The busiest time of the year is also the hardest time of the year to fit in your workouts. We get it! Between the shopping, the parties and the family gatherings—it can be super hard to catch a break in the day to work up a sweat. Our number one goal is to help you make healthy happen and the best way to do it is by finding the moments you can spare to get your heart rate pumping!
Here are a few of our favorite times to sneak in some calorie burning, like when you…
Are Waiting for the Laundry to Dry
You transferred the laundry over and finished folding the latest load. While you’re waiting for the dryer to beep with your next, why don’t you take a few minutes to do a mat work out? Mountain climbers, pushups, planks—they can all be done on the floor without needing any equipment!
Wake Up a Few Minutes Early
When you wake up before the sun, you have two choices—turn over and catch a few extra ZZs OR get up and start your day with a little exercise. Start with a good stretch and move on to some core exercises on your floor. Russian twists, marching planks and donkey kicks are all great exercises to start your day off right!
Put on Netflix, but Don’t Chill
Sometimes you just need a night to binge your favorite shows and relax from all the chaos the holidays can bring. Instead of heading to the couch with a bowl of popcorn, take it to the floor instead and start feeling the burn. Try a wall sit and time yourself. However long you can stand it, try and beat it on your next round!
Are Santa’s Helper
Wrapping presents can sometimes feel like a workout, but we’re challenging you to take it up a notch in between gifts! After each present wrapped, take a moment to work out—from scissor kicks to pelvic lifts, there are so many great floor exercises you can do to make the most out of your trip to Santa’s workshop.
Take Your Lunch Break
A 9-5 can make it difficult to stay active and get your blood pumping during the day. We totally understand, which is why we’re sharing a few ideas for you to get your heart rate up in between emails and deadlines. Try doing a few reps of chair squats, tricep dips or challenge yourself to a minute of high knees! Some days you won’t be able to find the time, but when you can—get burnin’.