Broom-Broom!

Look! Up in the sky! It’s me, Jamie Atlas (eh-hem, 5280’s Top Personal Trainer) riding a broom! Okay, not really. But I’ve been having a lot of fun with my friends at 9News on their Workout Wednesday series. We’re talking workouts, nutrition, fitness — and fitting it into real, daily lives.

So as part of my functional training philosophy, I like to create workouts that can be done at home, at your desk, in a house, with a mouse… And incorporating whatever you have laying around. If it’s pushups at your desk, lunges while you pick up the kids’ toys or, in this case, a broom. And these exercises have varying levels of intensity.

Check out these simple exercises I taught Corey Rose at 9News. In just three functional movements, we’re getting our heart rates up and activating several parts of the body at the same time.

See? Fitness doesn’t always have to mean going to the gym or hiring a personal trainer. You can get a great workout and a dose of daily activity by getting creative and using what you have. Now, bag up your canned food and go!

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