I am SO EXCITED to introduce this brand new style of workout to you, created by yours truly! Starting off the recipe workout series with this chocolate chip cookie recipe workout! Trust me I know what you may be thinking…this seems crazy, what even is a recipe workout? Let me clarify what exactly a recipe workout is, as well as how and why I came up with this idea.
I had been thinking about what I could add to the existing fitness industry that was completely new and unique. Something that was easily understandable, effective as a workout and fun! I brainstormed so many ideas until I landed on workout visualization. I had used visualization for many years now throughout my personal workouts as well as in my fitness classes. Exercises such as a squat were perfect for this because relating a common action to an exercise would help both myself and participants to understand and excel in an exercise. As an example, for a squat I would say to “visualize as though you are sitting in a chair – butt low parallel to the floor and knees not going over your big toes”. I noticed such an enormous difference when pairing these common action with exercises in my classes that I started to relate them to as many exercises as I could to help participants. With this visualization technique the class participants confidence and form improved! They were now more comfortable with the exercise since they had something familiar to relate it to.
This positive response got me thinking…how could I create an entire workout with common actions related to exercises that would be both fun and effective? How could I tie all of these actions together into some sort of story that all people are familiar with?
This is when it hit me, I could relate a workout with a recipe!
Starting off with the most common of recipes (aka. chocolate chip cookies), relating each of the recipe actions to exercises. Such as reaching above your head to grab a handful of flour, then squatting down low to place that flour into a bowl. The whole workout would be synced to actions of making a recipe, therefore allowing those following along to easily gage where they are in the workout, based on the recipe timeline. Such as for the cookies, if you have already added all of the dry ingredients and half of the wet ingredients into the imaginary bowl, you can tell (along with my audio) that you are almost finished the workout. This workout style would also help those who dread rep numbers, where instead of approaching it like “12 more squats to go” we would say “you have almost added enough sugar, we want these to be nice and sweet don’t we!?” so channeling your energy into accomplishing something with the exercise. Therefore also helping you feel accomplished at the end of the workout, that you were able to complete the whole recipe.
If this still doesn’t make too much sense, I would recommend that you give this workout a try and see for yourself how you like it! If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback I would love to hear from you!
I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this chocolate chip recipe workout! The next one will be out on Monday, so stay tuned!
What are your thoughts on this new workout style?
Who would you recommend the recipe workout to?
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