Playin’ with Fitness

My sister Julie and I woke up with one of those Phineas and Ferb moments. You know, the summer morning where you wake up earlier than expected, and just look at each other and say, “Phineas, I know what we’re going to do today!”


Julie and I decided that we needed to spice up our workout. Running is great for the heart, but we didn’t feel the urge to jog; we wanted to switch it up! The light bulb illuminated over our heads, and we decided to do a playground workout!

If you have been looking for a fun way to workout that doesn’t require a trek to the gym, then this is for you! Lace up your sneakers and jog over to your closest family park!

1. Bench Dips

Works: arms, core, back

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2. Split Leg Bench Dips

Works: Hip flexers, core, arms, back, legs, butt

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3. Monkey Bar Scissors

Works: Core, forearms

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4. Picnic Bench Pushups 

Works: chest, arms, core

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5. Hip Hops

Works: legs, butt



6. Side Step Bench Hops

Works: butt, core, legs

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7. One Step Forward Bench Hops

Works: quads, glutes

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8. Spidermans

Works: stretches hips

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9. Sidewalk Crack Hops

Works: glutes, core, legs



10. Side Plank Dippers

Works: core (side abs), arms

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11. Modified Side Plank Dippers

Works: core, shoulders

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12. Scissor Plank

Works: core, hips

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13. Hill Sprints

Works: legs, glutes

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14. Topsy Turvy Side Leg Drops

Works: arms, core, inner thighs

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15. Starbursts 

Works: legs, glutes

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16. Lunge Dips

Works: glutes, hip stretch

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17. Tick Tocs 

Works: arms, core, legs

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18. Sit Ups

Works: core

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19. Bicycle Crosses

Works: core, hip flexers

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20. Topsy Turvy Forward Leg Drops

Works: hamstrings, core, arms

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21. Wall Sits

Works: total legs



22. One Legged Wall Sits

Works: core, legs (mental toughness)



23. Elevated Leg Stretches

Works: hamstring stretch

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24. Single Leg Four Square Hops

Works: legs, glutes

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25. Spinning Squat Jumps

Works: glutes, legs, core

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26. Balancing Squats

Works: balance, core, legs, glutes

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27. Single Leg Squat Balancers 

Works: balance, legs, glutes, core

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28. Standing Side Straddle Stretches

Works: hamstrings, core

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29. Swingset Weaves

Works: legs, agility, glutes

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30. Incline Pull-ups

Works: core, back, shoulders, arms



31. Monkey Bar Pretzel Stretch

Works: core & quad stretch







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