Be Well Workout of the Week: The Boredom-Defying Full-Body Workout

You’re going to do a lot of quick exercise switches in this week’s workout — meaning you won’t have a chance to get bored. Here’s the deal: You’ll start out this down-the-ladder workout with 20 kettlebell swings. After that, you’ll decrease your reps by two for every new exercise — from tuck jumps to plank jumping jacks to rows — on the way down the ladder until you finish with just two pull-ups. Doesn’t sound too hard, right? Oh! But you’re going to complete the entire circuit four times. You can do it!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Quick (But Killer) 55-Rep Challenge

This workout — one of my favorites, actually — is a quick but powerful workout that challenges your strength, cardio and ability to keep moving, even when things get tough. Start with 10 reps of each exercise, then do a quick burst of cardio, then do nine reps of each and get back to cardio, and so on. You’ll decrease your reps by one each round until you finish with one rep of each exercise and one final sprint. In the end, you’ll have done 55 reps of the exercises listed. Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The 8-Minute All-Out Workout

Set your stopwatch for 30 seconds and get ready to work as hard as you can for each interval in this workout. You’re going to do a series of exercises for 30 seconds, interrupted by 30-second sprint intervals. You can do these sprints on a treadmill, bike or elliptical, use a jump rope, or simply just run place in as fast as you can — the options are endless, so don’t feel like you need a gym (or even need to leave the house, really).

Your goal is to complete the eight-minute circuit four times for a quick, cardio-challenging workout. Ready, set, sweat!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: 9 Moves to Tone Your Arms and Abs

Short-sleeve weather will happen this year (eventually) — I’m convinced. So, let’s get those arms in tip-top shape! This workout mainly targets your upper body, with a some abs and lower-body moves thrown in the mix for good measure. So get ready to feel the burn, starting with 20 reps of each exercise in the circuit and then decreasing by two reps until your final round is just 10 reps of each. Happy sweating!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Work Your Muscles from Top to Bottom

This workout is going to make you feel the burn all over, alternating between challenging your upper body and your lower body with a kettlebell, a resistance band and your body weight. Here’s the plan: You’ll do two lower-body exercises, and then two upper-body exercises, repeating this pattern throughout the circuit. Then, we’ll end it all with some planks and some wall squats. Your goal is to complete the circuit all the way through three times. You got this!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: A Total-Body Circuit Workout That Never Gets Boring

This workout consists of three different circuits, each composed of four different exercises. Your objective? To complete each circuit four times as quickly as you can.

For each circuit you’ll need a different piece of equipment: a bosu ball, a jump rope and a kettlebell. (If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can simply sub in a weight.) And with all these switch-ups, it’s pretty hard to get bored.

Okay, you ready? Go!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Do These 10 Moves As Fast As You Can

Are you ready to sweat, Be Wellers? Yes? Great. For this week’s workout, you’re going to complete a circuit of exercises four times through as quickly as you can. Before you tackle the first exercise, make sure you are nice and warmed up. And as you make it through at a quick pace, keep a watchful eye on your form — even when you’re moving quickly, you want it to be top-notch, as always.

Now, ready, set, go!

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See Photos From Last Night’s Secret Be Well Philly Underground Workout 

Be Well Philly Underground's STRIKE! and Snacks | Photo by Susan Nam

Be Well Philly Underground’s STRIKE! and Snacks | Photo by Susan Nam

Another month, another Be Well Philly Underground secret pop-up fitness event in the books. This month, we teamed up with the folks from Life Time Athletic (yep, the ones opening three giant fancy new fitness clubs in the Philly area) and Pure Fare for a very (very, very, very) sweaty workout followed by breakfast-for-dinner snacks at the lovely Independence LIVE space on Market Street.

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