It seems like allergies are hitting everyone really hard this year. People are sneezing and coughing everywhere and our cars all have that lovely yellow/green film on them.
I suffer from allergies year round, but they change. In the fall I wheeze, in the winter I get an itchy throat, and lately, I just seem to have a persistent headache. It's totally bearable, but still a bit unpleasant.
When allergy season would hit, I'd usually workout solely at the gym with the AC being a welcome treat to my lungs. Right now I can't imagine going for a run outside, which is wickedly ironic since this is a wonderful time to run outside. But it will pass. This is apparently tree pollen, and while it's high now, it's on the outs. Next comes mold I think. Nice, right?
So when you must workout inside, what do you do?
For me, Spinning is the best. However, I haven't taken someone else's class in ages. There's always the treadmill, or the stair climber (not the stairmaster), or another favorite is the arc trainer.
If you've never tried this machine, I'd encourage it. Some have moving arms, others don't, that's your preference. I prefer the moving, but if I'm stuck with a no-arm machine, I try to pump my arms on my own.
My only issue with this machine is that my feet tend to creep forward and if I'm not careful, my toes get jammed in to the front of the foot compartments, so I just make sure to pull my feet back a bit if they're about to be crunched.