MOVEmber is a 45 day challenge launched during the holiday season of 2021, designed to help you stay active during the busy holiday season with a more relaxed schedule. It featured cardio and resistance workouts to work your whole body.
You are recommended to do ALL videos listed for each day, e.g. if a day has three videos, you should do all three. If a video is listed twice, you should do it twice. If you're having trouble doing them, stick to the low impact versions until you get stronger. That being said, if a video is labeled as optional then it’s up to you if you want to do it or not. The warmup and cool down videos are optional but highly recommended. However, at the end of the day, these schedules are my recommended guide - please feel free to make changes as necessary to suit your needs.
This program was originally created to help the community remain active during the busy holiday season and incorporates cardio, HIIT, and resistance workouts. It is therefore more of a maintenance program.
I do not recommend doing 2 challenges at the same time, likewise, I do not recommend following the schedule while you are on a challenge. Following this schedule along with another challenge might mean that you are doing 2 - 5 more videos worth of exercises in a day which can be excessive. However, if you really do feel like you want to go and can go an extra mile on certain days, feel free to join in and participate on that day.
The order in which I listed them is my recommendation. You can break them up and do them across the day, but it's worth just getting it all done in one session if you're able.
Yes that’s absolutely fine. Go at your own pace, and do as much as you can. If that’s only 1 video per day, it’s still great that you’re exercising! Stick to low impact as necessary, and work your way up to being able to do all of them. Just remember if you take a long rest/break (30min+) between videos, you may need to warm up again when you get back to it.
This is entirely up to you - if you are feeling strong enough then go for it. You can also just stick to low impact moves if you want. However, if your body needs rest, then please rest. Your body will naturally be weaker during that time so don’t be discouraged, you got this. After your extra rest day, just continue where you left off.
Diet plays an important role in losing weight and/or gaining muscle but you also need to ensure you are eating a balanced, nutritious diet to fuel your body for these workouts. This is different for everyone and should be discussed with a professional - please speak with a registered dietitian or nutritionist, depending on your individual needs. That said, it’s the holiday season, so do take time to enjoy yourself and not worry too much! You can also check out my new recipes section for some healthy recipe and snack ideas.
Equipment is optional but recommended for resistance workouts if you are further along in your fitness journey. Many workouts will include dumbbells and resistance bands. If you are a beginner, please stick to bodyweight exercises only. You can also use filled water bottles if you would like to use equipment but don’t have dumbbells at home.