Are you a cubicle warrior, longing to be out there stretching and toning, but sadly trapped in a swivel seat? Have no fear. There are still ways to get fit while stuck at work.
Squeeze those glutes
If you seek a quick core and tush workout, your search has ended. Sit on your seat, feet on the floor, core tight, shoulders relaxed. Squeeze your left glute and hold for three seconds. Do the same with your right. Each of these three-second counts is considered a “rep” (repetition). Try for ten reps on each side.
Plank that chair
Do you want a core workout that will give you a serious six-pack? Once again, your office chair provides the answer. Stand facing the chair and put your hand on the sides of the seat. Move your legs backward until your body is at a 45-degree angle from the floor. Hold this position for 15 seconds to one minute (whatever you can tolerate). Do as many of these reps as possible for 10 minutes with a one-minute break in between.
Take a squat
Want to work your core, glutes AND thighs? Make as though you’re about to sit, then freeze. Squeeze your glutes together and slowly stand up straight. Hold for five seconds, then slowly sit, continuing to squeeze your glutes. Aim for 10 reps.
These exercises are proof that your day job doesn’t have to impede your fitness. Which one will you try today?