For the past year I have been teaching a fitness class at Colgate University called - Tone & Stretch two days a week. Every class is something a little different, and we incorporate, yoga, pilates, strength, stretching, balance, core, etc. into each class with the goal of targeting all areas of the body. This week I took an idea that I found on a website called: fitsugar.com and designed a 40 minute class consisting of 10 exercises grouped into five sets of two. This was by far one of the most fun, challenging, and fitness packed routine I have done. The routine can be modified with weights, without weights, and using different exercises upper and lower body. Wednesday's class (pre-Valentine's day) targeted lower body with core sprinkled in between. After class I received a number of emails about how much they LOVED the class. One suggestion was to make every Wed. "Boot Camp Wednesday." Let's get to it, here is the routine and we used a kettle bell for the wide squats, and two light ones for the step lunges. We did the entire routine FOUR times through with no breaks.
15 x Wide stance squats
30 - sec. straight arm plank
15 x Narrow squat (power pose with arms up)
30 - sec. spider man crunches (straight arm plank with crunching knee to same side elbow)
15 x Rt. leg forward step lunges then Lf.
30 - sec. Mountain climbers
15 x Push ups
30 - sec. Right side plank (elbow or straight arm)
15 x Rt. leg rear step lunges then Lf.
30 - sec. Left side plank
It was a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!