Snow Day Home Workout

I know I neeeeever do these, but I was feeling inspired today!

I knew we were due for snow here in Pittsburgh but I didn’t really take my friend’s warning seriously (sorry Brian)! Woke up to a sheet of white outside my window and pretty quickly realized I wouldn’t be making it to the gym today. My little Ford Fiesta is amazing for a lot of reasons (I can park ANYWHERE and Lawrenceville’s alleyways are no problem when you’re in a peanut car) but I don’t think it would have done well on the snowy streets today.

Plus, at risk of getting way TMI, I’m crampy today and just wanted to stay in. I know that getting some kind of movement in can help ease the pain, so I put together a bootcamp-inspired workout I could do right here in my apartment.

It’s low impact (to not upset my achey joints or my downstairs neighbors), quick, and can be done anywhere! All you need is a little bit of space, a timer, and your body.

PS editing this was a lot of fun

Warm-up: 4 minutes

:30 of each movement, no rest between, 2x thru

  • Hi Knee Pulls
  • Slow Air Squats
  • Plank to Down Dog
  • Alternating Dead Bugs

Round 1: 5 minutes

:40 of work / :20 of rest

  • Reverse Lunge to Hi Knee (right side)
  • Reverse Lunge to Hi Knee (left side)
  • Stepping In-and-Out Squats
  • Plank Shoulder Taps
  • Alternating Toe Touches

Round 2: 5 minutes

:40 of work / :20 of rest

  • Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift to Hi Knee (right side)
  • Single-Leg Romania Deadlift to Hi Knee (left side)
  • Squatting Lunges
  • Mt Climbers (with push-up if you want to make it harder)
  • Alternating Flutter Kicks

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for a total of 20 minutes of work, then cool-down with 2 minutes of Sun Salutations!

Let me know if you give it a try (and how you modify it) on a day you decide to stay inside!

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