October Workout: Trick or Treat Full Body Burn
By Amy Paul, Elite Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Director
This month’s workout is meant for all of you ghouls and goblins who give in to the sugary temptation that comes with Halloween. It’s made up of two bags of tricks (full body exercise circuits) followed by a treat (active recovery), and while it’s not nearly as fun as stuffing your face with your kid’s tiny candy bars, you’ll be happy you did it in the days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. For this workout, you’ll need either a Terra Core or BOSU Balance Trainer, a set of dumbbells, and a medicine ball. Superhero costume optional. Enjoy!
Complete 1 minute of each exercise. After completing the five "tricks", enjoy your "treat" of active recovery! Repeat this sequence 3 times. Rest for 1-2 minutes before moving onto Circuit 2.
1. Split Squat to Balance
2. Burpee with Overhead Press
3. Around-the-World Plank
4. Single Leg Bicep Curl
5. Ice Skaters
Medicine Ball Bounces for 30-45 seconds
Complete 1 minute of each exercise. After completing the five "tricks", enjoy your "treat" of active recovery! Repeat this sequence 3 times.
1. Goblet Squat
2. 180° Hop to Plank Push-up
3. Kneeling Split Stance Weighted Rotations
4. Deadlift to High Row
5. Bounce Squats (add 180° jump after two reps)
Medicine Ball Bounces for 30 to 45 seconds
Elite Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Director, Amy Paul encourages her clients to achieve their goals of health and wholeness by instilling in them the belief that they are stronger than they think.She relishes helping others experience the sense of accomplishment that fitness brings. Amy earned her Associate Arts Degree from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and holds personal training and corrective exercise credentials from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), group fitness certifications from the American Council on Medicine (ACM), and is a trained nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition. Outside of the club, Amy keeps busy as the mother of three children and thrives on all things outdoors. She is an avid obstacle course racer and impatiently awaits the next adventure life brings her way.