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December: the end of 2013

December has four calendars: a basic version for the average reader, one for beginners with frequent rest days, one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends and over the holiday break, and one for dancers (or anyone else working on flexibility) that includes stretch days.

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

Feel free to substitute an HIIT workout for any cardio workout listed. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of time for cardio.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP December”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Click “Read More” for the workouts!
(At the bottom there are also a handful of links to good stretching videos for the Dance Student Calendar if you want to mix up your routine!)

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October: Halloween Month!
*Dance Student Calendar back by popular demand!* 

October has four calendars: a basic version for the average reader, one for beginners with frequent rest days, one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends, and one for dancers (or anyone else working on flexibility) that includes stretch days.

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: October”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Click “Read More” for the workouts!
(At the bottom there are also a handful of links to good stretching videos for the Dance Student Calendar if you want to mix up your routine!)

Read More

A HIIT workout using some dumbbells, a kettlebell, or some heavy books! Set your timer and get sweating!

A HIIT workout using some dumbbells, a kettlebell, or some heavy books! Set your timer and get sweating!

Is September the end of summer or the beginning of fall?

September has three calendars: a basic version, one for beginners, and one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends.

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: September”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Click “Read More” for the workouts!

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Here’s a bodyweight oblique workout!

Here’s a bodyweight oblique workout!

Towards the end of summer…

August has four calendars: a basic version, one for beginners, one focusing on cardio endurance using a lot of cardio and interval workouts, and a brand new calendar designed for dance students but a great option for anyone!

The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

For the dance calendar, there are also stretch days. At the bottom of the workout I have linked to a few follow-along stretching videos in case you do not already have your own at-home stretching routine.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: August”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Arms

Legs

Abs

General

Challenges

Cardio

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Stretch

Someone asked for more cardio workouts, so here’s one that mixes cardio with core-focused exercises! Make sure you warm up properly, take some time for a cool down, and have water nearby.

Someone asked for more cardio workouts, so here’s one that mixes cardio with core-focused exercises! Make sure you warm up properly, take some time for a cool down, and have water nearby.

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