Chances are you’re going to be nowhere near the SRC and Rams Head Rec Center over Thanksgiving break. To balance indulging in some delicious dishes, (or these Thanksgiving recipe alternatives), you may want to get in some exercise. Don’t have access to a gym at home? Check out these workouts – cardio, stretching, strength training and all!
This cardio workout from Shape only takes 20 minutes, so you can squeeze it in while the apple pie is baking. After a quick warm-up, simply do each exercise for one minute. Repeat at least once, if you have time! These moves include mountain climbers and burpees – equipment-free cardio at its finest.
This do-anywhere toning circuit from FitSugar is similar to the one above, where you do each move for a minute and repeat up to three times, but the main focus is building strength. These six moves (for a total of 18 minutes) will work your legs, abs and arms! It includes the basics – squats, plank and push-ups.
These five moves don’t use dumbbells, but your bodyweight. Don’t think it’ll be easy, though. These exercises are most likely not your typical routine, so you’ll be working different muscles. You’ll work your abs with moves like the reverse crunch and your arms in what Men’s Fitness calls a monkey push-up.
These stretches from Active will help lengthen your muscles. If you’ve got time to work out, you should try to follow it up with a stretch session. And trust me, after eating all day, a relaxing stretch will feel pretty good.
And if you are here in Chapel Hill during the break, check out the altered hours of operation. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we will see you back at the gym next week!