Looking for a great holiday workout? This 25 Days of Christmas workout will help you work up a sweat and get a jump start on those New Year’s resolutions! Check out the full workout below!
Ho ho ho!! I don’t know about you, but I always indulge a little bit during the holidays. And why shouldn’t I enjoy some yummy food? Christmas ham, ravioli, pecan pie, baked sweet potatoes with cranberries and apples, and mmmm Christmas sangria. They are all things I don’t really eat during the year, so at Christmas I taste a little bit of EVERYTHING.
But what I don’t do is skimp out on my fitness routine. I know I will feel better if I keep up with my workouts, and this year I created a special bonus workout just for Christmas Eve! So if you’re looking for a way to prep for all of those extra calories, try out my 25 Days of Christmas Workout and then enjoy some pie for me!
25 Days of Christmas Workout
Here’s how I planned this workout:
There are 25 moves, and each one has 25 reps. So that’s 25 squats, 25 pushups, 25 high knees, etc.
When it comes to lunges, split squats, and exercises that use one leg at a time, you have the option to do 26 total (because we don’t want to do just 12 on one side and 13 on the other!) OR 25 on each leg.
I always do 25 of each leg because I really want to feel that burn!
If you need to modify any of the moves, go for it. There’s no real right or wrong way to do this workout. Just get your heart rate up and move your body!
Here’s a full list of all of the moves:
- high knees
- bicycle crunches
- walking lunges
- shoulder presses
- jumping jacks
- plank tap-outs
- sumo squats
- dumbbell rows
- quick toe taps
- alternating toe reach
- split squats
- bicep curls
- mountain climbers
- Russian twists
- Romanian deadlifts
- upright rows
- low plank hip dips
- calf raises
- tricep dips
- butt kicks
- in and out abs
- burpees (because why not?!)
Here’s a quick video to show you how to perform each exercise, if you aren’t familiar with some of them. Feel free to modify any moves if you need to – such as tapping out your legs during jumping jacks, or dropping down to your knees for pushups or planks.
The moves alternate between lower body, upper body, cardio, and abs. If you need a breather, take a 25 second break after four moves. Time yourself and try to complete the entire workout as quickly as possible to really keep your heart rate up.
Want more of an ab workout? Check out my 27 plank variations from last December.
My Christmas Workout Playlist
Take the festivities up a notch with some holiday-themed music! While it might be weird to do burpees with Oh Holy Night in the background, this holiday Spotify playlist of mine is great for your Christmas workout.
I actually put this playlist together for my 12 Days of Fitmas class when I was a group fitness instructor. It was a muscle burner!
How fast did you finish? Share your time in the comments below!
Check out all of my other home workouts before you go!
Merry Christmas, y’all!
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.