See you on the Fitness Court

Hope you all are having a great week! I wanted to share a little bit about my new fav thing…The Fitness Court. The new court is located on the Marina Green in San Francisco, but hopefully other cities will hop on board with this idea. This weekend we participated in the First Annual Fitness Court Invitational. It was so much fun, and now I am making a point to head out there at least once a week.

What is the Fitness Court? It is a 7 minute circuit with 7 different movements, all using bodyweight training. Basically you do each circuit for 45 seconds, rest for 15 seconds, then move to the next. Sound simple? Not exactly once you get out there! Bodyweight training is tough, but is the “most functional and holistic method of training as it is efficient, produces measurable results and burns more calories per minute performed than most common forms of exercise.”
Below you will find pictures and descriptions of each circuit. These were all taken during the challenge as we tried doing as many reps as possible. {I thought I was going to die!}

1. CORE: plank, iron cross, side v-ups, plank twist, raised leg crunch

2. SQUAT: squat, one legged squat, side box jump, one legged step, side jumps

3. PUSH: standing push up, military press, seated dip, pike press, ring push up, ring dip {I need to work on these!!}

 

4.LUNGE: forward lunge, side lunge, step lunge, jumping lunge {my fav!}

5. PULL: standing row, body lift, assisted pull up, destabilized body lift, destabalized row

6.AGILITY: dot jumps, high knees, hop scotch, square runs

7.BEND: back extension, Bam bam, hamstring curl, back bend

We ended up both getting in the top ten, which is good enough for us! It is such a tough course but practice makes perfect. I also hear they are working on an iphone app which will tell you what to do and when to move with music. Super excited!

Thank you to the National Fitness Campaign  for making this happen! I think is so important to get our community involved in fitness and a court out in the open for everyone to use is just it! Hopefully more cities will have these in the future, but if not I guess you will have to make a trip out to San Francisco! 😉 See you out there!

-Jenna

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