It's About Time

If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Get Out and Play In the Snow

We have had a beautiful white Christmas.  It makes you just want to stay in and snuggle by the fireplace and I have done plenty of that but it is also a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  The happy face you see in my workout pictures isn't just because I loved being outside.  I chose to go out when the winds were howling and the snow was pummeling my face.  Oh well.  I still did it and loved every minute of it.  So did my photographer husband in his shorts.  Giggles.  The workout is a Tabata workout.  I chose 5 different exercises.  I repeated each move 6 times.  I performed 20 seconds on and then rested 10 seconds.  My hill workout in the snow was as follows:

Sprinting Up Hill 6X
Shuffle Up Laterally 6X Right Leg Lead
Skipping Up Hill 6X
Shuffle Up Laterally 6X Left Leg Lead
Back Pedaling Up 6X
Frog Jumps Up 6X
Remember that each round is 20 seconds on 10 seconds rest.  Bundle Up and Have Fun.

Remember the incline of the hill doesn't have to be that steep .
Bundle Up.

If you run out of hill before your 20 seconds are up, keep running back down.


Move sideways up the hill.  Keep hips, toes and knees facing in the same direction.

Keep your momentum going.

The snow and wind were pummeling my face.
Deep snow makes for some fun skipping

Drive your knees and arms upwards

Keep tall and don't fold forward at your hips

Repeat Shuffle on other side

Back Pedal
Lead with your backside
Great for your glutes and hamstrings

Frog Jumps
Squat down and then jump up hill
You don't travel very far.
Land softly and hinge at hips.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Lisa - good for you! I wish I would have looked out and seen you! But no - I was warm inside. Merry Christmas!