October is here, which means everywhere you look you are seeing pumpkin...pumpkin lattes, cookies, cakes, candies, pies...anything and everything is now with pumpkin! So we thought with all the extra calories we might be consuming this month due to pumpkins it would be fun to turn one into our workout equipment! Your little ones can join along in the fun and help you decorate after you are finished with the workout, or you can get a little one for them so they can do a pumpkin workout as well!
Here are some of our absolute favorite workouts to do with our pumpkins!
V Sit & Twist
A. Sit on ground and lean back, so that abs engage. Back should be flat and diagonal from the ground, starting at the tailbone and continuing straight through the spine, long through neck and up the crown of head. Make it harder by lifting feet up to tabletop.
B. Lower pumpkin to right hip, then lift overhead.
C. Lower pumpkin to left hip to complete one rep.
Lunge with a Twist
A. Stand tall with the pumpkin in your hands with elbows bent. Lunge right leg back and twist left over front leg (make it harder by extending the arms straight out in front of you, then twisting).
B. Turn forward and step your right leg forward to meet left and come to standing. Repeat on the other side for one rep.
A. Squat while holding the pumpkin behind your neck, with elbows close to your head. Be sure to sit back as if to sit into a chair, and keep your knees from going too far forward.
B. Stand up and lift the pumpkin directly overhead by straightening the arms. That's one rep.
To sign-up for Baby Boot Camp classes visit www.babybootcamp.com Classes are Monday-Thursday at St. Vincent Fishers Hospital and The Fashion Mall. Your first class is free!
Back in Indiana after a 13 year adventure in Chicago and New York, Kara swore she would always be a city girl, but when she decided to start a family, she chose to move to Carmel for her husband's job and to be closer to family. Always passionate about about fitness and children, Kara decided to combine her two loves and start a Baby Boot Camp franchise in Hamilton County. In her very limited freetime, she loves to travel, drink coffee and wine (when not pregnant...oh how I miss thee!), try new restaurants, read, and watch everyone's favorite guilty pleasures--The Bachelor and Scandal!