I’m loving how everything in January is about fitness and health, it’s never too late to change your life! Birchbox are getting in on it too, teaming up with Women’s Health for this month’s beauty box delivery. To celebrate this union they hosted a fun workout with Lee at The Workshop Gym, tucked inside the delightful Bulgari Hotel.
Our workout was mat based, using just our body weight and the resistance bands that were in our boxes. We started by mobilising our bodies and stretching our hamstrings (my leg is very far from straight in the photo above!).
Stretching the resistance bands around our legs, just above our knees, we completed various exercises including squats, side planks leg lifts, glute bridge,s clamshells, and lateral band walks. We then put the bands around our wrists and planked. My muscles were burning throughout the workout, particularly my glutes!
We worked in pairs for our final move; one person lay flat down in a glute bridge, the other person balanced on their partners knees and performed tricep dips!
This class reminded me what a great workout you can get with very little space and equipment- NO EXCUSES!! I love this list of 33 Resistance Band Exercises from Greatist.
Birchbox, if you haven’t heard of them, are a monthly beauty box that gets delivered to your house and contains 5 sample size luxury goodies from both classic beauty brands as well as introducing new companies. You get the chance to try new products without committing to buying a full size (unless you love it!) When I got home I couldn’t wait to take a look at my box, and was thrilled to see a gorgeous Stila lipgloss, a workout challenge booklets (perfect to stash in the gym bag) plus some mini cooling lotion, Philip Kingsley conditioner, REN facewash and some Healgel rescue formula.
Find out more about Birchbox on their website.
I LOVE Birchbox and used to have a monthly subscription back in the US! I want it to come to Switzerland. Yes – I swear by resistance bands for travel workouts!
Those resistance bands are TORTURE! Bravo for braving through a workout full of them. Looked like a great time!