Pop Quiz:

Do you know what winter feels like? (Yes) or (No)

Have you already dumped your summer boo thang? (Yes) or( No)

Have you experienced an influx of people sliding in your DMs? (Yes) or (No)

If you answered “Yes” to at least 2/3 of the questions above, then you, my friend, are right in the middle of the unofficial, official “Cuffing” season. The motives are simple: meet as many people as you can (digitally or IRL), establish a bond with one of them, and make him/her your cuddle buddy for those frosty nights in the North.

As basic as it sounds, Cuffing Season is not for the sensitive types who cry over Drake lyrics and take Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” as a serious apology. It’s for the lovable, sensual ones who know it’s cold in the North and that bodies were made for cuddling.

The risk in Cuffing Season is that too many bouts of rejection can leave a person feeling helpless and alone. So, take a more strategic approach to cuffing this year by checking out the three moves below. They’re guaranteed to help you snag a winter boo via a strong core and/or an intentional thirst trap.

“Better yet I’ll change my numbers for the whole winter”

The Anthem: “Cuffin Season” by Fabolous

Move 1: Great for arms and abs.


Move 2: Obliques on fleek.


Move 3: Planks on planks on planks.


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