Hi! How are you?
I’m on a little bit of a high right now, because I just filmed another live Facebook stair workout video with Huffington Post! If you were following me a little while ago, you might have caught the other video I did with HP, about exercises you can do in the park.
A stair workout is one of my favorite exercises to do in place of cardio (quick video here). Not only that, but it seriously works your entire lower body, and helps burn fat like it’s your job. Stairs are extremely versatile, so there is so much that you can do – running, hopping, single leg hops, lateral movements, forward/backward movements…
THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST.
Anyhow, if you’re curious to see what my standard stair workout looks like, here is the Facebook video!
The entire thing takes me about 30 minutes, and here is how I break it down:
5 Min Warm Up: Walking up stairs/ Walking up stairs, skipping a step/ Light jog up stairs, no skipping
Double Leg Hops: 3-4 Sets using both feet, no skipping steps
Cardio: 3-4 Sets, running up stairs, skipping a step
Single Leg Hops: 1-2 Sets, using one foot, no skipping steps
Lateral Jump to Hop: 3-4 Sets, skipping steps as you go (skip to 10:40 to see!)
Cardio Burn Out: 3-5 Sets, full out sprint up the stairs, skipping a step
As you can tell by just reading this – it’s a pretty exhausting workout. If you have a set of stairs anywhere near to you though, you seriously gotta try it. There are modifications that can be made and breaks can be taken in between sets if you’re just starting out.
My other bit of even MORE exciting news, is that I’m heading out to Vancouver TOMORROW, as I was picked to shoot for an amazing, amazing brand called Athleta! You may have heard of it, as it’s part of the Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy group.
This is probably one of the most incredible opportunities I could imagine, and one of those times where I just have to say that i’m pretty damn proud of myself. The shoot is four days long, and includes a sea-plane ride up to Northern BC, where we will be staying at the TYAX Resort. It looks like this:
There will be two other models, plus a whole crew of photographers and production managers, stylists, etc. The craziest part is that since we’re flying on a sea-plane, I have to pack SO lightly. Literally a backpack of stuff for a week!
I will definitely be snapchatting my FACE off, and taking tons of photos the entire time. Follow me (username: @beverleyc) to see all the beautiful sights, and watch me nerd out in the outdoors.
I’ll be gone all next week, so I’ll be a bit AWOL on here – I apologize in advance, but i’m sure you’ll be just fine without me.
What About You?!
- Ever done a stairs workout?
- Have you ever worn Athleta clothing?
- Have you ever travelled to Northern BC?