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Home Exercises During the Busy Holidays

Hey everyone, Cait here, I'm the General Manager and one of the trainers at Upgrade Group Training in Leawood.


We all know how busy the holidays can be and we all know the challenges that come with all the get-togethers and parties. It's hard to get to the gym to work out and it's hard to resist all of the food and drink during the holidays. Our fitness can get derailed during the holidays if we're not careful.


We know the challenges of getting to the gym and we're here to help. For those times that you just can't make it to class, we've got some exercises for you to do at home that can help keep you on track while still giving friends and family all the time they deserve.


Fitness does not have to be an either/or choice. You can make room for both.


Home Exercises During the Holidays Exercises


Here is a quick 20-minute routine you can do at home, or anywhere, to get your heartrate up and get sweat going when you can't get to the gym. There are two levels for each exercise so do whichever is a good fit for you.


Perform each exercise for 1-minute for 4 rounds.


Exercise 1: Squats or Squat Jumps. 1-minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible)


Option 1: Squats


Option 2: Squat Jumps


Exercise 2: Stationary Lunges or Jumping Lunges. 1-minute AMRAP


Option 1: Stationary Lunges


Option 2: Jumping Lunges


Exercise 3: Modified Push-ups or Push-ups. 1-minute AMRAP


Option 1: Modified Push-ups



Option 2: Push-ups


Exercise 4: Planks or Plank Jacks. 1-minute hold


Option 1: Planks


Option 2: Plank Jacks


Running through each of those sets for 1-minute each for 4 rounds will give you a great 20-minute workout that will help to keep you active even if you can't get to the gym during the holidays.


The holidays can be a stressful time and we get pulled in many directions. It's ok to not get to the gym every time you had wanted to (don't tell my boss I said that). When we are in the middle of those busy times though, our health and fitness matters more than ever. Even if you can't get to the gym, there are still ways to work out.


If you have any questions about these exercises or others you might be able to substitute if these aren't possible for you, reach out to us at info@upgradegrouptraining.com