Rain didn’t keep 23 brave and hearty souls from donning their workout clothes and big smiles for a sweaty workout at Briar Chapel featuring awesome music by D.J. Treble!
We started with a workout inspired by FireRescueFitness.com that focuses on a 360-degree range of motion, flexibility, balance, and core strengthening. We did a 20-count of each of the following, followed by a big lap around the park.
1-Front chop/squat with a kettle bell swing
2-Standing knee hug + lunge
5-YTWL shoulder pulses/stretches
“Rainy Day” Workout
This rainy day called for a “Rainy Day Plan.” We did three rounds. First round was 1-minute work, 10 seconds rest. Second round was 30 seconds work, 10 seconds rest. Last “lighting round” was 15 seconds on each exercise with no rest in between.
A -Abs (pick your favorite crunch)
I- Incline pushups
Y-YTWL shoulder pulses/stretches
Y-Yoga pose, Warrior I
By the Numbers
Then we played “By the Numbers.” We picked up multiplication cards (remember third grade, y’all?) or rolled dice to determine how many reps of which exercises. Exercises corresponded to the following numbers:
5-Squats + knee raises
9-Pushups with side-plank rotations
We finished with an inspirational quote fit for the day: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about learning to dance in the rain!”