Sometimes, to keep ourselves motivated and excited about exercise (moving with focused purpose), we need to go a little outside the box.
To prove a point, today is a Fidget Inspired workout!
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Considering all the families that have Fidget Spinners spinning in their homes, we're challenging families to fidget through fitness! We've picked up a spinner here in Bali, and we've created a workout that you, your family and friends are going to love…. check out the link in my profile for the full video. . . . . . #WLFManifesto #WOD #workout #fidgetspinner #batman #familyfitness #WLFM #workoutoftheday #Fitpreneur #personaltrainer #nutritioncoach #lifestylementor #entrepreneur #fun #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #fitfluential
What began as a coaching call, ended with our coach Simon challenging my wife, Christie and I to come up with a fidget spinner inspired workout. And anyone who knows my wife and I, we're up for a good challenge ANYTIME…
But maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, you may be wondering…
“What's a ‘fidget' spinner?”
I had first heard about them a year or so ago in a private Dad's group on Facebook, but didn't really pay it much attention as they were low-tech devices that were mainly intended to help people dealing with ADHD, anxiety and autism. But now, they're blowing up the internet, and being banned in school rooms across North America, as kids everywhere are flocking to buy them.
They're a small, ball bearing device which the user can rotate between his or her fingers. Momentum of the toy provides a ‘pleasing sensory experience' – based on reviews… just go and YouTube them… there are literally 100's of instructional videos on these things! (you can also buy from 1000's of choices on Amazon)
So, considering all the families that have fidget spinners spinning in their homes, we're challenging families to fidget through fitness!
We've picked up a spinner here in Bali, and we've created a workout that you, your family and friends are guaranteed to have fun with this one.
The ‘Fidget Spinner' Fitness Challenge
For 15 minutes, every time we spin the fidget spinner, we do a movement of an exercise. We don't switch movements until the spinner stops and we spin again!
If you have a group of you participating in the workout (i.e. classroom of students, boot-camp, etc), each person takes a turn to spin and call out a movement of their choice for that round (spin)… what will you pick? Here's a list of movements to inspire you:
Write down total reps completed within 15 minutes, and then do a celebratory dance!
This is next level HIIT workout and perfect for doing on your own or with family and friends.
So, in conclusion:
And ask yourself, what other creative ways could you make exercise fun for you, your friends and family?
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See you soon and happy fitness-ing!