If hoovering down the Haighs bunny is inevitable then so be it. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. I know I’ll be indulging in a hot cross bun and a few cheeky Easter eggs over the long weekend, so I’ve put together a seven move workout to help me burn off that bunny.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, keeping the weight in your heels and your arms by your sides. Push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body into a squat. Place your hands on the floor directly in front of and just inside your feet. Shift your weight onto your hands so that you can jump your feet back to land softly on the balls of your feet in a high plank position. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your toes. Jump your feet back so that they land just outside of your hands. Lift your arms overhead and explosively jump up into the air. Repeat.
Start in a small squat. Jump sideways to the left, landing on your left leg. Bring your right leg behind to your left ankle, ensuring that you don’t let it touch the floor. Do the same in the reverse direction by jumping to the right with your right leg. Repeat.
Start in a high plank position. Keep your abs pulled in and your body in one straight line. Bring your right knee into your chest. As the knee draws to the chest, brace your core to keep your body in that plank position. Quickly switch legs by pulling your left knee in at the same time as you extend your right leg back. Continue to switch knees simultaneously in a running motion.
Start by doing a regular squat but as you come up, use the power in your legs to explosively jump, landing softly back down in a squat position. Repeat & feel the burn.
Start in a standard lunge position. Push off both feet to jump into the air. In mid-air, swap your feet positioning so that your back leg is in front and land again in a lunge position. Repeat, alternating legs.
Start by standing with your feet together and your knees bent slightly with your arms by your sides. Lower yourself slightly into a semi squat position, jump up into the air and at the same time extend your legs and arms so you form a star position. Jump back in and bring your arms back by your sides and your legs together so that you’re now in a standing position. Repeat.
Start in a half-squat position with your feet shoulder width apart and your hips back. Push through the balls of your feet so your heels are elevated and run in place quickly, moving your feet at a fast pace.
Enjoy those bunnies, and the burn!