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Fit for the Holidays Workouts

November 20, 20232 min read

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"Fit Holidays: 5 Quick At-Home Workouts by Legacy Fitness to Keep You Active Anywhere"

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the hustle and bustle of festivities, family gatherings, and perhaps a bit too much indulgence in delicious treats. While it's easy to let your fitness routine take a backseat during this time, Legacy Fitness believes that staying active is key to a healthy and happy holiday season. Whether you're out of town, your gym is closed, or your schedule is jam-packed, we've got you covered with these 5 at-home workouts that you can squeeze in no matter where you are.

Fit Holidays

The Travel-Friendly Tabata:

  • Tabata workouts are a quick and effective way to get your heart rate up and burn calories. Choose four exercises such as jumping jacks, bodyweight squats, push-ups, and mountain climbers. Perform each exercise for 20 seconds, followed by a 10-second rest. Repeat the circuit for a total of four minutes. This high-intensity workout is perfect for a quick energy boost during your holiday travels.

Bodyweight Blast:

  • No equipment? No problem. This bodyweight workout requires minimal space and no special gear. Perform three rounds of the following exercises with minimal rest in between: 20 bodyweight squats, 15 push-ups, 20 lunges (10 per leg), 15 tricep dips using a sturdy chair, and 30 seconds of plank. This routine targets multiple muscle groups and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

Holiday HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training):

  • HIIT workouts are known for their efficiency in burning calories and boosting metabolism. Create a circuit with exercises like burpees, high knees, jumping lunges, and plank jacks. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, followed by a 15-second rest. Complete the circuit 3-4 times, and you'll have a powerful full-body workout that can be done in about 30 minutes.

Stairway to Fitness:

  • If you have access to a staircase, make the most of it! Start with a brief warm-up, then ascend and descend the stairs for 15-20 minutes. To add intensity, incorporate bodyweight exercises at the top and bottom of the staircase, such as push-ups, squats, or lunges. Stair workouts are excellent for cardiovascular health and building lower body strength.

Yoga for Relaxation:

  • Amidst the holiday chaos, it's crucial to find moments of calm and relaxation. Dedicate 20-30 minutes to a yoga session that focuses on stretching and mindfulness. Poses like downward dog, child's pose, and cat-cow can help release tension and improve flexibility. Combine this with deep breathing exercises for a refreshing and rejuvenating workout.

This holiday season, don't let a busy schedule or a lack of gym access derail your fitness journey. With these 5 at-home workouts from Legacy Fitness, you can stay active, energized, and ready to take on the festivities. Remember, consistency is key, and even a short workout is better than none. Wishing you a fit and fabulous holiday season!

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