The Great Pumpkin Workout
The Great Pumpkin Workout: Our Halloween Special!
Pumpkins, bats, and witches, oh my!
Everywhere you go you see some sign of Halloween and we couldn't help but join in on the fun!
Grab your pumpkin and join us for The Great Pumpkin Workout with Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, Amanda Lawrence:
There you have it-our Great Pumpkin Workout!
We hope our Great Pumpkin Workout will become as much of a part of your Halloween tradition as heading to the pumpkin patch and watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on tv.
The Great Pumpkin Workout Moves:
Here's a quick review of the 8 Great Pumpkin Workout moves we covered:
Remember: Before starting this workout, be sure to complete a 3-5 minute warmup. Walking in place or maybe around the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin Workout Move #1: Squat Pumpkin Press
Start with feet together and pumpkin at shoulder height. Lower into a narrow squat keeping your knees in line with your ankles. Press through your heels to return to standing as you press your pumpkin overhead keeping a slight bend in your elbows even at the top of the move. Complete 12-15 reps.
Pumpkin Workout Move #2: Push-up Pumpkin Tap
Position your pumpkin just in front of your palms in push-up position. Complete one push-up, then tap your pumpkin at the top of the move with your right hand. Complete another push-up and tap your pumpkin again, this time using your left hand. Complete 10-12 reps. Modification: Complete your push-ups on your knees.
Pumpkin Workout Move #3: Lunge Twist
Holding your pumpkin at shoulder height, step forward into a lunge with your right foot. Turn towards your right side with your pumpkin, turn back, and press through your right heel to return to standing. Complete the move on the left side. Repeat for 10 reps each side.
Pumpkin Workout Move #4: Burpee with a Pumpkin Lift
Bring your pumpkin to the floor, jump your feet out while holding your hands on your pumpkin, jump your feet back in, stand up and press your pumpkin overhead. Complete 12-15 reps. To modify, walk your feet in and out.
Pumpkin Workout Move #5: Pumpkin Mountain Climbers
Start in a plank position with your hands on your pumpkin. Run your right then left foot in like you're climbing a mountain. Repeat for 45 secs. Modification: Walk instead of running feet.
Pumpkin Workout Move #6: Pumpkin Swing
Squat with feet hip width apart holding pumpkin at the stem (be careful!), press through your heels and use your hips to initiate the swing movement. If your pumpkin is coming above shoulder height, it's probably a little too light 😉 Complete 10-15 reps. Modify by removing the swing.
Pumpkin Workout Move #7: Pumpkin Around the World
Stand on your right foot holding your pumpkin by your right ear. Move pumpkin over to left ear and back. Repeat for 10 reps then switch supporting leg. Try to do a few while balancing, but if you have trouble modify by standing on both legs.
Pumpkin Workout Move #8: Pumpkin Russian Twist
Sit on the floor holding your pumpkin. Lean back until your abs engage, lift feet, and make sure your back stays straight (don't let it curve)! Tap pumpkin to the right and left for 45 secs. To modify, place your feet on the floor.
We hope you have fun completing this workout and would love to see proof of you and your pumpkin enjoying it. Tag any of your social media posts @FitArmadillo and #PumpkinWorkout and we'll cheer you on and maybe make you insta-famous 😉
Love this workout and want to enjoy more fun, effective, personalized home workout routines? Book a private online fitness session with Amanda! You can find Amanda's booking calendar HERE if you'd like to book a private personal training session with her.
As long as you have yourself and a wifi enabled device, you can train with Amanda or any of our talented certified fitness professionals anywhere your busy life takes you.
Did you enjoy this workout? What fitness goals are you working on as we round out the year? Have another favorite way to tone up that fits the Halloween theme? Share your thoughts with a comment below: