The BeWOW Breakdown: This Is a 5-Star Full-Body Workout 

Rebecca attempted to take gym selfies. She learned that taking gym selfies is hard.

Rebecca attempted to take gym selfies. She learned that taking gym selfies is hard.

This Week’s Workout: Reimagine Your Full-Body Workout

The BeWOW Breakdown

Total time commitment: 35 to 45 minutes.
Difficulty (out of five): 3.
Soreness Factor: A little bit of soreness, but not too much.
Overall Grade (out of five): 5. This was an awesome full-body workout that will have you feeling strong.

Our First Impressions:
When it comes to my fellow fit testers, Alon is in the Phillippines (color us all jealous) and Emma is dealing with some IT band pain (sad face), so it was just lil ol’ me, Rebecca, with the task of testing this alone. Real talk: after getting used to having gym buddies, it’s hard to go to the gym alone!

How We Felt Afterwards:
Now this is an awesome full-body workout! You won’t ever get that sweaty doing this workout, but I loved how it hit all of my major muscles without feeling too difficult. And hellooo: Doing four 1-minute planks will make you feel super tough! This is definitely a workout that I’ll be doing at least monthly because I felt strong during it, but I know it’ll be one I can continue to do with heavier weights as I get stronger. Also fun fact: without gym buddies, photos are tough to take, so I was that jerk posing for gym selfies. All in the name of journalism, right?

»» Ready to sweat through this week’s workout? You can find it here

About our testers:

Rebecca Barber is the founder of the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run, a just-for-fun 50K run that follows Rocky Balboa’s footsteps in Rocky II. She’s a 19x marathoner and 17x ultra marathoner, having started running when she was a kid. She’s an active volunteer withBack on My Feet Philadelphia, where she works to help the homeless community use running as a means to better their lives and find stable employment and housing. When not running all the miles, she is the social media coordinator for The Wharton School.

Alon Abramson is the founder of the West Philly Runners, the creator of – a web resource for running in Philadelphia – and the organizer of a number of running events in Philly, including the annual 26×1 Mile Team Marathon Relay, Beat the Bus, and Beat the Commute. Running since high school, Alon is an on-again, off-again runner with ebbs and flows to his mileage and commitment. More recently however, he’s taken a new approach to training, emphasizing cross-training and speed work as much as building up mileage and this has dramatically improved his running performance. When he’s not organizing and running, Alon works as a research project manager at Penn’s Institute for Urban Research, studying energy efficiency best practices. 

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