For me, Monday is full of fresh starts, possibilities, and productivity.
I love Mondays.
This Monday I challenge you to smile. To laugh. To breathe deeply and to move.
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Today, I want you to move. Don't know what to do? Here are some options:
Squat & Punch! Stand with your legs a little wider than hip width apart and do a partial squat. Then tighten your core and send alternating punches straight in front of you. Your arms are doing most of the moving here, not your body. Your body stays engaged. Do this in quick pace for 30 seconds then take a small break and do it again. If you want to up the game and make it more difficult, add some dumbbells!
Alternating High Knees & Split Jumps! This can be a tough one! Set your interval timer for 1 minute with a 30 second break. For the high knees I like putting my hands out as a sort of bar I have to reach, keeps me focused on not slacking. Do the high knees for 30 seconds. Switch immediately to the split jumps. Split jumps are like lunges except you go from one lunge to the other by jumping and switching legs in the air! BIG on balance here, if you need to do it slower than go for it. There are always alternative exercises or modifications, just ask!
These are not a complete workout, simply just some single exercise ideas! Don't forget to warm-up your muscles before jumping right in! Some great warm-up ideas are jumping jacks, arm swings, hip circles, alternating touches, and jogging in place.