Fitness Friday 5/8: Get A Move On!

Happy Friday to you all!  I hope you had a good week and are enjoying the warmer weather!  It makes such a difference in your outlook for the day, doesn't it?  As you know, these Fitness Friday posts are designed for you office workers who want to get up and active throughout your workday.  That's something else that can help with positive outlooks - activity!  Let's get the blood pumping and muscles warm... who's ready?

 

Fitness Friday 5/8

2 x 3 (2 rounds, 3x today)

Lunge Pulses - just like it sounds, get into a lunge position and pulse your legs up and down for 5 reps.  Then switch legs and repeat.  Do this for 30 pulses total (3 sets of 5 on each leg).

Low Plank + Leg Lifts - you're in a low plank on your forearms, elbows under your shoulders, core engaged.  From here, lift one leg up off the floor, keeping your leg as straight as you can.  Repeat the lifts for 10 reps on one leg, then switch to the other, maintaining a plank position the whole time.  Trainer Tip: if your shoulders are giving you trouble, drop down to your knees.

Supine Heel Touches - lie on your back, legs bent and feet flat on the floor, arms at your sides.  Lift your upper body slightly off the floor to engage the abs, and "sweep" to one side so your hand touches your heel.  That's 1 rep.  Go back to center, and "sweep" to the other side for rep 2.  Go back to center.  Repeat that "sweeping" motion for 20 reps, pausing in the center before going to the other side.  Remember to keep your abs engaged the whole time. 

There you have it!  I hope you're getting your workout in for the day, wherever you find yourself!

Readers: chat with me!  How'd that mini workout go for you?  Did you get anyone in your office to join?  Up to anything fun this weekend?