Popsicle Stick Workout

I like to be surprised – a card in the mail, a compliment from a stranger or an unexpected call from a friend.  (Let’s be honest – getting a surprise check or gift in the mail is the BEST.) I especially love it when my husband surprises me by doing the dishes or folding the laundry!

I also like to be surprised during a workout. When I create my workouts, I always know what’s coming next. Sometimes I take a class or go for a group workout that someone else is leading to give me that “surprise” workout. If time is short and I don’t have time to find a class to attend, this popsicle stick workout is a great “at home” surprise workout.

Grab some popsicle sticks from the dollar store and create your workout. I like to put both cardio and strength moves on my popsicle sticks. I’m including both low-impact and high-impact popsicle stick suggestions below. Set your timer for the amount of time you want to exercise and get started. If you go through all of the sticks, start again. 

There are endless possibilities for this workout, so have fun with it. If you have equipment that you want to use, include those workout  moves on the sticks. If you are traveling, take your popsicle sticks with you. They don't take up any space and are a quick way to squeeze in a workout. 

Low-Impact Popsicle Ideas:

20 Big Arm Circles

45-Second Foot Fire – feet step out and then in (also known as a ladder move)

30-Second Superman exercises and hold Superman movement for 10 seconds.

30 Single-Leg Hamstring Bridges (15/side)

15 Knee Strikes

20 Push-ups

30 Speed Skaters

15 Bird Dogs

15 Bicep Curls

30 Marches or High Knees in place

10 Single-leg Rows

20 Cross Punches

45-Second Plank

40-Second Wall-sit

15 Tricep Dips

High-Impact Popsicle Stick Ideas:

50 Jumping Jacks

50 Walking Lunges

50 Squats

30 Mountain Climbers

15 Superman Push-ups

15 Burpees

10 Surrenders (per leg)

1-Minute Jump Rope

15 Walkouts

15 Star Jumps

20 Lateral Lunges (per leg)

30 Plank Jacks

10 Frog Hops

30 Squat Jumps

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