Happy Holidays Vibe Tribe! We put together a fun workout for you that works the whole body but incorporates some festive fun. You know the song, the 12 Days of Christmas? Well, this is the 12 Days of Fitmas.

Just as the song starts with the 1st day of Christmas, then the 2nd and the 1st, and keeps building from there, this workout does the same. So start with the first move, then the second and the first again, then the third and the second and first, and you get the idea.

If you really want to get in the holiday mood, play some Christmas music while you workout.

On the first day of Christmas my Vibe Tribe gave to me... 

A tuck jump with a burpee

2 squat and front kicks

3 pushups

4 reverse lunges

5 second plank hold

6 ski jumps

7 glute abductions

8 reverse crunches

9 tricep dips

10 spider planks

11 jumping jacks

12 mountain climbers

Unfamiliar with some of these moves? Read on for some handy descriptions.

Tuck jump with a burpee: Everyone loves burpees, right? To do a burpee, start from standing and squat all the way down with your palms on the floor in front of your knees. Then hop your legs out to a high plank. Hop your legs back into squat. From here, jump up into a tuck jump, meaning you bring your knees up towards your chest as high as you can in your jump.

Ski jumps: Stand with your feet together. Bend your knees slightly and lean your back forward while swinging your elbows straight back (like you are a downhill skier). Swing your arms forward and jump up, landing in the same bending position on the other side. You can jump over your mat or a towel or anything else that helps.

Glute abductions: Lay on the mat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Tuck your booty up, raising it off the mat as high as you can. Hold this position while you push your knees out and squeeze them back in together. You should feel this in your glutes and inner thighs.

Reverse crunches: Lay on the mat on your back with your legs together and straight up in the air. Using your ab muscles, lift your booty off the mat and your feet up over your head. Avoid swinging your legs too much. For extra challenge, twist your hips alternating sides while lifting to work the obliques.

Tricep dips: Get in the table top position, or crab walk position (ie. on your hands and feet but facing up, booty lifted). Bend your elbows to lower yourself slightly and raise back up. Keep your booty off the mat, and make sure your elbows are bending straight back, not out to the sides.

Spider planks: From a high plank position, bring your knee out to the side and up to your elbow. Alternate legs each time.

December 29, 2020 — Kristin Reichert

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