Fitmas Tree Challenge

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Decorating Exercises

Even though Thanksgiving is around the corner, many people may start to decorate their home for the holidays beforehand. Whether you are a proactive decorator or a procrastinator, there are a few options to make your home a winter wonderland while also fitting in a quick workout that requires no equipment. My family and I enjoy the Fitmas Tree Challenge every year as a fun way to be active and to decorate together. This challenge can be modified to how you decorate your house (colors, themes, etc.) in addition to the type of exercise you prefer. Below is the type of exercises you can do for each decoration, as well as a video link to demonstrate the exercise.

Fitmas Tree Challenge:

  1. For every gold and/or silver ornament hung:
    1. 2 Push-ups
  2. For every red ornament hung:
    1. 10 Jumping Jacks
  3. For every ornament/decoration made by hand:
    1. 7 Squat Jumps
  4. For every ornament that has a picture of your family:
    1. 10 Triceps Dips
  5. For every snowflake item/ornament hung:
    1. 6 High Knees
  6. Tree topper:
    1. 10 Burpees
  7. For every stocking hung:
    1. 20 Mountain Climbers
  8. For every wreath hung (on windows, doors, and walls):
    1. 20 Knee Ups (10 on each side)
  9. For every piece of garland hung (on the stairwell, fireplace, front porch, etc.):
    1. 20 Static Lunges (10 on each side)
  10. For every seasonal candle put out:
    1. 20 Flutter Kicks
  11. For every Elf on the Shelf character you own:
    1. 20 Sumo Squats
  12. For every seasonal centerpiece (coffee table, dining room table, etc.):
    1. 20 Oblique Crunches (10 on each side)
  13. For every piece of mistletoe hung:
    1. 30 Second Wall Sit
  14. For every hot chocolate consumed when decorating:
    1. 30 Second Plank

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