April 14, 2024

Pushups…To Go!

Get Fit Quick Tip:

¬†Pushups…To Go!

Choose any solid and stable surface and crank out a set of 5-10 pushups. The sink, counter, desk top, back of a chair, hood of your car, park bench, all provide great surfaces to add fitness into your day. The key is to maintain good posture with your back straight. Here are a few progressions if you’re looking for variations:

Lift and hold one foot up off the floor.

Slow your pace to allow a 4 second count when lowering and pushing.

Add in a 10 second plank hold in between each rep.

Lift and hold one leg out to the side of your body.

Hold the pushup for 5 seconds when your arms are bent.

Extend your elbows only half way up when pushing.


*Consult your physician before beginning exercise.




Is Your Office Fitness Friendly?

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Create an Active Office!

Whether you work at home, outdoors, or in a office, creating a fitness-friendly atmosphere is possible. Here’s how to get started:


Walking club. Set up a regularly scheduled lunch time walking group.

Coordinate classes. Enlist the help of a Fit Pro to hold noon time or after work exercises classes in the conference room. Split the cost among all participants.

Stream workouts. Head to YouTube or a streaming workout service on your computer. Stream the workout in a common area before or after work.

Monthly competitions. Create a little friendly competition with a “monthly fitness challenge.” For example, logging the most steps with your pedometer, plank holds, pounds lost. Create teams by departments, raffle off prizes, offer incentives!