Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Cheer

'Tis the season!

The season of cookies, fudge, truffles, hot chocolate, and other sweet treats is upon us. This season also seems to fill up with gatherings, parties, shopping, and decorating. These are all wonderful things, but we cannot forget to stay active and move as much as we can squeeze in. 

I created this holiday themed Tabata workout last Christmas. Keith and I pulled it out last weekend and enjoyed a good sweat. 

Remember... with Tabata, you work maximally for 20 seconds, then take a 10 second break. Repeat this for 8 sets to one series (4 minutes). For the workout below, you will alternate exercises every set (total of 4 sets each).

Holiday Arms and Abs
20 seconds work and 10 seconds rest


Hot Chocolate Warm-Up
- Jolly Jacks (aka Jumping Jacks)
- Chimney Climbers (aka Mountain Climbers)

alternate for 4 rounds each

30 seconds rest

Little Black Dress

- Snow Plows (aka Push Ups)
- Tinsel Twists (aka Bicycle Crunches)

alternate for 4 rounds each


30 seconds rest

Christmas Cookie Burner

- Snow Angels (aka Plank Jacks)
- Jingle Bell Jumps (aka Burpies)

alternate for 4 rounds each


30 seconds rest

Festive Cheer

- Reindeer Runs (aka High Knees)
- Tree Trimmers (aka Jump Lunges)

alternate for 4 rounds each


30 seconds rest

Santa's Helper

- Flying Sleigh (aka supine Superman Back Extensions)
- Christmas Tree (aka Side Plank - alternate sides each round)

alternate for 4 rounds each


30 seconds rest

Holly Jolly
- Christmas Tree Push Ups (aka Dolphin Push Ups)
- Cookie Crunches (aka Full Sit Ups)

alternate for 4 rounds each




Enjoy!!