25 Easy Ways to Move More
For 25 years, Curves has been encouraging women to get active in a supportive and fun environment! In honor of our 25th Anniversary, we’re showing you 25 additional ways to get moving! From dancing in the kitchen to doing two more reps on the Curves circuit, there are so many ways to burn a few extra calories at Curves and outside in your day-to-day life.
Dance in the kitchen, dance while folding laundry, or dance with your kids. Just crank up the music and have fun with it!
2. Take the dog for a walk
Fido will love the extra time at the park as much as you’ll love getting some fresh air and extra steps.
3. Park at the back of the parking lot
Forget circling the parking lot like a shark for the nearest open spot to the door. Get in a few extra steps by parking farther away.
4. Take the stairs
You’ve heard this tip a million times, but it’s true: Taking the stairs burns more calories.
5. Go shopping
Treat yourself to a shopping spree at the mall. You can even get in a few bicep curls with those shopping bags.
6. Watch TV and workout
Challenge yourself to planks, pushups and crunches, while catching up on your favorite TV drama.
7. Squats while brushing your teeth
Make it a competition to do as many squats in one minute while brushing your teeth.
8. Ride your bike
Save on gas and skip the stressful commute by buckling on a helmet and pedaling to work.
9. Take your kids to the park
Get active with your family by playing on the playground equipment with your children, kick a soccer ball or even play tag.
10. Tricep dips at your desk
Take a five-minute break to stretch your legs and squeeze in a few tricep dips at your desk to feel reinvigorated.
11. Grow a garden
Between the tilling, digging, weed pulling, watering and harvesting, growing a garden is a daily workout where you’ll reap the reward of healthy food, too.
12. Dust and vacuum
Cleaning the house is necessary, but you’ll be burning a few extra calories in the process!
13. Use a step-tracking device
Find out just how many steps you’re taking in a day and dare yourself to do even more.
14. Walking meetings
Skip sedentary meetings at your desk and invite your colleague to chat and walk with you.
15. Ask your Curves Coach
Your Curves Coach is there to help you throughout your journey, so be sure to ask how you can increase the intensity of your workout.
16. Jog in place
During recovery, jog instead of marching.
17. Do two extra reps
Have a few extra minutes? You have time to do two extra reps on the circuit!
18. Sneak in an extra Curves class
From high-intensity boxing to core-strengthening balance, try one of Curves classes.
19. Set a workout date with a friend
You’re less likely to skip out on a workout and might even inspire a little friendly competition.
20. Do 5 Extra Rockstar Jumps
We know you’re a rockstar! These jumps improve coordination and balance while increasing your heart rate.
21. Speed up your jumping jacks
How many jumping jacks can you do in 30 seconds? Increase that number, even if just by one, during each sweat session at Curves.
22. Get your knees higher
Push yourself to get those knees up to the sky while performing high knees.
23. Squeeze in a plank before final stretches
Before the last stretches, work your core with one last plank.
24. Add knee taps to your plank
Bonus points if you add knee taps to your plank before final stretches.
25. Spend one extra minute stretching
Take an extra minute to yourself to breathe, relax and increase your flexibility with just one more stretch.
To find out more about how you can informed lifestyle and health choices, visit our blog under the ‘Live ‘ category! You can also learn more about how the ‘Curves Circuit‘ can benefit your lifestyle here.