Red Carpet Workout: 5 Easy Ways to Get Fit While Watching the #Oscars

Shana Schneider, fitness expert and Founder of FITWEEK. Image credit: http://fitweek.com/about-fitweek/

Shana Schneider, fitness expert and Founder of FITWEEK. Image credit: http://fitweek.com/about-fitweek/

Don’t be a couch potato while watching the 2014 Oscars. Shana Schneider, fitness expert and Founder of FITWEEK, created a great workout you can do from the comfort of your living room while watching the red carpet arrivals.

All you’ll need are hand weights and a pair of heels!

  1. If you like the dress the actress is wearing, do 10 straight leg kicks alternating between the right and left legs.
  2. If you don’t like the dress, stand up and do 10 cross body jabs alternating between the right and left arms.
  3. On commercial breaks, put on your heels. Sit on the floor and do a V-sit. See if you can hold it for the full break with your legs fully extended. You can also bend your legs so they’re in a 90-degree angle to make it a little easier.  (The shoes are really just there so you have something cute to look at.)
  4. When the actor or actress appears whom you think is going to win, do 10 cross body standing crunches. Reach up with your left hand; bend your left arm and raise your right knee so they meet; put them down, then do this on the opposite.
  5. Whenever they ask “Who are you wearing?” do 10 squats. Stand 6-8 inches away from your couch or chair and as you squat, just barely touch your butt to the seat and then stand back up and squeeze those glutes. On the 10th one, sit back down and enjoy the show or at least until the next exercise starts!

Bonus – for those who are watching the red carpet on E!

  • When they use the Mani cam, grab water bottles or hand weights and do 12 reps of biceps curls.
  • When they use the 360 cam, stand up and do 10 leg circles on each side. Just trace a circle on the floor with your toe pointed. Feel free to do this one with those heels on, too!

Share your Red Carpet Workout photos on Facebook or Twitter with a tag #fitweekoscar

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