Move it Monday: Playground Workout

Good morning, my friends!

We all have a great weekend? Mine rounded out nicely with a visit to my parents’ house to hang out, play a game of euchre, and get some Mexican food Open-mouthed smile Good times.

Thankfully, the weather – at least here in Illinois – decided to turn gorgeous and drop the temps. I think right after posting this, I’m going to grab Niko and go for a walk before I have to get to training my clients.

But first…

Yesterday I mentioned having some fun, acting like a kid, going to the playground, and…breaking a sweat?? You betcha!

Playground Workout


always check with a doctor before beginning any new exercises

  1. Bench push ups – grab a bench, and with your hands on the seat, slightly wider than shoulder width apart, lower yourself down into push up position, bending your elbows to 90 degrees, before pressing back up.
  2. Bench step ups – standing on a bench, lower your left leg until the foot touches the ground. Press directly back up and repeat. Switch sides after 10 reps.
  3. Monkey bars – Grab some monkey bars and and walk with your hands across them!
  4. Ladder climb
  5. Slide climbers – carefully, climb UP a slide
  6. Crab walk – crab walk back down!
  7. Swing jackknife – in a high plank position, place feet in a swing. Using the abs, bring the knees in toward your chest, and extend back out.
  8. Swing push up – in a high plank position, place feet prone in a swing, and lower down into a push up
  9. Swing plank – place hands or forearms in a swing, and balance a plank for 45 seconds.
  10. Balance – find a roller, and try to hold your balance – this challenges core stability!

Off to begin the day! Starting with this:


Summer squash, onion, beet greens, with 1 egg + 2 egg whites, scrambled. With a side of dry cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread. Yum!

Have a marvelous Monday, loves!

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  1. that workout looks like fun!! P.s. you do know what comes back on Sunday night right!?!?

  2. Sounds like a great end to the weekend! That workout looks like fun! Who says adults can’t still have fun on the playground?

  3. What an awesome workout, thanks! Enjoy your day :)

  4. Ummm . . . a grown up excuse to play on the playground? I love it!! :)

    Oh, and what you consider to be “hot” weather, makes me want to cry. I’m pretty sure I’d melt.

  5. I love the idea of getting back to the playground. I don’t have the fondest memories though, I broke my nose at one when I was 9!

  6. Love the idea of this workout! Especially if I start back up nannying again, then while the kids play I can get in a fun workout! For some reason the sound didn’t work on my computer though :(

  7. So much fun! I wish I could do monkey bars.. one day..

  8. this is so fun!! haha i was in the park the other day looking at the monkey bars thinking what killer workouts we must have had when we were kids! why not bring it back right?? those were the days when i could swing myself upside down on those damn bars

  9. Great workout Paige, thank you for the new idea! I babysit constantly, and while the kids are playing around, why not bust out some of these moves!? I am sure we could all make a game out of it too :)

  10. That workout seems so fun! I love different workouts to change things up!


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