Changing up our exercise routines decreases boredom and fatigue and increases the FUN factor.
This week we did just that in our Hopkins Core Boot Camp class -
Starting out our session with a full body warm-up, I took a couple exercises we've done and turned them into great team building exercises.
Ready, Set, Line Up!
Lining up in a row, we rotated passing an 8 pound medicine ball over the top of the head and between the legs. Seems simple enough, right? When you get there, this changing pattern created a fun team building exercise and a challenge for the core and mind.
Leap Frog/Wounded Soldier Race
Each person took their turn either hopping on one foot or both feet across the gym to a BOSU ball (soft side up), completed 10 push ups, and hustled to the back of the line.
What made this fun and unique was crowd participation - cheering and counting out teammates' push up reps.
With these two simple exercises, we created a FUN, challenging class that left everyone feeling like they got a great workout!
Out of ideas for your next workout? Checkout previous posts on my calendar - give it a go!