5 Workouts to Keep you Moving this Holiday Season!

Five Workouts to get you through the holidays and primed to start 2017!

The holidays are here. Packages are being shipped, houses cleaned, friends and family arriving, parties in full swing, and your desire to exercise and eat healthy is decreasing by the nanosecond. Many of us use the holidays as a time to depart from our “normal” routines whether by choice or bu circumstance. We skip workouts, eat less healthy than usual, drink a bit more than usual and forgo sleep to stay up and enjoy late nights with our loved ones. While we certainly should relax, unwind, and enjoy this time of year, it can be difficult to get back into our regular routine once the holidays are over and we are back to our normal lives. I challenge you all to maintain your movement, keep an eye of your nutrition and sleep, and to use this time to prepare your body for 2017. To keep your fitness in check during the holidays, I’ve prepared five simple and efficient workouts that require minimal equipment and can be performed in comfort of your home. That being said, if you need to get out of the house to avoid any unruly family members, I highly recommend doing these workouts outdoors!

WORKOUT #1

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  None

TIME NEEDED:  20 minutes

Complete 5 Rounds of the following sequence

40 seconds Mountain Climbers, 20 seconds REST

40 seconds Total Body Extensions, 20 seconds REST

40 seconds Suitcase Crunches, 20 seconds REST

40 seconds Squats, 20 seconds REST

WORKOUT #2

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Kettlebell

TIME NEEDED:  12 minutes

Every minute on the minute for 12 minutes, complete the following

2, 3, or 5 Pushups

10 Kettlebell Swings

***Note: The Smugs Family will be doing workout #2 on Christmas Day!

WORKOUT #3

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  None

TIME NEEDED:  15 minutes

In 15 minutes, complete the following sequence as many times as possible

30 seconds Crawl(any style – click link for a video of variations)

10 Squats

30 seconds Plank

15 Situps

30 seconds Jumping Lunge Steps

20 Jumping Jacks

WORKOUT #4

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Kettlebell

TIME NEEDED:  18 minutes

Complete 6 Rounds of the following sequence

1 minute Kettlebell Swings

45 seconds Plank with Shoulder Taps

30 seconds Squat Hold

15 seconds Squat Thrusts

30 seconds REST

WORKOUT #5

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  None

TIME NEEDED:  14 minutes

In 14 minutes, complete the following sequence as many times as possible

20 Reverse Lunge Steps  (10/leg)

15 Mountain Hoppers  (15/leg)

10 Side Lunges  (5/leg)

5 Star Jumps

Enjoy and post your comments, completed workouts, and holiday cheer on our Facebook Page and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@smugsfitness)