Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Even though spring is on the way, for many after-work and weekend athletes it can’t come soon enough. While winter sports abound, skiing through deep powder isn’t exactly the best way to get in shape for tennis. So what are the alternatives? It turns out that an increasing number of indoor sports can easily segue into summer—and many of them have become seriously competitive in their own right. The C.R.A.S.H-B. Sprints, an indoor rowing championship, for example, is every bit as grueling as the Head of the Charles regatta, and victory can be just as sweet. Not a rower or a tennis player? A number of completely new sports might provide a more fun way to stay in shape than pounding out endless miles on a treadmill at the gym. From flag football to indoor soccer, read on for the winter athlete's best indoor options.