December 11, 2018
Holiday Workout OrthoCarolina

Physical therapist Sarah Dobroka

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the gym,
Sarah was prepping to get her last workouts in

The weights were laying neatly on the rack with care,
In hopes that Sarah would not forget and leave them there

A whole body focus, it would be for sure,
To counter the cookies constantly teasing her
A favorite holiday movie inspired the workout's name,
Come one, come all, let's join the reindeer games!


After this workout, Rudolph may have been happy that he didn't have to participate in those reindeer games! Physical therapist Sarah DoBroka Cooley has helped us get into the holiday spirit by putting together this calorie-sleighing workout. That's right, you can indulge in an extra glass of eggnog or whatever cookie your heart desires.
You'll be glowing just like Rudolph's nose at the end.


1. Running with Rudolph
Watch how to do it
Repeat: Alternate five mountain climbers with five high knees.
Beginners- Five cycles
Advanced- 10 cycles


2. Snow Angels with Vixen and Dasher's Flight School
Watch how to do it
Repeat: Go through five cycles alternating between snow angels and taking flight. 
Beginners- 10 reps of both exercises
Advanced- 20 reps of both exercises


3. Blitzen's "Blades of Glory" Skating
Watch how to do it
Repeat: Go through five cycles 

Beginners: 30 seconds of skating
Advanced: 45 seconds of skating 


4. Punch the Abominable Snowman with Prancer
Watch how to do it
Repeat: Go through five cycles
Beginner: Sit up and cross punch five times
Advanced: Sit up and cross punch 10 times


5. Santa Congratulating His Flight Crew
Watch how to do it
Repeat: Three-five cycles
Beginner: Do 10 shoulder touches
Advanced: Do 20 shoulder touches


Comments

December 25, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS and thanks for the the workout.
- Janie Kendrick

December 21, 2018

Sarah, Thanks for the Reindeer Games Workout! How fun and I can do these if I take it easy and slow. Please... will you consider 5 more similar exercises (for beginners and advanced) for the New Year? You make them so fun! Thank You!
- F Tyler

December 19, 2018

Loved the Christmas spirit and the exercises were great!
- Joetta Canaan