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The Four Weeks Of Fitness Countdown: Week 4 [CC’s ShapeU]


At last fall semester is finished, we have a month of relaxation – sans school work – ahead of us, we survived the end of the world, and now, it’s Christmas morning. For many of us, this means presents (yes!), massive amounts of food (yummm), and seeing all those crazy relatives who get drunk and take their pants off (umm…). But Christmas isn’t just about the food, or the gifts, or the quirky kinfolk…it’s also about being thankful for the past year – which will soon come to an end the natural way, not by some Mayan-esque  presage – and for the family and friends we have been blessed to share it with.

This highly anticipated holiday also brings with it the fourth and final installment of The Four Weeks of Fitness Holiday Countdown. And what could be better than a Christmas workout designed to give you the long, lean legs of the very ladies that spread Christmas cheer throughout the holiday season, the Rockettes? So if you have some downtime on this joyously busy day and you’re looking to keep up your December routine with one final week of workouts before the new year rolls in, here’s a Christmas workout that will tone and sculpt every inch of your legs. Perhaps you’re avoiding your overly-enthusiastic parents who are trying to make you help get the house ready for guests, or maybe you’re hiding from your younger sibling who just received a Nerf gun, suddenly making “Hey, cut it out!” synonymous with “Yeah, sure, use me as target.” Whatever the reason, we don’t judge…so steal away from the Christmas festivities, and get in one of your last workouts of 2012 in quintessential Christmas style. Shape posted the perfect leg-toning workout, so I’m not going to try to fix what ain’t broken. Head over to their site to see how to get some lean legs!

Throw on some cheesy Christmas music (I’m not talking Andrea Bocelli…I’m talking straight up ‘NSYNC) and enjoy the day, the workout and all those precious moments that make us realize why the holidays are so great. Yes, we do love gifts and food, but nothing says Christmas quite like watching your uncle jump down a small flight of stairs yelling, “Look, I can fly like Rudolf!” Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

    I'm an AFAA certified fitness instructor and I adore my job. I'm also an undergrad studying neuroscience, and health and wellness. I love kickboxing and running (which might be for the endorphins). I spend way too much time on my hair, drink seltzer with every meal and eat pretty much anything made of chocolate. I love inspirational quotes and I'm a total cornball when it comes to my sense of humor. Contact me: @google+ @website