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Q: I’ll be visiting family over the holidays with no gym to work out at and no fitness equipment available, what should I do? Sarah, North York
A: You don’t need a lot of space or special equipment to keep your fitness up while you're away from your gym. All you need is spare time, a little space, a clock or timer and some ingenuity. This special holiday workout is something we post in our holiday newsletter every year as requested by our clients. The program is set by professionals, and can be performed anywhere.
“AMRAP” means as many rounds as possible within a given time limit. Typically you’d decide the time limit for your exercise session with a rotation of several exercises. This program is a little different as there are both built-in rest periods with incremental increases in the work period. These nine exercises will take you a little over thirty minutes to complete.
Start with Jumping Jacks
15 seconds of jumping jacks, 15 seconds of rest
30 seconds of jumping jacks, 15 seconds of rest
45 seconds of jumping jacks, 15 seconds of rest
1 minute of jumping jacks, 15 seconds of rest
Then replace jumping jacks with the following exercises:
mountain climbers (fast or slow)
high knees on the spot or tuck jumps
deep squat long jump, three hops back