How to Stay Active During the Winter in Delaware

Say goodbye to outdoor jogging and yoga. These indoor activities can help you stay active throughout the winter in Delaware.

Especially for those fond of warmer weather, Delaware winters can make it difficult to stick to a fitness routine. Staying active in the winter months is a common struggle for those who enjoy outdoor workouts like yoga or jogging.

Whether you’re looking for activities to get your kids up and moving or ways for yourself to stay mobile throughout the holiday season, there’s something for everyone in Delaware. Regardless of age and the shape you’re in, there are ways to stay active indoors and out of the cold. Here are some indoor activities available across Delaware to help you stay active during the winter months.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Fun & Fitness is an aerial studio and gym in Hockessin. The family-friendly training atmosphere welcomes people of all ages, shapes and sizes to try out a new way to get active during the winter. This fun (and indoor) way of working out fuses stretching exercises with Pilates-based core moves, fun aerial challenges and strength training.

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“My passion is to take somebody who’s never done anything…maybe even hates to work out or hates to go to the gym…[and] get them in the silks and having some fun,” says Zina DiTonno, the proprietor of Aerial Fun & Fitness.

Intro/beginner classes are available at various times throughout the week. Learn more or book a class online.

Aerial Fun & Fitness | 7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin | 409-0128

Indoor Rock Climbing

The Delaware Rock Gym in Bear is a great way to work out indoors during the cold winter months. For beginners, the gym recommends booking a “Trial Climb,” which is structured for those who have never climbed before. Try out three top-roped climbs belayed by an experienced staff member. Indoor rock climbing can be a fun activity for the whole family!

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Delaware Rock Gym | 520 Carson Drive, Bear | 838-5850


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Trampoline Parks

Trying to keep the kids active in the winter with limited time outdoors in the cold? Trampoline parks are a great option! Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park in Lewes offers options like a foam pit and kid zone for younger children. Upstate, Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park offers trampolines, climbing walls, ropes courses and more. Newark’s Sky Zone is a great place to host birthday parties or just take the kids to let out some pent-up energy.

Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park | 32295 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Lewes | 827-4453
Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park | 531 West Main Street, Christiana | 223-5182
Sky Zone Newark | 211 Executive Drive, Newark | 449-1252

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Ignite Fitness Kickboxing has locations across the First State. Ignite Fitness is a full-service fitness company whose goal is to provide people with the tools to live a healthy lifestyle. From kickboxing sessions and strength training to nutrition and accountability services, Ignite Fitness could transform the way you work out.

Try a 60-minute kickboxing session for a full-body workout. New recruits join with an ambassador volunteer to test-drive one of Ignite’s group sessions, including the basics of kickboxing movements and terminology. Once onboarded, workouts can hit three times a week, taking advantage of Ignite’s anchored hanging bags and wave-masters, plus certified coaches and nutritionists.

Ignite Fitness | 35 Commerce Way, Dover | 35770 Airport Road, Rehoboth | 119 Patriot Drive, Middletown


If you’re looking for a high-intensity workout this winter, this is it! CrossFit Petram’s owner offers classes at lunchtime, in the evenings or as early as 5 a.m. to accommodate busy schedules. CrossFit is known for being a complete lifestyle change for a lot of people, and the sense of community is also a draw. Don’t let the intensity of this workout regimen deter you, since CrossFit trainers believe in meeting athletes at their own level. You might see five different variations of the same workout at any given time. “Not everybody is built the same,” points out Dover trainer George Dobbins, “so it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.”

Crossfit Dover | 155 Commerce Way, Dover | 242-5400
Crossfit Petram | 14 West Main Street, Middletown | 464-6050

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