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I had come across this workout from Fitness Magazine on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago. It looked quite fun so I went ahead and saved it on my Fitness board with the intention of trying it out in time for Halloween.

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I went ahead and invited some friends to join me and Z for a pumpkin workout this past Thursday. With the warm weather forecast for the week I set the meeting place as Patterson Park. That way we could frolic with our pumpkins amidst the fall foliage.

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Choosing the right sized pumpkin is key. Knowing that I would have to be lifting and moving it I went with one that was medium sized and luckily everyone else did too.

348My friend Amy is a pro at making up her own circuit workouts for the gym so she provided us with a fun and spooky full body workout.

We started with some stretching to get us nice and warmed up (since the weather took a chilly turn).

That was followed by a one minute warm-up of pumpkin slaloms—which involved running and weaving in-between the pumpkins set apart at even distances.

We then began the workout that started with arms and abs and then ended with lower body moves.

We did 3 sets of 12 for each move which included…

pumpkin twists

lunges

…just to name a few.

It was a lot of fun to get out and try something different and finally getting to workout with Amy, something we’ve been trying to coordinate for awhile now.

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This inspired me to do a themed workout for each holiday over the course of the next year. Thanksgiving? Christmas? Washington’s Birthday? I’m sure with a little creativity we could come up with some fun things. It’s decided—an early New Year’s Resolution!

In case you want to try it at home:

amy's workout collage 1

Now that we’ve carved our body it’s the pumpkin’s turn. ! Happy (almost) Halloween!

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