Keeping active over Christmas is easy thanks to this festive fitness routine from Emmet Rushe!

It is officially the season to be jolly. 

All the Grinches, Scrooges and Bah Humbuggers can suck it up, because Santa Claus brought his cheer to town!

Maybe I came on too strong there, but if you aren’t enjoying the holiday season, you need to come and relieve some stress at my Rushe Fitness group sessions on January 4th. 

Booking for January is open, and places are almost gone. 
You know how January is, so don’t wait until it’s too late.
Drop me a message through the link below and we’ll get you started.

Each year, to celebrate the festive season, I have a special workout that I do with my members. 

I have been doing this for the last 8 years since I came up with it in 2012 and it hasn’t failed to disappoint yet. 

The workout is simple and effective, and by effective I basically mean that it is a bit horrible. 

As it is Christmas, the workout has a Christmassy theme. 

If you know the 12 days of Christmas, (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), that is the inspiration for the workout. 

So, take a minute and have a little sing song to yourself.  Get that catchy tune into your head.  Maybe get Sandra from the office to join in and help you.  Can Sandra sing?

Oh, well maybe not then. 

The best part of this workout is that you don’t need much space, or any equipment, but if you have access to some and want to make it harder, you can add some in. 

Want to give it a try?

Here we go. 

The workout goes like the song does (12 days of Christmas)
All you need is an exercise mat. 

  1. 30 seconds jogging on the spot
  2. 2 More Burpees
  3. 3 Squat Jumps
  4. 4 Forward lunge – (each leg) (add weight if needed)
  5. 5 prisoner squats (add weight if needed)
  6. 6 reverse lunges – lunging (each leg) (add weight if needed)
  7. 7 X-body Mountain Climbers – climbing (each leg)
  8. 8 Plank to Press – pressing
  9. 9 Push ups – pushing
  10. 10 Total Body Extensions – extending
  11. 11 Jumping Jacks – jumping
  12. 12 Burpees – burping

How you do the workout is exactly like the song. 

Do the 1st exercise;

“On the first day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 30 seconds jogging on the spot”

Then do the 2nd exercise, then the 1st exercise.

“On the second day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.” 

Then do the 3rd exercise, then the 2nd, then the 1st.

“On the 3rd day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 3 Squat Jumps, 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.” 

Then 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st and so on until you are going from 12 all the way down to 1. 

“On the 4th day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 4 Lunges lunging, 3 squat jumps jumping, 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.”

You continue to work your way through the workout exactly like the sequence of the song. 

It sounds easy on paper, trust me, it’s not. 

The exercises suggested are to allow minimal equipment to be used. 

If you are in a training facility and have access to a load of equipment, feel free to add in different exercises to make it harder or easier or to suit your style of training.

You are only limited by your imagination.

If you try it out, I’d love to hear how you get on with it.  Send me a message on my Rushe Fitness page through the link below and let me know how you get on with it.

If you want to follow along with us while doing it, you can join in through the video below. We did it this morning and it was really great fun.

 Santa hats and Christmas jumpers are optional. 
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In the past 6 years we have had members drop more than, 20, 30 and 40+ pounds and keep it off. 

So, if you are ready to finally kick the old habits and make a lasting change in the new decade,
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