Looking for more Christmas/Holiday themed ideas this December? Here are some the community shared over the past week.
First up, a warm up:
Christmas ‘Who Am I?’
Thanks Christine Cook for sharing this and Janice Ainsworth for re-sharing.
Another Christmas workout idea. We did it this morning and it was a HOOT!
Everyone gets a holiday name/noun taped to their backs (ex: Santa, Rudolph, Christmas tree, wrapping paper, Frosty the Snowman, mistletoe, etc). They do not know what is written on their backs. The goal is to ask questions until you know who/what you are!
Here are the instructions I then gave:
- Run around
- When I say match up, match up with one other person. You can ask 3 yes/no questions to one another. YOU MUST BE DOING JUMPING JACKS WHILE YOU ARE ASKING QUESTIONS!! If not, I will fine you a Burpee.
- Participants keep matching up, asking someone new 3 yes/no questions while doing jumping jacks.
- If they guess who/what they are and they are wrong they need to do 5 burpees. This keeps them from just guessing!
- Once they have guessed who/what they are correctly they put their name on the front of their shirts and become a “consultant” sharing little hints to those that can’t figure out who/what they are.
Lots of laughs shared this morning with my group of 20 Bootcampers!
Once your down warming up, try this twist on the 12 Days of Christmas by adding a word search!
12 Days of Christmas Word Search
Thanks Anne Schmidt for sharing with us.
This is an accumulator workout in the fashion of 12 Days of Christmas.
All members will perform the exercises for the first day of Christmas, then find the first word (Partridge in a pear tree) then do the 2nd day of Christmas and find the next word in the line (turtle Doves) and so on until you have performed all the exercises and found al the words. The first one done is the winner and all other do a forfeit exercise i.e. 15 burpees
Below is the word search in a PDF to print out and give to all your members.
Download: 12 Days of Christmas Word Search
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Thanks Jorgia Craven for emailing this idea in.
I’ve noted the workouts down but will be changing them to suit my clients and equipment.
Group campers into threes or fours all mixed ability (good for team building and encouraging everyone).
All groups must build the base first (3 main snowballs) after that they can build the snowman in whatever way they wish. Each item used to build the snowman is represented by an exercise, the group must complete this together. You can use big sheets of paper and get them to draw out their snowman’s (see their creative side) or if your on land that you own coloured chalk on the floor is always fun!!! Like big kids!!!
Sample exercise list (customise for your group):
|Base Snowball||50 Squats|
|Body Snowball||100 Mountain Climbers|
|Head Snowball||40 Push Ups|
|Left Eye||30 Military Presses|
|Right Eye||Suicide run with 8 cones, 4 jump lunges at each cone|
|Nose||40 Band Pullovers|
|Pipe||20 Chest Presses|
|Right Arm||50 Tricep Dips|
|Left Arm||200 Jump Ropes|
|Top Button||50 Leg Raises|
|Middle Button||40 Toe Poppers|
|Bottom Button||60 Plank Spiders|
|Scarf||10 Plank Jacks|
Next week I’ll be back with the Bootcamp Ideas annual review sharing all about what went well and what didn’t go well this year. I recommend sitting down and doing one for your business too!
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.