February Fit From Home Challenge: Tea Towel Tune Up

This month the focus is on legs, core, cardio, and of course a whole lot of fun with my “Tea Towel Tune Up”.  All you need is a slippery floor and two tea towels (or wash clothes, paper plates, or even fuzzy socks).

Try to complete two to three sessions a week sneaking in the five move sequence whenever you can for a total of three times a day (that’s only 15min!). Keep the pace fast and the effort hard.

Program:

Total Reps: Perform as many reps as you can of each move in one minute each, moving from one exercise to the next without stopping. Rest one minute, then repeat the sequence two more times. Consider keeping track of your total rep count and try to beat your total next time. Be sure to keep safety in mind even when focusing on time.

Exercises:

1. Lunge

IMG_2306 IMG_2307Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, and a tea towel under your right foot. Slide your right foot backwards and slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent at least 90 degrees.

Pause, then slide yourself to the starting position as quickly as you can. Complete for 30 seconds with your left foot forward, then do the same duration of time with your right foot in front.

2. Skater Lunge

IMG_2308 IMG_2309Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, and a tea towel under your right foot. Slide your right foot sideways and slowly lower your body into a squat until your left knee is bent to at least 90 degrees.Be sure to keep your body weight over your left leg.

Pause, then slide yourself to the starting position as quickly as you can. Complete for 30 seconds with your left foot grounded, then do the same duration of time with your right foot grounded.

3.Hamstring Slide

IMG_2312 IMG_2313Lie face-up on the floor with your knees bent and each of your feet on their own tea towel. Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Slide both feet away from the body extending as far as possible without dropping your hips.

Pause, then slide yourself to the starting position as quickly as you can. Complete for 60 seconds.

4. Mountain Climbers

IMG_2310 IMG_2311Starting on all fours place your hands on the floor slightly wider than and in line with your shoulders. Both feet are positioned on their own tea towel extended straight behind the body (in high plank). As quickly as possible alternate sliding your knees towards your chest. Complete for 60 seconds moving as quickly as possible.

5. Tuck

IMG_2316IMG_2315 Starting on all fours place your hands on the floor slightly wider than and in line with your shoulders. Both feet are positioned on their own tea towel extended straight behind the body (in high plank). Engage your core and slide both knees in towards your chest keeping your seat in line with your shoulders.

Pause, then slide yourself out to the starting position. Complete for 60 seconds.

Bump It Up! Consider adding a push-up when your body is extended in the starting (high plank) position.IMG_2317

How do you keep fitness fun? Share it in the comments and let’s inspire each other!

Watch this sequence in action on my monthly segment on CHCH Morning Live! Click HERE!

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