Today’s workout was the epitome of everything EarthFit stands for. We went to the Nature Park that is right across the street, and finished a grueling 90 minute workout. But it was perfect! Perfect challenge. Perfect setting. Just perfect!
There are a ton of trails at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. We decided to hit the main trail and just “stay left”. Whenever we hit a fork in the trail, we veered left. So, by going around the entire trail, we jogged about 4.5 miles. Continue reading Connecting to Nature in Fitness
Chris and I kicked off our workout today with a quick 10 minute partner AMRAP with med ball lunges, Russian twists, and plank hi-fives. I also wanted to try out a new workout I came up with I like to call the Minute Man. For this workout, you simply do a man-maker at the top of the minute for however many minutes you want to do your workout, and then finish each minute with different various exercises. Continue reading Minute Man Workout
I’ve been wanting to try this animal scavenger hunt for a workout ever since I attempted to do it with the kids I worked with at the Day Camp. It wasn’t as successful with the children as I had hoped (until I added water balloons as an incentive), but I thought it might be fun in a group workout.
There are a dozen ways this workout could be run. Today, I decided to write up “clues” about different animals on our whiteboard, then place the corresponding animal cards throughout the park.
Chris came up with our workout today. It’s simple but depending on your exercise choices, it can be challenging. The Countdown Workout rep scheme starts with 10 of each exercise, then 9, then 8, and so on until you reach 1 rep of each exercise. Continue reading Countdown Workout
One of my favorite types of workouts is called “Deck of Cards”. It’s exactly what it sounds like, using a deck of cards to tell you what your workout will be. You assign an exercise for each suit, shuffle the deck, and then draw cards and your rep count will be the number that’s on the card (I usually make face cards 10 and Aces are 15), and repeat until you go through the whole deck. I also use the Jokers in my deck and assign them a particularly challenging exercise, such as running for me (do I need to write a full blog post on why I don’t run?). Continue reading Playing with a Deck of Cards
After not working out for three weeks, the simple, yet apparently effective Blah Blaster took out a lot from Chris and me. So, today, I prepared a super quick, low intensity workout I called “Plank Off”. It didn’t kick our rears like Blah Blaster, but it’s pretty core intensive so it can be effective, too. Continue reading Plank Off
My husband and I have been away on vacation for three weeks. Three weeks of eating decadent foods, getting little rest, not drinking enough water, and walking around medieval European towns as our main source of working out. I had even given us one extra day off the routine, but by Saturday, enough was enough. We needed to get our rears in gear. So, I pulled out an oldie from my prepared workouts, called the Blah Blaster! Continue reading Dragging My Way Back to a Routine