Chasing the winter blues away by keeping warm, staying active

Many of you have been weighing in on social media, letting us know that you're just plain sick of these cold temperatures. At the Gahanna YMCA people are staying warm during these cold, winter months in a variety of ways. (WSYX/WTTE)

Many of you have been weighing in on social media, letting us know that you're just plain sick of these cold temperatures. We went to the Gahanna YMCA to find out how people are staying warm during these cold, winter months.

We found a group of ladies enjoying the warmest water they can find on a February day in Ohio -- the hot tub.

"It just relaxes us and gets us ready to go forward with our day."

Like many of us, they're looking forward to spring.

"I have tulips that are up this high, so that's a perfect sign that we're getting there."

Inside the sauna, it's a sweltering 170 degrees. On Monday, it was packed with people steaming the winter blues away.

"It's just cold and slushy and muddy and dirty. I just don't like it."

Over at the pool Jeff Dailey and his daughters are getting ready for summer with a swimming lesson.

"We've been stuck inside so we're definitely ready to get outside."

People said the key to keeping spirits up is working up a sweat and thinking positive thoughts as we wait for spring to arrive.

"I'd really rather go to the beach more but my grandkids are all here, so we just find things to do inside to stay active."

If you're counting down the days, the spring equinox is on Tuesday, March 20th.

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