I’ve mentioned on here before how the teachers at the school where I teach workout in the mornings twice a week for fifteen minutes. The incentive is to build community among the staff, encourage healthy habits, and lead by example. We talk to the students about moving their bodies, so it’s important that we do, too. Plus, if you workout in the morning, you get to wear workout clothes for the day which is a pretty sweet perk. Especially if you’re someone like me who prefers to live in yoga pants.
The idea between the fifteen minute workout is that it’s enough time to get moving, but not enough time to get completely drenched in sweat. Though if the ac isn’t on in the gym like yesterday morning, the sweat thing is a different story. Anyway, usually our PE teacher leads the workouts, but I fill in when he’s unavailable. I love planning them, and have one to share with you all. I think it’s great because all you need is a light set of dumbbells and it focuses a lot on balance. Balance, like endurance and strength, is a fundamental concept and should not be neglected when working out. Here’s the Balance + Strength Workout:
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- single leg deadlifts
- lateral plank walks
- reverse lunges + kicks
- glute bridge + tricep extension
- squats + fly
- pilates press
Seriously, fifteen minutes makes a difference. It’s much better than nothing, it’s enough time to get your heart rate up and your blood flowing, and it’s all about what you can when you can!
Photo of my teammates and I from last week:
On Wednesdays we workout! And we wear pink! 😉
You’ve got fifteen minutes to workout – which exercises will you do?