How to make holiday fitness work!

This is why the holidays can be your best time to workout.

Everyone knows that the holiday season can be a stressful one, you’ll travel, you’ll wait in lines, you’ll build a calculated algorithm to sort out online sales, you’ll just cast your fitness off till January. It doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some tips.

  1. Make a plan. Chances are good that at this point, you know if/when you’re traveling and the date of your office holiday party. Going into those weeks, take a look at your schedule. Sure, you might always workout after work, but maybe that day – plan to come in the morning – make time for you and be happier later.

  2. Make it a game! This month, we’ll have the 20in30 challenge. Come in for class on 20 of the 30 days that we’re open (closed on Christmas Day) and you’ll be in the running to win a $100 gift card! Help keep your friends accountable too!

  3. Be flexible. In the past year, I’ve done pull ups on a circular staircase, tree and more. Don’t get frustrated, get creative! If you’re traveling, find a fun way to get in some fitness (just don’t be the person who ditches your family for hours at a time..). Here are some travel friendly options (and none of them are a burpee, you’re welcome)!

    1. Chair dips

    2. Push ups

    3. Jump rope (seriously, that can fit in ANY piece of luggage)

    4. Mountain climbers

    5. Sit ups

    6. Air squats

    7. Pull ups (editor’s note – test the thing you want to use first.. Just saying..)

    8. Planks

    9. Running (gasp!)

    10. Lunges

So, don’t despair! With a few easy plans, December can actually be a great month of training AND help keep your sanity as everything around you gets crazy. Carving out some time to do the things that keep you healthy and happy will go a long way to easing stress and making time with loved ones that much more enjoyable! Just don’t be that person filming their airport workout, seriously.

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