For those who workout before school...

Discussion in 'General Education' started by AsherDasher, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. AsherDasher

    AsherDasher Companion

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    Another thread got me thinking about is. I am in need of a new workout routine for this Fall. I like to work out before school and usually do about 30 minutes worth of something... The question is WHAT will that something be??? Any fun ideas? (even if you have a good workout DVD that you use, I would love to hear it!)
     
  2.  
  3. dgpiaffeteach

    dgpiaffeteach Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,224
    Likes Received:
    147

    Jul 26, 2011

    I love, love, love Jillian Michaels! I also use a lot of the free videos on exercise tv.
     
  4. SCTeachInTX

    SCTeachInTX Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    Jillian Michaels is great!
     
  5. Boopers

    Boopers Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    I third Jillian Michaels! A lot of her workout dvds are 20 or 30 minute workouts and you'll start seeing results quickly if you stick to her workouts.
     
  6. ku_alum

    ku_alum Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,513
    Likes Received:
    14

    Jul 26, 2011

    I have an elliptical machine. I can see the tv while I use it. I used to watch tivo'd episodes of Oprah, but since her show is gone, I'm not sure what I will watch this year ... maybe tivo'd Conans. I sometimes listen to BBC radio instead of watch tv. That means I still have NPR to listen to during my shower and my drive to school.
     
  7. smurfette

    smurfette Habitué

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    We got a treadmill so we can watch the news while we work out. We hope to get an elliptical, too, if it turns out our ceiling isn't too low in our basement.
     
  8. KateL

    KateL Habitué

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    2

    Jul 26, 2011

    I've been using a video called Weight Loss Cardio Kick. It has a couple of half-hour workouts on it, and they really get me sweating! I figure that I'll get up early twice a week and do the video before school, and then do it once on the weekend so I'm at least getting exercise 3 times per week.
     
  9. TeachinHicks

    TeachinHicks Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    If you have a Wii...I use Wii Fit Plus. It has a feature on it where you can customize your own routine. The exercises are yoga and strength training things like jackknives, leg twists, etc. I have mine set at about 25 minutes. I have also used the EA Active for Wii. I LOVE LOVE LOVE working out before school...it helps me be more focused during the day!
     
  10. CFClassroom

    CFClassroom Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jul 26, 2011

    Weather permitting, I love to go for walks in the morning with the kids in the stroller.
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,428
    Likes Received:
    117

    Jul 26, 2011

    Bike to work.
     
  12. Ms.SLS

    Ms.SLS Cohort

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    681
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    I'm a big fan of yoga. If you do it right, it's cardio and strength all in one, with a little bit of relaxation and focus thrown in.
     
  13. Learner4Life

    Learner4Life Cohort

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    I'll go with the Jillian Michaels kick! 30 Day Shred is 20 minutes long and hard enough to get your blood pumping. I burn the same amount of calories in those 20 minutes as I do in an hour long walk!
     
  14. missgfl

    missgfl Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred videos are a really good workout. If you have netflix they have some fitness dvds on there too!
     
  15. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    12

    Jul 26, 2011

    My big lab is my exercise routine! I have to take her out for her 20 minute walk in the morning before I leave and another 30-40 minute walk in the evening. Now if I could just lay off the ice cream, I might actually lose some weight! LOL
     
  16. Hitchcock fan

    Hitchcock fan Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2011

    I do Jari Love's Ripped and Chiseled in the mornings 2-3x per week. It takes an hour but you can also select individual segments if you have less time. Also love a brisk walk, and yoga stretches, although I save the full yoga workout for after work.
     
  17. 4capulina

    4capulina Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 27, 2011

    Yes! If possible. The perfect built-in workout (as long as u live close enough to school). I ride three times a week.
     
  18. GAteacher87

    GAteacher87 Companion

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 27, 2011

    I work out on my treadmill. I am currently doing 2 miles of incline walk/jog per morning-- not too intense (for me) but a nice little sweat session that can be done ~30 minutes. Gets me going for the day!
     
  19. MsMar

    MsMar Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,771
    Likes Received:
    52

    Jul 27, 2011

    I just added a bunch of videos to my Netflix instant queue. I'm going to try them out and then hopefully I'll like some of them enough to keep it going once school starts. I have a summer membership to the Y but due to the high cost ($122/month for a family, it was $400 for the summer) I will probably not do a regular membership. But I've finally started getting back into shape so I do want to continue working out.
     
  20. applecore

    applecore Devotee

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    23

    Jul 27, 2011

    I sleep next to my treadmill in hopes of rolling out of bed and on to it--it hasn't worked yet for an every day habit during the school year, but I'm still hoping it might this year. There's always room for hope.
     
  21. NJArt

    NJArt Comrade

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 27, 2011

    about three times a week I will go to the gym before school. I usually do 20 min or so on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or bike, and then about 15 min of circuit weight machines or free weights. If I don't
    feel like going to the gym I'll follow an exercise video on my computer that I watch off of Netflix. The great thing about that is I don't have to BUY the DVD, and I can switch up which one I want to do!! LOVE using the nextflix watch nows for that, and there's TONS of choices from cardio, to toning, to yoga.
     
  22. rabyoga

    rabyoga Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 27, 2011

    There is a great series of DVD's are the 10 minutes series. You can choose to do 10 minutes or an hour. As a former fitness instructor, I really like the girl who teaches Kickboxing.
    I also have the P90X and TurboFire-both of which I really like. P90X workouts are usually an hour (although the Yoga X is 90 minutes) and very intense. Turbofire is varied, with a few workouts as little as 15 minutes (but Extremely intense 15 minutes). :cool:
     
  23. paperheart

    paperheart Groupie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,350
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 28, 2011

    I just bought a wii and wii fit plus and some other games used on craigslist yesterday. I have used wii fit at my parents house and it really got me motivated. Im setting mine up in a few minutes. Excited! I will probably do my workout after school...I like to shower at night so I don't rush in the mornings.
     
  24. MrsCK

    MrsCK Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 28, 2011

    I love the Wii!! My favorite way to do cardio is Just Dance. So WHEN I get a teaching job, I will probably do about 30 mins of Just Dance before school, and then about 25-30 mins of a Wii Fit routine before bed. :)
     
  25. MMRbella

    MMRbella Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 29, 2011

    Check out The Firm. I especially like the Transfirmer series (great results).

    The Firm Express is the newest program... it's perfect if you're pressed for time. I just got it recently.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. MissCeliaB,
  2. MrsC
Total: 323 (members: 3, guests: 295, robots: 25)
test