Disclaimer was shared, then we headed to the bottom of the parking deck stairs and circled up for a warm up.

Warm up – approximately 10 each

  • toy soldiers
  • good mornings
  • hip openers
  • 2-3 inchworms + world’s greatest stretch
  • arm circles

Then we started the workout:

Go up 3 flights of stairs, then back down 2 flights.  Stop at Level 2 and do 10 of this series: three side shuffles left, 2 jumping jacks back, three side shuffles right, 2 jumping jacks back.

Then we jogged the rest of the way down that level of the deck and back to our starting point on Level 2.  We held a squat while everyone returned, then played a game of “Categories” – where one FiA named a category & we all worked together to name 10 things in that category.  We held a squat until we’d finished naming 10 items in the category.

We then repeated this pattern – up 3 flights of stairs, then back down 2 flights.  On Level 3, we did 3 plank walk steps to the right, then opened our arms into side plank on each side (10 reps of this), then jogged the rest of the way down that level of the deck and back to our starting point.

We held a wall sit, while playing Categories – Wile E.’s choice – Foods you can eat with your hands.

Then up 3 flights, down 2 – On Level 4, we did 3 walking lunges, 2 R/L high knees back.  Jogged to the end & back.  Then held a squat again while we did Zeppelin’s category choice – Pixar Movies

Up 2 flights this time, down 1 – On Level 5, we did 3 plank walk steps to the left, then opened our arms into side plank on each side.  Jogged to end & back.  Held a wall sit for Frito’s category choice – Kinds of candy

Up 1 flight this time (to the top) – On the roof, we did 3 skips forward, 2 squat walks (R/L) back.  Skipped the rest of the way to the end & back.  Held a wall sit for Wile E.’s category choice – countries in South America

We then made our way down the stairs, doing some standing core on each level on our way down – 20 reps each of:

  • Raggedy Ann’s
  • Hilbillies
  • Hand to opposite toe (cross body)
  • Standing cross-body mountain climbers
  • squat crunches (cross body)

We then stretched at the base of the stairs and enjoyed some chatting to end our workout.  Thanks for taking 3 steps forward & 2 steps back with me!