Sometimes slaving away at the gym gets old, you don’t have time or you just want to learn some new moves. That is where Fit Decks come into play. They are exercise playing cards that are SO much fun! I brought the office edition to work and we were stretching and getting a workout in all while in the office. We were having a ball doing it too. I also got the Body Weight deck and that one is MY FAVORITE. It is awesome. I love doing bodyweight type exercises because you can do them anywhere and without equipment. I have to tell you I learned some new moves from this deck that I have already started incorporating into my routine.
The objective of the deck is great and there are so many variations of playing:
• Basic draw - simply select the number of cards you would like to play and perform a new card every 60 seconds (60 seconds includes rest).
• One color workout - focus your workout on a specific color (upper, middle, lower, or full)
• Double or nothing - guess the color of the next card - if correct, skip a card - if wrong, do it 2x.
• 10-in-Row - Perform 10 repetitions of each exercise no matter what the exercise is. For a better cardio workout, don’t give yourself any rest in between.
• The Cycle - perform 1st card at the beginner level, 2nd card at intermediate level, 3rd card at advanced level (then repeat the cycle)
• 1-minute straight - Perform the selected card for 1 minute straight, then immediately go to the next card, with no break. For example, if you picked Squats, you would perform squats for 60 seconds straight, no matter how many repetitions you complete. Disregard the fitness levels (beg, int, adv) during this game.
• The Pyramid - draw 1 card on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 3 on Wednesday, 4 on Thursday, 3 on Friday, 2 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday. After a few weeks, increase to 3, 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3.
• The Diamond - draw 4 cards on Monday, 3 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, 1 on Thursday, 2 on Friday, 3 on Saturday, 4 on Sunday. After a few weeks, increase to 5, 4, 3, 2, 3, 4, 5.
• Intervals - take FitDeck along with you on your next power walk, jog, or hike. Every 5-10 minutes, stop your activity, draw a card, perform the exercise, and then return to your power walk, jog, or hike.
They have a multitude of deck to choose from too, see below:
Click the link below that best describes your situation to find suggestions for workouts and games appropriate for you:
• Expecting Mom
• New Mom
• Fitness Fanatic
• 5,10,15-minute routines
• Maintenance Plan
• Stuck at my desk
• Easily bored
• Navy SEAL candidate