Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daily Fitness Tip: Aug. 22

Tonight I'm teaching a bootcamp fitness class, so while I was brain storming and planning I thought it'd be fun to create a kid friendly bootcamp workout.  Here's what I came up with:

The only equipment you need is a good attitude and willingness to be silly!  Go through the list performing each exercise for 30 - 45 seconds.  Take a quick break after the mountain climbers, then repeat for a moderate 10-15 minute kid-friendly bootcamp workout!

Race in place - run in place as fast as you can
Frog jumps - make a "ribbit" sound
Aligator crawl - push-up position, lift right hand and foot together to take a "step", then step with left hand and foot
Snow skiers - jumping side to side, keep feet together, pump arms like ski poles)
Name-game jumping jacks - spell your names, or last name, one letter for each jumping jack)
Crab dips - crab walk position, bottoms off the ground, bend and straighten elbows to dip, working the back of your arms
Flamingo leg extensions - stand on right leg, lift left leg bend and straighten knee squeezing the top of upper leg, after 30 seconds, switch legs!
Speed bags - arms up infront of forehead, pretend to hit a speed bag like a boxer
Mountain climbers - pushup position, alternating legs, bring knee to chest as fast as you can

Let me know if you try it!  Or leave a comment with some of your favorite bootcamp ideas!


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