Hope you’ve tried and enjoyed the gym workouts designed by The Move Project, from week one and two of the Summer Workout Series…
For this week’s program, we’re going to take a different approach. Recently, my friend Lee (of the blog Do Say Give) and I were looking for a way to collaborate. We were chatting one day about the challenge of scheduling time to exercise. She mentioned that she wanted to get back into working out, but needed an option that could be done at home, instead of going to a gym or studio on busy days. Together, we came up with the idea of sharing a Home Workout, along with our favorite activewear picks from Athleta! (Be sure to check out Lee’s blog, Do Say Give, for inspiration to do, say and give in more gracious and lovely ways…it’s one of my favorites for gift ideas and more!)
We shopped the Athleta Preston Oaks store in Dallas, but all of these pieces can be found online, too. (I’ve linked all of the pieces you see here at the beginning and end of the post, and use the code FREE2DAY, now through the 25th for FREE 2 Day Shipping on all orders!) In addition to sharing the workout, we invite you to join us at Athleta Preston Oaks for a private shopping party THIS Thursday night from 7-9pm.
Come say hi, hang out, and shop the latest arrivals with us. There will also be giveaways, cocktails, snacks, and more! We’d love to help you find the best pieces to wear for a relaxing and active summer! In addition to activewear, they also have swim, casual, and lounge wear….
This summer, The Move Project has designed a great Home Workout for you!
It’s so great to have a plan for busy days or when things don’t go as planned! With this workout, you can get your heart rate up, break a sweat, and feel energized the rest of the day…all without having to drive anywhere! Complete 1-2 sets of 12-15 reps for this group of movements. To add to this workout, go on a brisk 20-30 minute walk afterwards. For more of a challenge, you run or do walk/run intervals….
This can be a good starting point for those who have been on a workout hiatus, and are trying to get back into it. Beginners, start off slowly by doing less and building up to the reps that are recommended here. You can also choose lighter weights, or do most of these movements with body weight only. (Listen to your body, and consult a doctor if needed before stating this program if it has been a long while since you’ve been active.) For advanced exercisers, you can benefit from this at-home plan, too! Add more weight, or more sets, to challenge yourself.
Home Workout Circuit
Alternating Reverse Lunges or Step-Ups (with or without weights)
- Hinge at the hips, lean upper body forward, keeping shoulders back.
- Maintain your posture, and slower lower your body.
Resistance Band Lat Row
- Focus on pulling shoulder blades down and back, followed by elbows pulling down and back.
- Flatten your lower back and engage your abdominals as you slowly flex your spine.
Dumbbell Hip Extension
- Maintain your posture, hinge at the hip, while keeping your knees slightly flexed.
Dumbbell Bicep Flexion
- Maintain your posture and slowly flex your elbows.
Wide Squat (with or without weight)
- Hinge at the hip, lean upper body forward, keep your chest up and shoulders back.
Hope you have a great week! Comment and let me know if you have questions, or try this week’ s home workout or one of the other gym workouts…
For more in depth descriptions/instructions for the movements in this post, check out the MoveFit App!
Photography: Stephanie Drenka
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