Fitness Friday 9/4: Exercise is More Fun With Friends

Friday's here!  Woo!  Did you get your fitness on this week?  What workouts did you do?  Did you do them solo or with a friend?  Most people find it more motivating to workout when they have someone to keep them accountable.  A friend or coworker that you go to a class with, to the gym with, or walking/running together.  So why not bring a friend into the mix with your mini workouts at work?  Is there someone in your office who has been wanting to move more, exercise more and generally get healthier?  Why not talk to that person and get yourself a new workout buddy!  Today's Fitness Friday mini workout is a great place to start.  Go grab a buddy and work your muscles today!  Keep reading for details... and happy Friday friends! 

Fitness Friday 9/4: Exercise is More Fun with Friends

Fitness Friday 9/4

3 x 3 (3 rounds, 3 times today)
Grab a partner and do these exercises together!  If you have no one around, or don't feel like partnering up, no worries.  Do the exercises solo, but share this post with a friend to get them in on the action! 

10 Side Plank Dips - start out in a side plank on your elbow.  From this position, dip your hips down to the floor, keeping your feet stacked and shoulder over your elbow.  Now raise your hips up to slightly higher than starting position. Continue the dips for 10 reps on one side, then switch to the other.

10 Push Ups to Side Planks - start with a regular push up either up on your toes or on your knees. Do the push up, then turn to a side plank on the right so your feet/knees are stacked and lift your top arm toward the ceiling, opening up your chest.  Look up to your hand, then go back down into a push up, and turn to the left side.  Keep alternating push ups and side planks for a total of 10 reps.

10 Step Back Lunges w/ Pulse - start standing, and step back into a lunge on the right side.  Staying in that lunge, pulse your body up and down slightly 4 times.  Come back to standing and immediately step back into a lunge on the left.  Do 4 more pulses.  Alternate lunges with 4 pulses each for 10 reps.

Remember to go through twice more for the complete workout, and try to get the workout in 2 more times throughout your day today!

Readers: chat with me!  Do you like working out with friends?  Do you have a workout buddy that encourages you and motivates you to keep going?  What's going on this weekend?