Move It Monday: Animal Style

by tinareale on November 5, 2012

Hey again! Since I didn’t want to bog you down with a super long post this morning, I decided to move Move It Monday to this afternoon instead. I hope you don’t mind. Although, I don’t think you will since I have a fun one planned for you today.

In keeping with the “wild” theme of this morning’s post, I have a little animal themed workout for you today! For Tuesday Trainer awhile ago, Lindsay did an animal themed workout and I loved it. After spending the weekend at the zoo, I kept going back to the animal theme myself and this is what I came up with: a full body workout flowing through 2 groups of exercises. Each group includes a move for the lower body, the upper body, and two more full body core centered exercises. It’s a good one!

wild workout

For this workout, you will go through the 2 groups of exercises separately. You will perform 60 seconds of each exercise before moving immediately to the next exercise in the group. After completing 60 seconds of each exercise for that particular group, rest for 60 seconds before repeating for 3-4 total rounds. After finishing 3-4 total rounds of the first group, do the same layout and repeat for the second group.

To adapt things, complete only 30-40 seconds of each exercise and only do 2 round of each or do the groups on different days as separate workouts. Take rest breaks more frequently during the workout.

Note: For moves like bird dog, scorpion, and dead bug – alternate sides during the 60 seconds. For the donkey kick, perform reps for one leg for 30 seconds and then switch (or do 60 seconds per leg).

And to help with any exercises you’re unsure of, I have some links for you below!

Now, go get wild!!!

Your Turn – What’s an “animal” exercise that you enjoy?


1 Haley @ The Saucy Apple November 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Such a fun workout idea! I love routines that allow you to move across the gym floor and use your body as weight.

2 [email protected] Palate November 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Brilliant! Definitely need to check out the links for the moves!

3 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit November 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Fun workout! Does a “spiderman” count as an animal workout? I LOVE/hate those for abs and obliques! Thanks for sharing the above moves :)

4 tinareale November 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I love spidermans! And if dead bug counts, then I say spidermans count!

5 Brittany @Berries and Barbells November 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I might just be using this workout this week! Thanks. :)

6 tinareale November 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Let me know if you try it and how you like it!

7 purelymichelle November 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

haha love this

8 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama November 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Love this! I think that is why I love yoga so much – most of the poses are named after animals. Bird dog is one of my favorites exercise to do for core strength and stability.

9 Lisa November 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

LOL “animal style” makes me think of In-n-Out burgers. ;)

10 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf November 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Ohh! This workout looks so fun! You already know how I feel about scorpions… ;-)

11 @pluvk November 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

This is too cute! Considering that many of these moves are killer, at least I can pretend to have fun while sweating! :-) I wonder what other fun exercise combos you could come up with?

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