to approach seasonal tasks with renewed vigor.

Come join us at Embody fitness for a personal session with one of our trainers, or a group class with a fun community. Having a place to get away physically as well as mentally will help break apart the busy schedule you may experience during this Holiday season. Email us at to set up a free personal training session and let’s lift away that holiday stress together. Whether it’s a quick home workout or a gym session, strength training becomes a therapeutic moment within the holiday frenzy.

As you navigate the holiday hustle, remember that your well-being is a priority. Incorporate physical activity into your routine to combat stress, boost your mood, and create joyful memories. This holiday season, let the magic of movement be your secret weapon against stress, ensuring a healthier and happier celebration for you and your loved ones.


Let us provide that getaway for you this season at Embody Fitness! Email us at to set up a free personal training session. Post-holiday movement is the best, especially when we are eager to start fresh for the new year.

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