This strengthening workout is jam packed with upper and lower body movements. Some are more challenging than others, including the introduction of some balancing acts and combos! Can you take the heat? (The answer is YES!) Equipment: dumbbells & a stability ball or cushioned bench.
Feeling stressed? Set yourself up to relax and be thankful over the fast-approaching holidays with this workout. Our upper & lower body kickboxing style moves will help you expel pent-up negative energy and reduce tension. They can all be done in the privacy of your home. Get psyched to chill out and celebrate!
Fun Fact: life better with a buddy! In the world of exercise, we believe it too! Having a buddy is our pre-req for this workout so holler at your BFF or fitness partner. We’ll walk you through interactive exercises that work your entire body. Some moves may seem funny at first (and chuckling is a good thing for the core) but remember that the “Buddy System” is the real deal.
Skimblers, meet Argiris Z, this November’s Member Spotlight! An avid Workout Trainer member, Argiris has been motivating and inspiring our community for over a year. We wanted to find out more about his fitness journey, so we could share his story with you:
What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?
My fitness journey started in November 2012 at a weight of 90Kg’s. I had been as high as 105Kg’s. Now I am 85Kg’s.
What do you hope to accomplish, fitness-wise, before the end of the year?
My fitness goal is to be mentally tough through the implementation of physical discipline. I work in a pressure job and exercise provides good relief.
Who’s your fitness icon and why?
I don’t really have a fitness icon, I compete against myself.
What’s your favorite thing about Skimble?
The sense of community and support from fellow members to keep me motivated.
What music motivates you during your workouts?
I don’t have an absolute favourite, but it depends on the workout that I’m doing at the time. Up-beat if I’m looking to have a sweat. But cruising when I’m walking with my wife.
Hit the gym and train with intensity during this quick power workout. The following up-down movements help strengthen your arms, shoulders, core, butt and legs in rapid succession. Before you start, set up with a barbell and bouncing medicine ball (or sub in burpees). Now go hard from top-to-bottom!
*If your gym doesn’t have a great internet connection you can save/download the workout to your phone and do it offline!
Nowadays, most people know a little bit about the Wrecking Ball…but do you know anything about the *Stability Ball*!? It’s great for functional home and gym training, plus fun to sit on at work. This ball workout focuses on slimming and toning your midsection in a low-impact way. On top of all that, ball movements contribute to balance & flexibility-building! Are you on the BALL and having one at the same time? Feel fit now by performing all of these fun exercises with an engaged core.
Treat yourself to this lower body and core workout on this festive day. Fit for a superhero and fit for you! Watch our personal trainers demonstrate superb form throughout these bodyweight exercises all while looking super freakin-fantastic! Can you do the same??? If you find yourself chuckling at some point during this workout, you’re doing it right!