If It’s Raining – We’re Still Training!

6 Feb

I know – we live in beautiful sunny Southern California.  This whole rain thing isn’t really our foxhole.  All we want to do is stay inside – the little voice in our heads saying, “I don’t want to leave the house.” I know the excuses are many and that exercising on rainy days is one of the toughest things to do sometimes, as the rain can easily turn off any inspiration to work out. However, there are many things you can do (besides baking some goodies) on rainy days to make up for the missed exercise time outside & to get rid of those rainy day blues.

  • First of all, if you have a Studio membership you should consider dragging yourself straight there. Join a group pilates or cardio class to give you that extra motivation and push to get your exercise in! It’s only 1 hour!
  • Stretch! Stretching is the best thing you can do for your body, as you can extend your flexibility for the days you can get back outside.
  • Simply do your workout at home!  Take 20 minutes out of the day to do this awesome workout.  You don’t need any special equipment and it’ll leave you showered in strength and feeling like a champion!

Warm Upimages

10 Squats
20 Jumping Jacks
30 Seconds Wall Sit
20 Jumping Jacks
10 Squats

Lift & Crunch

Do each exercise back-to-back four times. Give yourself 30 seconds of rest in between sets.

20 Alternating Supine Leg Lifts
15-20 Crunches

HardCORE

Do each exercise in the following order 3 times. Rest when needed.

30 Knee-to-Elbow Crunches (15 each side)
20 Bicycles
30 Crunch Position Twists

Jammin’ Plank

Pick your favorite song and perform a plank throughout its entire play-time.

Hold a plank for 10 seconds, resting for 1, and repeat!  If you feel your form slipping, come down to your knees.

~*~

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you need to stop training!

~Dayna
PX Studio

Article sources:
Fitaholic Training
Fitness Anytime
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