I've developed an annual cycle of being relatively inactive over winter, picking up my walking and incredibly gentle jogging in the spring, developing a flare and avoiding the excess heat in summer, then getting back into walking in autumn until it gets too cold again.
I'm thinking about getting a gym membership again, but it's very hard to stay motivated when I have periods of enforced inactivity where I lose what little progress I've made.
Does anyone have any tips on how to stay motivated or types of exercise I can do even during a flare? I'd rather not swim due to time and finance issues (swim membership at my local is disproportionately expensive). I work full time so it's tricky to find classes that are gentle on the joints after 6/6.30pm and I'm just losing the will.