We’re in the home stretch of the year. While I think workouts should generally be structured, and progressive, there’s always room to have some fun; we don’t have to be so serious and rigid all the time. I pulled together some of my favorite holiday-themed workouts from the last couple of years to keep you motivated to move this holiday season. Recruit a friend or family member to double the fun.
The Turkey Burner Running Workout
Thanksgiving may be behind us, but this fun interval workout will keep you motivated all season long. There’s always room for turkey.
The Great Pumpkin Workout for Runners
Before you bake that pumpkin pie for Christmas, try this workout using a pumpkin in place of a medicine ball.
The Holiday Hustle
Out of time? No Equipment? No problem. When you want to get in a quick, yet effective at-home workout, try this no-equipment circuit and get on with your day.
Drop the (Medicine) Ball
When you start to think about counting down to the new year, count down the reps with this medicine ball workout.
12 Days of Christmas Carol workout
“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my trainer sent to me…” Try this fun take on the classic Christmas carol.
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Strength training isn’t cross training, it’s as important to your run training programing as the long run and intervals. Not sure where to start? Incorporate these five strength training moves into your next workout to build the runner-specific strength that will help you improve your run.
A New Year’s Workout to kick off the year with a bang! Try this high-intensity workout that includes beginner, intermediate and advanced versions, so if you’re starting with your new year resolutions, or if you’ve been working out for years, this New Years-themed workout is for you.
You don’t need a lot of time or equipment to get in a good strength workout while traveling or away from the gym. Try this quick and efficient strength workout for runners on the go by using just a resistance band.
You finished your big race. Now What? Active recovery can help you keep moving, reduce muscle soreness, and feel your best with low-intensity activity.
Try these five fun holiday-inspired workouts to motivate you to exercise the end of the year.
If you think you don’t have time for strength training for runners, try this four-minute Tabata-style timed workout as part of your warm up before your next run.
I did a workout with the ActiveMotion Bar. Learn a few exercises that will benefit runners by building strength and stability. Post includes a coupon code for 25% off through the holidays
Try these five squat variations that every runner should do for improved running performance.
Try these Halloween-inspired exercises for a workout that will spook you to the core. Not for the faint of heart!
Carve out some time in your day for this great pumpkin workout for runners that uses pumpkin instead of medicine ball for the exercises.