Holiday At-Home Stepladder Workout

Even though the holidays are here, you can still sleigh 😉 your workouts and reach all your transformation goals. When you add your normal daily life to your now seasonal Mrs. Claus duties, it can feel overwhelming to find time to workout. Add those tasty holiday temptations and occasional #treatyourself moments (hey, everything in moderation, right?!), it’s easy to feel yourself getting derailed. But you don’t have to wait until January to restart. If you can find a couple of minutes per day, you can sneak in this holiday workout.

Outfit Details:

Reebok Sole Fury Sneakers, Reebok Logo Leggings, Reebok Pure Move Sports Bra, Resistance Band (this is a great set too, and it’s under $10), Reebok LL Windbreaker (new version here), and Reebok Classic Sneakers

Burn off those holiday calories with this Stepladder workout. Bonus: If you’re anything like me, you’re probably in and out of hotels, airplanes, and cars during the holiday season. This workout = no equipment needed. You can do it anywhere! We’re starting the stepladder with a lower body burner, moving to upper body and core for a full body workout sure to get you fit in no time flat!

Holiday At-Home Stepladder Workout

Here’s how: Complete each exercise for the assigned number of reps. After you’ve run through each exercise, increase the assigned number of reps until you work your way up to 10 like this…

  • Start with 2 reps for each movement
  • Then increase it to 4 reps
  • Next, do 6 reps, etc., until you reach 10 reps for each exercise.

Push yourself and complete them as fast as you can!

Pop Squats

Step 1: Stand with your feet together, arms at your sides, with the band just above your knees.

Step 2: Jump your feet apart (toes forward) and land in a deep squat. Spring up as high as you can into the air, then land with your feet together, knees slightly bent. Repeat right away.

Bonus: Add a resistance band to get that extra burn. Not sure about resistance bands Click here to read about why you should add one to your workout routine.

Hand to Elbow Planks

Step 1: Start in a plank position with your elbows aligned directly underneath your shoulders, your legs fully extended, and your toes on the ground. Be sure to draw your belly button towards your spine throughout the movement.

Step 2: One arm at a time, push yourself into a push up position with your arms fully extended beneath you. Then lower yourself, one arm at a time, back down to the plank starting position.

Russian Twists

Step 1: Begin seated on the ground, balancing with your knees bent and your feet just a few inches to a foot off the ground.

Step 2: Rotate your torso as far as you can to one side, then over to the other side.

Bonus Move: Dive Bombers

Step 1: Begin in a plank position, ensuring tight and drawn in core.

Step 2: Pike body and lift hips into the air, dropping head down through shoulders.

Step 3: Bending your arms, slowly dive down toward the floor, swooping body down close to the ground, to upward dog position.

Step 4: Return to piked position and repeat.

While I love the holiday season and all the cheer, the gatherings, parties, and travel can make it feel chaotic (and maybe it is a little chaotic!). But with this workout, you’re sure to get your mind right, workout on, and be the best Mrs. Claus there ever was. Happy holidays!


Related reading:

No Gym, No Problem: Workouts on the Go
Hotel Room Workout | My 5 Go-To Bodyweight Moves You Can Do Anywhere!
5 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
My 10-Minute Anywhere Workout || Bodyweight Moves for Beginners and Advanced
A Lotta Tabata || 4-Minute Total Body Toning Workouts

191 Responses

  1. I would gift this to my beautiful daughter Alexis (Lex)!! She is on a journey to be fit and stay fit. She l is such a beautiful soul!! I am also jumping in on this as I have just joined the transform app and am so excited!!

  2. I’d love to gift this set to my friend Megan. She enjoys the gym way more than I do and is an amazing person in general.

  3. My sister Ashely and her hubby Tyler offically adopted 3 kids last year. Imagine going from zero kids to three ages 5, 2 and 10 months. They’re doing such a good job, but she deserves something for herself as she devotes all her time to raising three littles.

  4. I plan to stay on track this season by scheduling my workouts ahead of time and with nutrition always planning the preparation ahead of busy days so I don?t slip up. ?

  5. I would gift it to my daughter Emerald Wangen.
    I plan on staying on track by wanting to be a fit Grandma in June!!!!

  6. I would love this for myself! Im starting my weight loss journey and need some extra motivation, I’ve been following you and chris for years, hoping that something would spark in me to loose these EXTRA pounds.

  7. I would gift this to one of my best friends Alex. She has recently joined me in my weightloss journey and in 4 weeks has already lost over a stone! ??

  8. I would def gift this to my daughter. She is away and just graduated college. Moved to a new state and is alone so she works out to keep herself busy after work.

  9. I would love this gifted to myself! Having 4 kids and being a stay at home mom, I am still wearing the same work out clothes from 2012. I have thirty more pounds to lose, and I would love to lose them in style!


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