How many times during a day do you have free (and quite) time to lay on the floor and stretch? If “not often or never” is the answer I have an easy 4 minute leg stretch series you can try with your kids, pets, or spouse “bothering” you. All you need is a little space on the floor and something to hold your foot in the air with (strap, belt, scarf, tie, you get the idea.) This is a great series because your back is supported on the floor. So even if you have very tight muscles, you can do this series without compromising your lower back. Have fun and remember… “Blessed are those who are flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape!”
Answer: Tabata Squat Challenge YouTube Video (of course!)
So when you are home avoiding frostbite, dead car batteries, and closed schools … roll your yoga mat out or put some shoes on for traction and do this Tabata Squat Challenge video with me! Check it out! Tabata Squat 4 Minute Challenge
If you still like me after doing the video, please send me a testimonial about the benefits you’ve had with group classes or private sessions at the studio or the online videos!
You do have time to exercise! Check out this video and join me for just 4 minutes! This challenge will take you through eight 20 second planks with the option of variations. You can rest in-between each set for 10 seconds or go into a side plank for an extra challenge. Do as much as you can. Each time you try, you will probably be stronger and can last longer. The timer used is called Tabata Pro and is available at the app store.
How many of us have extra time to workout? Do you feel like you are squeezing in your workouts or worse skipping your workouts to get your to-do list done first? I can relate and I teach yoga and pilates! Clients often ask me how often I workout. I usually laugh and say something like, “Not as often as I did before I had kids.” I used to practice yoga for 2+ hours at a time, uninterrupted! Now my yoga or pilates sessions are often done with my kids joining in the fun saying “Look at me mom…MOM!!!! Look at me!” So whether you are a parent at home with your kids or at the office, you can still exercise.
My New Year’s challenge to you is to make time to exercise. It can even be for 4 minutes at a time. Really, that’s not a typo – just 4 minutes can make a difference. The key is to keep it consistent. My New Year’s challenge to myself is to post some videos for you to use as a guide, so stay tuned!