Getting and staying fit has its rocky moments. During your fitness journey, remember to keep the Skimble community and your loved ones close – it’ll help keep your motivation up!
In this fun partner workout, you will literally need your partner’s helping hand. Alternate between being Partner One and Partner Two, and remember to thank each other afterwards! Before you start, have a ball handy or plan to improvise with a ‘ghost’ ball.
This is a quick core workout designed to attack your upper and outer ab layers (rectus abdominus & external obliques). If you challenge yourself to do at least 5 reps of each core exercise, you will have completed over 150 core contraptions in 15 min — totally doable! Remember to exhale as you contract your ab muscles during each rep.
No equipment needed, either, but you may want an exercise mat to protect your back and toosh!
While your 9 to 5 may not always be a stress-free oasis, you can bring sunshine to your most grueling days with this mini office workout! It’s designed to help you feel more alert, focused and energized. We saved the ‘best’ exercise for last so you can keep calm and carry on!
This explosive butt-kicker is gonna work up a sweat and get that behind poppin’ in no time!
No equipment required, but if you’ve got an exercise mat you might find it useful for some of the floor exercises. Oh yea, and if you live on an upper floor in your building, beware of the jumping exercises… maybe do this one with your friends in a park!
After last week’s intense strengthening workout, take 15 minutes and open your mind to a leaner core!
This Pilates-inspired workout conditions your abs in a unique way, keeping your muscles long and lean without that pesky bulkiness. Just get an exercise mat set up and feel free to skip the running shoes, because this workout doesn’t require a single piece of equipment except your awesome psych!
Wake up your inner warrior for this strength-building workout!
Stay lean by using lightweight dumbbells or two soup cans. If you’re looking to bulk up, use medium weight dumbbells and do slower reps. Cool down with some yoga-inspired moves. Channel your inner warrior and muster the courage to seize this workout!
How much is too much? We’re not talking about your dose of egg nog. We’re referring to this end-of-year challenge!
It’s not long but if you factor in your holiday cheesecake and the fact that you will do a wall sit with one leg, this workout is clearly NOT meant for SLACKERS. Good luck…and if you can’t finish, add a note about your stop time and ‘save to calendar’ so you can revisit in 2013!
Happy New Year from Team Skimble!
HOPPY Holidays, Skimblers!
2012 is winding down but that’s no excuse for you to slack off. Put on your favorite festive tunes and get HOPPING! This ‘jumpy’ circuit workout is great for your legs, glutes & balance. Just be sure to secure your Christmas decorations, hanukkah candles or bowling pins before you start!
Feeling sluggish? It’s time to wake up your body! In this quick workout, we will guide you through some gentle moves that will re-energize your body. This is a great workout to help you start your morning off or to wind down the evening. No equipment is required for this workout, but you may want to use an exercise mat for cushioning.
While most people are sporting their favorite holiday sweater this time of year, we thought you might like to stand out with a sleeveless turtleneck or mesh shirt…something that will show off your newly toned arms & triceps! You’ll probably get some looks, especially after completing this workout! To begin, make sure you’ve warmed up and set aside a set of comfortable dumbbells or soup cans.