Fall Into a New Fitness Routine

With September finally here and cooler autumn days ahead, it can be a great time to start (or refresh) a fitness routine. Whether you take advantage of the season in the great outdoors or prefer watching the leaves change from inside a gym, here are three ways to pump up your exercise routine this fall.

  1. Hit the trails. Walking, hiking, biking and running are easy, fun ways to get some exercise, whether alone or with a buddy. Explore your area’s trails and parks, or just enjoy the sidewalks in your own neighborhood. If you’re looking for a new bicycle, our local partners (including Orrville Bike Shop, Century Cycles, R-D Bike Shop and Bud’s Bicycle Shop) can help you with everything you need to get rolling.
  2. Find a gym. If you prefer using weight machines, the pool or taking fitness classes, finding the right gym is key. Choose one with the services you’ll actually use, and many employers offer discounts for gym memberships — see if yours is one. Our partners like the Bucyrus YMCA and Anytime Fitness in Marion are great options to consider.
  3. Upgrade your equipment. It may seem otherwise these days, but here’s a secret: You don’t need brand-new, fancy clothes to work out. But a fresh pair of running shoes or a reflective shirt for evening walks can greatly enhance your comfort and safety. You’ll find a wide selection of apparel and accessories at Dunham’s Sports, where members receive 15 percent off all non-sale, in-store purchases.

No matter how you work out, AAA can help make it easier and more fun — and save you money, too. Visit AAA.com/Discounts to see more ways members can save.