Get sweaty at home with this Polar Vortex workout
  • January 28, 2014
  • Tomorrow is going to be one of the coldest days of the year in Chicago. I can already see the mid-week working-from-home hibernation starting all around me and I’m ready for the screenshots-of-my-weather-app Instagrams.

    Lucky for you: if you have a body, you have a gym. The ladies of Bridal Sculpt will be rocking out this workout at home because even we gave into the weather, but we will not miss our workout.

    Do this circuit three times, and take a minute of rest between each. If you don’t know how to do any exercise described, I took some demo photos and involved the entire family: Fiance as photographer AND dog as photo-crasher.

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    Plié squats with a high row: (option to use weights)


    Curtsy lunge with the left keg back. Keep your arms straight out to the sides of your shoulders and pulse them as you work the legs:


    Curtsy lunge with the right keg back. Keep your arms straight in front of your shoulders and pulse them as you work the legs:


    Chair pose pulses – if you have light weights hold over head:

    Alternating side planks:

    Wide push ups:


    Bodyweight triceps dips:

    Forearm plank hold:

    The blooper reel:

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    Disclaimer: The views expressed on my blog are from my own experiences and from reputable resources. Consult your physician before making any major changes to your lifestyle or diet.

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.

    3 thoughts on “Get sweaty at home with this Polar Vortex workout

    1. Jeana

      Apparently, I had beer on the brain – keg = leg in this post. Unless you REALLY took a snowday, in that case, keg=keg. #Everythinginmoderation

    2. Kristen Geil

      I love this! No excuses for being sedentary during the polar vortex… I also set a reminder on my phone for every hour to get up and move every hour (usually jumping rope in place or going up and down the stairs to my third floor apartment- I’m sure my neighbors love me!).

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