Ho ho ho! Shake up your usual workout routine with these five FUN workouts! Pssst… they’ll help you stay fit during the holidays.
I can’t believe it’s December. It’s mind boggling how quickly 2017 flew by. I guess it’s true what they say — time flies when you’re having fun!
Speaking of fun, I have some really exciting things in the works for 2018. First, and most importantly, I have two amazing projects coming up. One is a fit group for January. It’s going to be so much fun. I can’t wait! Think workouts, nutrition tips, accountability — all the stuff you need to stay fit during one of the more boring winter months.
The second project is a major — and I mean major — discount for runners for coaching services in 2018. If you’re a runner, you won’t want to miss this promo. I’m still ironing out details of both, but y’all will be the first to know about them! Hint: keep an eye on social media in the coming weeks if you’re interested in either — or both.
I’ve got more tricks up my sleeve for 2018 but I won’t be revealing those for a while, so you’ll have to sit tight and see what’s in store at a later date. I dislike being mysterious but hey, I’m just not ready to spill the beans on all the things quite yet.
Before I get ahead of myself, today’s the Friday Five 2.0! And the theme is holiday workouts. While I haven’t prepared any holiday-specific workouts, you’ll enjoy these five workouts while you work on your fitness this holiday season!
5 Must-Do Workouts for the Holidays
1. Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Workout
Obviously my Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Workout is named for Thanksgiving, but you could easily change it to “ham” or “Christmas” — or basically whatever you want — and it’s still a helluva workout. Heck, it’s two weeks past Thanksgiving and I’m still doing this workout myself!
2. Five “No Equipment” Strength Moves
Some of the best strength workouts include using zero equipment. The benefit? You can do them anywhere and you still get an effective workout. Check out this list of easy strength moves you can do anywhere, any time.
3. Hip and Glute Strength for IT Band Rehab
I stayed injury-free in 2017 by making sure my glutes were firing and my IT bands were happy. If you have trouble with your IT bands, are quad dominant, or need some extra oomph in your balance and stabilization, try this workout. I work on Hip and Glute Strength for IT Band Rehab 2-3 times per week.
4. Strength Exercises for the Hypermobile Runner
I’ve included a lot of great bodyweight and resistance band strength moves in this workout titled “Strength Exercises for the Hypermobile Runner.” Don’t let the name fool you, though. These are great strength moves for everyone — not just hypermobile runners!
5. Hill Repeats and a Heart Pumping Treadmill Workout
‘Tis the season to be stuck indoors. Escape the slog and boredom of the hamster wheel and incorporate a FUN treadmill workout. Hill Repeats and a Heart Pumping Treadmill Workout will do just that — it’ll get your heart pumping and help you work on your form and hills!
Pretty soon a lot of us will be indulging on cookies, going to parties, and snacking on party mix (and cheese from all those lovely cheeseboards I keep seeing!). Just because you indulge a little doesn’t mean you should let your fitness fall by the wayside! Keep up with the cardio and strength work and you’ll feel great all season long.
P.S. Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Check out these holiday guides:
What’s your favorite holiday treat?
Do you prefer bodyweight or weighted workouts?