Weekly Challenge – 12.26.11

I had the best Christmas ever this year! I hope you all had a great Christmas spent enjoying family, relaxing, and remembering the true meaning of the season.

Can you believe that this is the last weekly challenge of 2011?! It’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2012, but first, let’s finish the year strong! I love this challenge because you can do it anywhere! Use your desk at work for some dips, and do walking lunges on the way to copier. Use a chair at home for dips, and do walking lunges on your way to the mailbox. Be creative! You have all day each day to complete this challenge – you don’t need to do them all at once. When you have a minute of free time during the day, get some reps in.

Beginners – do 20 Dips and 20 Walking Lunges every day this week

Intermediate – do 40 Dips and 40 Walking Lunges every day this week

Advanced – do 60 Dips and 60 Walking Lunges every day this week

Make sure you are focusing on form when doing walking lunges! Do not let your knee go past your toes, as this puts added stress on your knees.

We can all do this! Ready, Set, GO!

Weekly Challenge – 12.5.11

It’s December! 2011 is almost over…let’s recommit to our health and fitness goals now instead of waiting until the new year! This week’s challenge is a great place to start:

1. Eat a healthy breakfast every day this week.

2. Try a new form of exercise this week! (or go back to something you haven’t tried in a long time)  At least one day this week, try something new – it could be a new pose in yoga, that cheezy workout dvd that’s on the shelf, or a brand new group fitness class.  Just step out of that comfort zone and try it!

Weekly Challenge – 11.28.11

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  This week’s challenge is an “oldie, but a goodie”!

Push-ups and Crunches everyday – pushups are a great move to build strength in your upper body.  They work your arms, your chest and your back, while at the same time working your core!  Crunches work those ab muscles, burning calories along the way.

Beginners – do  30 push-ups (on your knees if you need to) and 50 crunches every day this week

Intermediate – do 60 push-ups (on your knees if you need to) and 75 crunches every day this week

Advanced – do 100 push-ups (stay off your knees!) and 100 crunches every day this week

You have all day each day to complete this challenge! When you have a minute of free time during the day, get some reps in.  It’s good to try to do 10 at a time. We can all do this! Ready, Set, GO!