This April, Lean Girls Fitness is hosting the Hop To It Challenge! This one is simple - just add ten jumping jacks everyday to jump start your workout routine! Jumping jacks are a great total body cardio exercise. To do a jumping jack, stand with your legs together and your hands at your sides. As you jump, bring your legs out to the side and your hands straight up over your head. Do these as big as you can for maximum impact! As you move along in the challenge, feel free to break your jumping jacks up into sets - there's no need to do 200 at once. 🤣 Since you're stuck at home anyways, there's no excuse not to jump right in. So hop to it, and follow the Lean Girls Fitness April Hop to It Challenge!
Are you missing the gym? Sign up for the Lean Girls Fitness online fitness program - you can get workouts emailed to you to do in your own home. I also offer a more personalized program, complete with FaceTime sessions as needed. Don't let social distancing kill your workout routine. This will end, and you can come out healthier than ever.
Today we're moving on to the final move in the Lean Girls Fitness March Madness Challenge! Even if social distancing has left you with March sadness, you can still jump in and kick start your exercise routine with this challenge. Remember - quarantine calories count, so get to exercising.
Today we're starting scissor kicks - beginning with 10 seconds and working up to 1 minute. Scissor kicks are great for your abs! Just lie down with your legs extended straight. You can either tuck your hands under your butt or extend them by your side in a hollow man position. Raise your shoulders and feet a few inches off the ground, then cross your legs back and forth in a scissor motion. Follow this challenge to start getting lean!
Since you're probably stuck at home, there's no reason not to join in the Lean Girls Fitness March Madness Challenge! Just follow along to jump start your exercise routine.
Today we're starting high knees - beginning with 10 seconds and working up to 1 minute. High knees is a great cardio move you can work into your exercise routine. To do high knees, jog in place lifting your knees as high as possible. You can incorporate this into your interval training, a warm up, or even just do little bursts of high knees jogging while you're watching TV. Follow this March Madness challenge to start getting lean!
March Madness might be cancelled (although you can definitely see some madness if you go to a grocery store), but we're still moving on to the next move in the Lean Girls Fitness March Madness Challenge! Just follow along to jump start your exercise routine.
Today we're starting plank jacks - beginning with just 5 and working up to 30. Plank jacks are a great cardio move that also works your upper body and core. To do a plank jack, get in plank position with your arms shoulder-width apart and extended straight. Jump your legs out and then jump then back in to the center - kind of like a jumping jack. Follow this March Madness challenge to start getting lean!
March Madness is almost here, and today we're moving on to the next move in the Lean Girls Fitness March Madness Challenge! Just follow along to jump start your exercise routine.
Today we're starting squat jumps (or jump squats as I keep saying in the video) - beginning with just 5 and working up to 30. Squat jumps are an explosive cardio move and are great for your lower body - especially your glutes and quads. To do a squat jump, stand with your legs hip-width apart. Lower yourself into a squat by moving your butt backwards, keeping your knees in line with your feet as you squat. Then jump straight up in the air, extending your arms overhead. Follow this March Madness challenge to start getting in rocking shape!
March Madness is almost here, so today we're starting the Lean Girls Fitness March Madness Challenge! Just follow along to jump start your exercise routine.
We're beginning with pushups - starting just 5 and working up to 30. Don't worry if you can't do them all in a row - feel free to break them up into smaller sets. Pushups are a great upper body exercise - they work your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and abs. To do a pushup, get in plank position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Your feet should also be about shoulder width - you can move them slightly in if you prefer, but a wider base of support will give you greater stability for your pushup. Inhale as you bend your arms and lower your body towards the floor, pause, and exhale as you straighten your arms to lift your body. Your body should stay in a straight line from your head to your toes - don't lift your butt up in the air or let it drop down. If you need to, you can do a modified pushup on your knees. The same rules apply - keep your body straight and don't raise that butt in the air. Follow this March Madness challenge to start getting in rocking shape!