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12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 5

Posted by Lifestyles Fitness Studio on  December 5, 2013
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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

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 4

Posted by Lifestyles Fitness Studio on  December 4, 2013
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On the fourth day of Fitness the challenge is for you . . . 4 complete burpees, 3 minute bridge, 2 minute wall squat and one minute plank! Burpees, also known as squat thrusts, are one of the only equipment-free exercises that work your entire body and give you a great cardiovascular workout.  To complete a burpee, begin in a standing position.  Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Now, lower your body into a squatting position, placing

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 3

Posted by Lifestyles Fitness Studio on  December 2, 2013
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On the third day of our challenge the exercises are: a 3 minute bridge, 2 minute wall squat and a one minute plank! As we continue on our fitness journey, we focus once again today on core strength.  The bridge is an excellent exercise for torso stability.  This exercise strengthens the butt and the back of the legs while focusing on core stability.  To complete the exercise, lie on your back with your knees bent

12 Day of Fitness Challenge – Day 2

Posted by Lifestyles Fitness Studio on  December 2, 2013
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On the 2nd day of fitness, your challenge is . . . a 2 minute wall squat and a 1 minute plank.  A wall squat is a great exercise which targets the muscles of the glutes, back, abdomen and thighs. To perform the exercise, stand against a wall with your legs extended out.  Your feet should be about two feet from the wall and shoulder width apart.  Slowly slide down the wall until you are at a ninety

12 Day of Fitness Challenge – Day 1

Posted by Lifestyles Fitness Studio on  December 1, 2013
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Welcome to the first day of our Lifestyles 12 Days of Fitness Challenge!  Every day for the next twelve days, you will receive a new exercise to add to your routine which will begin with one exercise and continue accumulating until you finish on Day 12 with a circuit of 12 exercises.  You can do these exercises at home or at the gym, on your own or with a friend.  We encourage you to share