Training when the kids are on holidays is not easy because I can’t exactly take them with me to my classes. So here’s what I do when I can’t squeeze in my usual workouts…
Wii Fit Training
Yep. I dust off the old Wii Fit Board and do a Hula-Hoop/Rhythm Boxing/Step Combo and follow it up with some of the balance exercises that I find fun. Unfortunately, there is no setting on the Garmin for recording a workout like that so I can’t tell you much about how hard I really work out. All I can say is that based on the overall daily statistics, it appears comparable to the days when I complete a regular workout.
I can’t say that the Step Exercise does much for me, but the Rhythm Boxing and Hula-Hoop exercises had me aching in my arms and core the day after. Who would have thought that the Hula-Hoop would be such a good workout for your abs? And as far as cardiovascular training goes, I think the Hula-Hoop exercise gives you the best bang for your buck.
And did I mention it’s fun? Well, okay, I probably wouldn’t want to do it every day, but it makes a nice change up from running on the treadmill and rowing.