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I am a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

10- Minute Irish Dance Workout with the Jump Rope!

Pin It Top O' the Morning to ya! (I had to think about whether this was Irish for about five minutes). Ever wonder why Irish/Highland dancers have such FAB legs? Well, I'll tell you. I tried Highland dancing (slightly different than Irish dancing because of the use of the arms) last year as one of my colleagues used to be a Highland dance champion, and I wanted to die.

Did I mention it was 1 minute into the workout?

I'm smiling because I'm thinking of the green beer.
You must keep your legs flexed, and something I didn't know- you must be on your toes the ENTIRE TIME!!! Holy God, my calves were screaming. Then, I kept looking at the teacher's ridiculous legs, and I kept going.

Holy God.
In honour of St. Patty's Day and the lovely legs o' the Brits, I've created an Irish Dance-Inspired Workout using the Jump Rope- and the first workout video in which I actually speak. To warn you, I sound like a cross between a man and a mouse, so please feel free to mute me. I'm used to it.

As always, if you do not want to use the rope, don't! Complete 4 rounds of 1 minute 30 seconds of jump rope with 1 minute of plank in between for an all-over 10-Minute cardio workout! 

To finish this workout, it is required that you drink one pint of green beer. Yes, required.

You're welcome.

Please, no comments on how you expected me to sound more like a woman rather than a man. 

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?