12 Days Of Christmas Workouts
Use your free time to feel great with 12 workouts from top PTs, beginning on Christmas Day
The weeks before Christmas can fly by in a blur of shopping, eating and working like a maniac to give yourself some much needed time off before 2023 arrives. Once the big day comes and you find yourself with some free time, your body will thank you for spending some of that time moving it before slumping in front of the box, and your mind will welcome the mental space as well as the dopamine hit exercise brings.
That’s why we’ve gone to some of the best PTs out there – the likes of Instagram sensation Alexia Clark, award-winning PT Laura “Biceps” Hoggins, British CrossFit champion Aimee Cringle and others – to come up with 12 ways to move your body between 25th December and 6th January – the 12 days of Christmas.
As you’d expect from us, we aren’t here to torture your body for nigh-on two weeks. Instead, we have a range of workouts to help develop your all-round fitness so you’ll feel fighting fit and enter 2023 on a high.
We will be sharing one workout a day and to kick things off we have a rest-day mobility workout to help you move more easily for what’s to come. Keep returning to it to help your body recover.
This rejuvenating Pilates home workout (opens in new tab) will help improve your posture
This kettlebell HIIT workout (opens in new tab) is great for total-body conditioning
You only need dumbbells to do this legs, bums and tums workout (opens in new tab)
Strengthen your lower body (opens in new tab) with Krissy Cela’s six-move workout for the gym
Alexia Clark’s high-rep gym workout (opens in new tab) burns fat and builds muscle – are you up to the challenge?
Build muscle all over with this beginner strength workout (opens in new tab) from Laura ‘Biceps’ Hoggins
The treadmill workout for weight loss (opens in new tab) that keeps things interesting
Burn calories fast with this dumbbell cardio workout (opens in new tab)
Aimee Cringle’s four-move workout (opens in new tab) will bulletproof your core
This push/pull upper-body workout (opens in new tab) only takes 12 minutes
Fire up your metabolism with this feel-good workout (opens in new tab)
Start with this mobility routine (opens in new tab) – your body will thank you for it
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Lucy is an experienced health and fitness journalist, and was formerly health editor for TI Media’s portfolio of women’s titles. Lucy qualified as a level 3 personal trainer with Train Fitness in 2016, and also holds qualifications in pre- and post-natal fitness, as well as in nutrition for exercise.