May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Movie Night Workout

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 | by Laura Murdoch | No Comments

We know that we’ve been offering up ideas for how to keep active during lockdown but we also know how hard it can be to motivate yourself. These are strange times and you’ve probably got other things to worry about. Life isn’t normal so keeping up with your usual routine will be a challenge. But we also know that keeping active is important. So, how can you do it?

Family watching a film together

Movie night

We wouldn’t blame anyone for taking the opportunity to sit down and binge their favourite shows or films during lockdown. Why not combine the two? Instead of cuddling up in something comfy, put on your training wear and get fit as you watch.

sofa workout

Sofa workout

You could make it simple and just workout from your sofa as there are plenty of great ways that you can do to incorporate it. Instead of eating handfuls of popcorn, give the following exercises a try:

  • Bicycle crunches – Sit on your sofa and engage your core. Lift both of your legs and bend your knees. Move your knees as though you’re pedalling a bike. Aim for at least 20 reps.
  • Leg Raises – Sit on your sofa, engage your core, and slowly bring your legs up. When they are straight, hold them for a few seconds and slowly lower them. Then repeat. Aim for at least 10 reps.
  • Leg pull-ins – Sit on your sofa, engage your core and bring your legs up. Keep them straight and then slowly pull them towards you. Straighten them and repeat. Aim for at least 10 reps.

Movie night workout

  • Overhead punches – Sit on the edge of your sofa with your feet on the floor, engage your core, hold your fists up and punch upwards
  • Punches – Sit on the edge of your sofa with your feet on the floor, engage your core, hold your fists up and punch forwards. Aim for at least 40 reps.
  • Raised leg circles – Sit on your sofa, engage your core and bring your legs up so they are straight in front of you. Move your feet in a full circle. Aim for at least 5 clockwise and 5  anticlockwise.
  • Tricep dips – Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the edge of your sofa. Extend your legs in front of you and keep your arms straight. Lower your body by bending your elbows and keep going until they reach a 90-degree angle. Go back to the starting position and repeat. Aim for at least 10 reps.

Sofa workout

Tailor your workout

You can go one step further and set yourself a workout challenge that’s based on your favourite film. This is a great way to get kids involved. Keep them entertained with their favourite films and keep them active. Watching becomes a game. It couldn’t be simpler.

  • Before you start watching, make a list of any repeated moments in the film that you can look out for.
  • Assign each attribute an exercise and establish how many reps each one gets.
  • Sit down to watch your film and do the exercise whenever the corresponding attribute appears on screen.

To get an idea of what we’re talking about, take a look at these great film workouts.

Sofa workout

Star Wars Day

We decided that we’d help get you started with a workout designed especially for Star Wars Day. If you’ve got a budding young Jedi out there, get them ready to fight the Sith with this great Star Wars film workout.

Star Wars Movie Workout

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We’d love to see our customers taking part in this challenge. Why not film yourself rolling your dice and uploading it to social media? Tag us on whichever platform you use and we’ll share our favourites. Just have fun and let us know how you get on.

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