Hop, Jump, and Move Workout
Before enjoying a glorious piece of carrot cake this Easter, knock out this hoppin’ workout! The only equipment you need is a stopwatch. Jump rope is optional.
Complete one minute of each:
High Knee Skips
Lateral Bunny Hop
If you’re new to working out, aim for two sets of 20 reps. For a challenge, repeat these five moves three to four times for a calorie-torching workout.
Toe-Touch Jumping Jacks: Give the classic jumping jack a boost by bringing your fingertips to the sides of your feet between each jack. Perform as many as you can in one minute.
Bosu Toe Touches: Moving quick (like a bunny!) alternate tapping your toes on the top of a Bosu ball. Time yourself performing this move for one minute.
Squat Jump: Switch up from the basic squat! Amp up your efforts between each squat with a lateral jump, raising both arms above your head. Squat it out for 30 seconds.
Side Skater: Tone your glutes, hamstrings, thighs and core with this plyometric exercise. Start with a small squat, jump sideways to the left, landing on your left leg. Without touching the floor, bring your right leg behind you to your left ankle. Reverse direction by jumping to the right and following through with your left foot behind your right ankle. Perform this move for 30 seconds.
Invisible Jump Rope: Get your heart pumping while shaping up those calf muscles! Jump it out for 30 seconds – with or without your jump rope.
Slow High Knees: One minute
Stretching: Four minutes
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