BOO! It’s Halloween week, so I thought I’d try motivating you with some of my favorite Halloween exercises. Remember, Halloween is not only a time to be spooky and scary, but silly and fun too! Enjoy!
WITCHES BREW (works the butt, legs and core): 1) Begin by sitting on your knees with your gluts touching your heels. Clasp your hands together as if you were holding a large wooden spoon. Slowly raise your gluts up and off of your heels. (Squeeze your cheeks together.) As you do this stir your Witches Brew in a big circle to the right. 2) Lower back down half-way. Come back up and stir again. 3) Lower back down half-way and hold. Stir 3 times to the right. 4) Come back to the starting position, and repeat stirring the brew to the left.
FRANKENSTEIN ABS (works the core): Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air, hips in line with your feet, and feet flexed. Reach your arms out in front of you. Keeping your core engaged and your head on the floor, begin your Frankenstein walk: Simultaneously lower your right arm (do not let it touch the ground) and your left leg closer to the floor. Hold for a count of 2 (Remember Frankenstein moves slowly). Switch arms and legs. Alternate 10 times. Try to keep your limbs as straight as possible as you do this, just like Frankenstein.
***Only go as far as you can while keeping your core engaged. If you feel your rib cage start to open up you’ve lowered your leg too far.
BLACK CAT PREP & STRETCH (works the core): Begin on all fours with hands underneath shoulders & knees underneath hips. Lift both knees up off of the floor and hover with core engaged for a count of 10. (Feel free to also lift one knee at a time.) Lower your knees down and round your back like a Black Cat. Release and arch your back looking all the way up to the ceiling. ***Remember to breath deeply!