With most gyms closing around the holidays, we have to still get our workouts in, right? Well, by enlisting your family members to participate, how about a circuit workout right in your back yard? An adult obstacle course, if you may. Grab the kids, too!
We offer a circuit-style workout at one of the gyms I work. For Christmas, I made a Christmas workout playlist and put together some exercises with a little holiday flair. I set up the studio for people to move easily from one exercise to another. I like to pattern about 3 cardio moves and one strength move.
I use this app to set 4 rounds of 15 circuit stations. I usually set it for 35 seconds at each station with a 15 second rest in between. At the end of each round, I set the timer with a 1 minute rest. People can get water and towel off.
I write each exercise on a notecard or sticky note. I add numbers to each to show the order of the workout (#1 being first-#15 being last).
If you don’t have equipment, use water bottles. They can be used in lieu of weights and cones.
Check out and download my Christmas workout playlist below:
Here are some of the moves we did for our Christmas circuit:
“Snowflake Jumps”- Star jumps
“Climbing the Chimney”-high knees with climbing arms“Blitzen Biceps”- bicep curls or extensions“Black Friday Dash”-suicides
“Sitting in Santa’s Lap”-wall sits (for an extra challenge, try to lift one leg/both arms in the air)
“Dasher Deltoids”-holding weights, arms extended out like a “T” and make small circles with arms
“Dancer Deadlifts”- deadlifts“Snowboard Jumps”-180 degrees hopping turns
“Holiday Hops”-squat jumps
“Pushing Santa’s Sack”-bear crawl sliding something across the ground or floor
You could definitely get creative and think of some more moves!
What a fun way to get a good holiday workout in? And, great for the whole family!
So, let’s go burn off some NOG!