Fitness Tip Of The Week from Ashley Landon (FT Westborough)

For a fun way to add a burst of cardio into your workout routine try this jump rope and jumping jax challenge:

1. Jump Rope 40 Times: 40 Jumping Jax

2. Jump Rope 60 Times: 30 Jumping Jax

3. Jump Rope 80 Times: 20 Jumping Jax

Make sure you jump rope and then complete the jumping jax immediately after! The Challenge is to complete all three rounds without rest! For even more of a challenge after completing the three rounds try reversing it starting with 80 jumps and 20 Jax!

AND since this is Thanksgiving week I thought I’d give a bonus round of tips for all of you who believe you don’t have time to exercise on Thanksgiving day! Well, yes you do. Here’s FIVE easy ways to fit it in some exercise and negate some of those extra calories!!

Sign up of a 5k…There are a lot of road races on Thanksgiving morning. Take a post dinner walk with the family. Instead of watching football play a game of your own Think pie=push ups If you make yourself do one push up for every bite of pie make yourself do 1 push up you will be very aware of how much you are eating! And, if you go back for seconds…

You know you can find at least 20 minutes to do a quick and fun circuit with no equipment needed!

  • Jumping jacks
  • Push ups
  • Jump squats (mod. with regular squats if necessary)
  • Sit ups (mod. with crunches)
  • Mt. climbers
  • Chair dips

*Perform each exercise for 1min and repeat as many times as you can for 20 min (rest when needed)*

Good luck and have a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving!

Ashley Landon
Ashley is a graduate from Framingham State College with a bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising. However, her true passion and drive always came from fitness, which lead her to a change in career paths. She is now a certified personal trainer, graduate from The National Personal Training Institute (NPTI), Waltham, MA. She is also certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED.

Ashley has always had an undeniable interest in fitness and health, putting it at the top of her list. She truly enjoys working out and shows it through her training, making it fun and challenging!

Ashley has been a trainer at Fitness Together –Westborough since 2007 and has helped many people push themselves beyond what they thought possible.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys strength training, running and coming up with new and improved ways of making healthy recipes.

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