Let’s get this week started with a HUGE shot of energy. For this Monday challenge, you’ll need some space. A large-ish room or a hallway of some sort will do. Even better is a lawn or grassy outdoor area. Warm up by rolling all your joints the way we do at our practice, adding neck rolls to our wrist, shoulder, ankle, hip sequence. Then 20 jumping jacks, 15 squats, 20 jumping jacks, 15 squats. As you do your second set of 15 squats, add a bit of a jump as you come up. Nothing major, just get warm and land softly.

The challenge: 3 broadjumps (feet hip width, crouch, jump forward with both feet as far as you can, big swing of your arms to help, land softly), 10 pushups, 20 jumping jacks, 3 broadjumps, 10 pushups, 20 situps.  If you don’t have enough room, turn around after the jumping jacks. That’s the first set.

Then the second set: 3 broadjumps, 8 pushups, 16 jumping jacks, 3 broadjumps, 8 pushups, 16 situps.
Then the third set: 3 broadjumps, 6 pushups, 12 jumping jacks, 3 broadjumps, 6 pushups, 12 situps.
Then the fourth set: 3 broadjumps, 4 pushups, 8 jumping jacks, 3 broadjumps, 4 pushups, 8 situps.
Then the fifth set: 3 broadjumps, 2 pushups, 12 jumping jacks, 3 broadjumps, 2 pushups, 4 situps.

How much or how little time you take between sets is up to you, but think of each set as a single movement and flow through the set as quickly as you can while maintaining the beautiful integrity of your movement.

A modification of the broadjumps: from a seated position at the edge of a chair, stand and come up on your toes with speed.

Jump jump jump!