Scary Post-Halloween Workout

November 2, 2015


Staying on Track during the Holiday Season


Well folks, here we are – welcoming November.  Halloween snuck up on us and now that it’s over, we can continue on with our healthier lives.  Halloween fell on a Saturday this year (yay!) and like lots of American’s near and far, I too indulged in this sweet, sweet holiday.  Whether you “tested” candy from your kids or had one to many vampire’s blood shots (is that even a drink?  Probably), we can all put that behind us and move forward with our fitness goals. 


Halloween, to me, is always the start to the holiday season.  Yes, we have a small break until Thanksgiving, but pumpkin treats are in fuller force and the holiday treats/decorations are stocked on the shelves (some even before Halloween!)  All of these reminders make people want to buy pumpkin pies left and right and sip hot cocoa.  While it is perfectly fine to indulge with moderation, don’t forget about the hard work you have put into your health thus far.  On average, people gain around 5 pounds during the holiday season.


I have created a “Post Halloween Workout” to really help you break a sweat and get back into your groove.  As always, all exercises can be modified.  The best part?  It can be done in the comfort of your own home.  No excuses today, friends!


Scary Post Halloween Workout:  Set a timer or use a clock (I love the Gymboss interval timer) and perform each exercise for one minute with no breaks.  Push yourself out of your comfort zone.  Warm up body prior.  Rest as needed one finished and repeat 2-3 times. 

  1. Jumping Jacks
  2. Jump Squats
  3. Spider Push Up’s
  4. Alternating Back Lunges
  5. Burpee’s
  6. Calf raises
  7. Bicycle Crunch
  8. Jumping Jack Plank
  9. Tricep Dips
  10. Step Up’s (Right leg)
  11. Step Up’s (Left Leg)


I always love getting a hard workout in after a holiday.  It makes me feel alive again.  It also helps not regret the almond joy I ate once my daughter was asleep!  

The Author

Karen Bobos, MSed

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body.

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