FoxNews Workout Wednesday: ChristmasEve ‘Quickie’ Workout

IMG_9470Merry Christmas EVE! I know you’re tempted to skip your workout today but DONT!  There’s no need to.  Here’s a workout you can do in 8 minuets in your own home.  You don’t need any equipment so before your brain tries to convince you otherwise, grab your sneakers, and get moving!  Your kids or partner may want to join you so try to get them on board to make it a fun, group workout.  If you’re familiar with tabata style workouts then you can also use these 4 moves for an 8min tabata round. Click on this link for a tabata timer you can use for free if  you don’t already have one.  Otherwise, follow the directions below and please warm up if you haven’t already!

Also, if you haven’t already please watch today’s Fox New’s My Carolinas segment!  I work hard on the material I put out for all you guys so watching, liking, re-posting and sharing what you like on social media is the best way you can show me your gratitude and help me get to where I want to be:)  Click here or on the picture to see today’s segment.

Warm Up:  5min of stair climbing w/ 20 crunches done every minuet (so you’ll end up doing 5 rounds of 20sit ups)

Christmas Eve ‘Quickie’ Workout

*Do each move in workout for 45sec, rest 15sec between moves
*Get as many rounds in as you have time for!

Workout
• Plie Squats
• Alt. Crescent Lunge
• Push Up Kick Through (modification: Mountain Climbers)
• Crab Kicks
• Side to Side Jump Squats

repeat

Hold Camel Pose for 10-30sec.

Burn It to Earn It! Thanksgiving Day Workout

gooddaycarolinasThanksgiving is a celebration of gratitude for all the good things in our lives and I know how important it is for all of us to pause and take a moment to acknowledge the things were grateful for.  So before we all feast on turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie lets show our gratefulness for the ability to move our bodies by exercising.

IMG_8799Burn It to Earn It
Today on GoodDayCarolinas I demoed this pre-Thanksgiving group workout to get your metabolism revved and ready  for the feast ahead!  So get your tennis shoes on and grab some family members because you’ve got to BURN IT to EARN IT today!

This workout is a circuit style format that uses compound movements to burn max calories by challenging your strength and endurance. If you do the workout as written, then you’ll burn 600 calories or more!  So get off the couch and get your workout in.  You’ll thank me for it later when you feel more energized while socializing with your loved ones and if you don’t over do it with the turkey, you’ll feel great after your big meal too.

Directions
-Preform workout as a circuit, going from one station to the next in succession.
-Each station lasts 60sec so get as many reps as possible in.
-Allow 15sec between stations.
-Rest 2min after youve done one circuit.
-Then repeat circuit 2 more x’s!

Equipment
Kettlebell (KB)
Jump Rope
2, Heavy Weight, 15-25lbs Dumbbells (HW DB)
Stability Ball (SB)
2 sets, Dumbells, 5-10lbs (DB)
Something 8-18” off ground to jump over, Hurdle, yoga block, bench, cone.
Mat *optional

Burn It to Earn It Final

If you don’t have access to equipment and still want to get your friends and family together for a fun workout then here’s a great option for you!  I used this workout for bootcamp many times because its fun and easy for a large group of people to follow.

GroupFitness Bootcamp

I’ll post a Post Thanksgiving Workout on Friday so be on the lookout for that.  Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all your love and support!  You fuel and inspire me to do what I do!