It's the first week of December. It's the MOST wonderful time of the year! It's also the busiest time of the year and you may find yourself hustling around to prepare for the Holidays and attending many Holiday celebrations with excessive amounts of high-calorie, sugar-loaded Holiday dishes and desserts! While the Holidays are full of joy and family fun, there's little time for exercise and too much time spent grazing (read indulging) on the not-so-healthy foods and drinks while spending quality time with family and friends.
Now, I am all about spending quality time with loved ones and enjoying my favorite Holiday meals, but it's my job to promote daily exercise and I do my best to "practice what I preach." So how do I expect you all to fit in your daily exercise with all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season? It's easy! I am starting the HOLIDAY HUSTLE series of Free Fitness Friday in which I will give you a quick and effective full-body workout each week that you can perform anytime and anywhere! In just 10 minutes, you'll burn off the extra Holiday indulgence and you may even get your friends and family members to join you in this fun and fast workout!
This Week's Free Fitness Friday workout: Holiday Hustle Series - Full-body Pyramid Workout
In order to perform this workout, you will need at least 10 minutes, an open space to move and jump around, and a jump rope (if you have one). Your goal is to complete 100 reps of the first exercise, then 80 reps of the second, then 60... until you work your way down to 10 reps of the 6th exercise... then you rest for 1-2 minutes and repeat the pyramid starting at 100 reps of the first exercise, then 80 reps, and so on until you reach 10 reps of the 6th exercise to complete round 2. Try to complete 1-3 rounds (with the given amount of time you have) for a calorie-blasting full-body workout that will have you feeling great and energized for the Holidays!
Here's the work out!
- 100 jump rope (or stationary bunny hops)
- 80 mountain climbers (40 each leg)
- 60 jumping jacks
- 40 skaters (20 each leg)
- 20 push-ups
- 10 squat thrust and jump
** Rest 1-2 minutes, then repeat (starting back at 100 jump rope / stationary bunny hops)
Check out this short video of my awesome client (and great friend), Sabrina, to see how to perform each exercise and to ensure you have proper form!
That's all there is to it! You may find your heart rate increased after reading through the workout, but have no fear! I know you can complete this plyometric workout! Just go at your own pace and rest when you need to.
So let's get moving! Try to perform this workout twice this weekend and stay tuned for next week's Holiday Hustle workout!
As always, stay awesome and have a wonderful weekend ahead!