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.
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
Earlier this month, I received a rude awakening. All summer, I had been preparing and fine-tuning my presentation for this project that has become near and dear to my heart. My chosen venue to debut EarthFit was the International Congress of Zookeepers in Germany. To me, sharing this program with the zookeeper community was a no-brainer. EarthFit had been developed while I was a zookeeper, and it had truly benefited me as a zookeeper. Continue reading Learning to Fly
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