12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 5

On the 5th day of Fitness your fitness challenge is . . . 5 festive star jumps, 4 holiday burpees, a 3 minute bridge, a 2 minute wall squat and a one minute plank!

To complete a star jump, stand with knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart on a flat surface. Your arms should be slightly bent at your sides. Bend your knees to get into a squat position and jump vertically as high as you can.
Extend your legs and arms fully out to your sides at the same time in midair to form a star shape with your body. Your arms should point upward at a 45-degree angle away from your head.  Bring your arms and legs inward near your body as you begin to descend from the jump. Land softly on the ground with your knees bent. Squat and push off vertically again to perform a second star jump. This exercise can be done repeatedly. By pulling your limbs inward on the descent, you prepare yourself for successive jumps. 

Our holiday tip for today is to bundle up and get outside for some outdoor activity.  This time of year can be difficult as the weather hovers between warm and cold days and the weather can be bleak making us want to huddle up inside.  But getting out for a brisk walk in the crisp air is not only a great way to burn calories, it will also boost your spirit and invigorate you giving you more energy for the day.  So bundle up and grab your pet or a good friend and head outside for some fresh air today!





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