This 8-week challenge has full-body cardio and resistance workouts to get you moving. There are low-impact and no jumping variations throughout. No equipment is required but dumbbells and resistance bands are recommended for some resistance workouts.
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.
The goal of the schedule is to stay active during the holiday season while we wait for the next challenge to launch. A lot of people fall out of the habit of working out and it’s easy to feel unmotivated during these months as we get into the holiday season.
No, this schedule is a mix of cardio, HIIT and resistance-based workouts that you can do to stay fit and moving during the holiday season.
Yes, exactly! This program was also made to help the community stay active during the holiday season, but you can still do this challenge at any time of year to keep fit and moving.
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.
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.
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.