Monday, December 8, 2008

12 Days of Fitness

By Courtney Westlake

On the 5th day of Christmas, your fitness center gave to you...Five Walking Lunges!

This holiday season, the TRAC is running a program called the 12 Days of Fitness to encourage you to stay on top of your healthy lifestyle even when things are getting hectic.

"The holiday season is here, but try not to let the stress of the holidays keep you from working out," said Amanda Jillson, assistant director of fitness and instructional programs at the TRAC. "Try to fit in little bursts of workouts here and there, whether it's in between studying for finals or on your 15 minute break during work."

During the 12 Days of Fitness, you are assigned a certain activity to correspond with that day.

The activities include:
1st Day: 1 minute of pushups
2nd Day: 2 miles on the treadmill
3rd Day: 3 minutes of biking
4th Day: 4 laps of the track
5th Day: 5 walking lunges
6th Day: 6 minutes of stretching
7th Day: 7 abdominal exercises
8th Day: 8 upper body exercises
9th Day: 9 lower body exercises
10th Day: 10 assisted pull-ups
11th Day: 11 jumping jacks
and 12th Day: 12 mountain climbers

"And you always have to do the previous day's activity as well," Jillson pointed out. "You can start any time, just try to do your exercise for every day and continue to be active."