Welcome to Friday people!!! Another week has come and gone and the weekend is upon us. Not only is it the weekend, but it’s Super Bowl Weekend!!!! Who are you going to be cheering for to win the big game? I really don’t have a preference on the outcome. I’m just watching for the commercials. Speaking of commercials, have you seen the Budweiser commercial? I love puppies and clydesdales, so, of course, I love this commercial.
Okay, so aside from the Superbowl, it’s going to be a fun weekend. And it’s getting started with my usual Friday Five. I’m linking up with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia to talk about our favorite indoor workouts.
1. Yoga I fell in love with yoga years ago before my husband and I met, and ever since, I crave it. One of the nicest things about yoga is the convenience of being indoors. Rain or shine, snow or ice, there’s always a yoga class available to suit your needs. And for those really cold days, there’s always Bikram. If you really enjoy attending yoga classes, why not start running your own? The other day I was looking on a website similar to mariannewells.com and I was reading about the yoga teacher training courses that they offer. I had never thought about becoming a yoga teacher but it would be such a fun job!
2. Insanity Max 30 If you’re not already familiar with Shaun T or the original INSANITY program, you may be drawing a blank when you hear Max 30 or see #imaxedout in your newsfeed. In the simplest of words, Max 30 is a fast, effective, HIIT workout that challenges your body in ways you never knew. I’m absolutely in love with this program because it is a perfect fit for my busy schedule, being that it’s only 30 minutes. I just pop in the DVD and what begins is a fierce workout that I’m already beginning to see results with only two weeks in. Probably the biggest feature that I’m pleased with is the modifier on the right screen. Coming off my second cesarean, I’m extremely weak in my core and my endurance is not where it used to be. By following the modifier, I can comfortably complete all (or most) of the movements with correct posture and form. So I’m constantly improving instead of getting frustrated by the difficulties of the moves.
3. Cycling My favorite group fitness class has got to be cycling. Waaay back before I became a mom, I was a certified spin instructor. I had fallen in love with cycling and found pure delight in motivating individuals through my love of music and fitness. Cycling is a great way to improve muscle endurance and cardiovascular health. Tons of calories can be burned in just one cycling class and it’s a perfect low impact cross training activity for runners.
6. Kettle bells If I’m short on time and just want to get a little sweat session in between playtime with the kids or cooking dinner, I like to play with my kettle bells. Kettle bells are a fantastic way to engage the back, legs and shoulders and build endurance and strength. I include them in my functional training workout, which I’ve been learning more about the benefits of from TRX Training, to help my movement throughout the world. I find them to be an extremely effective cross training tool for my off running days too.
What is your favorite indoor workout?
Do you have a quick go-to workout that you can do easily at home?
Ever been to a spin class?