Work(out) From Home for the Holidays!

Between eating, lounging and being driven crazy by family, it can be hard to find time to get a workout in during the holidays. But never fear, Snow Monkey is here! We've compiled some of our favorite workouts you can do at home (and we made our co-founder do just that to prove it to ya).

Jump Squats

 
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend down in a squat position - be sure your knees don't go past your ankles. Jump explosively up to the first step. Then bend back down into a squat position. Congrats, you completed 1 jump squat. Now do that all the way up the steps and jog down when you're done 3 times.

Tricep Dips

Place you hands shoulder-width apart on a chair, couch, bench, sibling, whatever. Scoot your butt off the edge and slowly lower your butt towards the ground until your arms are bent at a 90 degree angle. Then slowly lift yourself back up, take a bite of Snow Monkey and repeat 12-15 times for 1 rep.

Glute Bridge

Assume the usual holiday-induced position: laying on the floor. Place your feet flat on the ground and close enough to your body that they just graze your fingertips. Slowly lift your hips off the ground until they form a diagonal line with your knees and shoulders. Then, lift your right leg and bring your knee towards your chest as if you are marching. Engage that core and be careful not to let your hips sag! Then bring your right leg back to the ground and repeat the march with your left leg. Do that combo 12-15 times for 1 rep.

Weighted Lunges

Grab a gallon of something, a heavy pot, one of your parent's prized antiques, or the family pet and get ready to lunge! First, stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Pick up your heavy object-of-choice. Take a step forward with your right leg and be sure to distribute your weight so your heel hits the ground first. Then, lower your body while bending your left knee until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Lightly graze the floor with your left knee, then press into your right heel to bring the body back up. Return to the standing position your started in and repeat with your left leg. Do this 12-15 times for 1 rep.

Leg Circles

 
Back to laying on the floor with your arms at your side. Flex both feet and slowly raise them together until your legs are at a 45 degree angle. Then, separate your legs and bring them downwards in a circular motion until they are about 12 inches off the ground. Bring them back to together, still 12 inches off the ground, and repeat 12-15 times for 1 rep.

 

And voila - you are the fittest Snow Monkey in the jungle without leaving the comfort of your own home.

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