Snow Day Workout/Day 26 of the 12 Days Fitness Challenge

Young sportsman doing push-ups on snow

Housebound Workout: Push-up and Step Challenge 

Oh the weather outside is frightful – and the parking lot isn’t plowed, so classes are cancelled today. That’s still no excuse not to workout. Here’s a housebound workout for you to do instead.


10 Walk outs

20/20 In-place high knee jogs

Repeat two more times


Part 1 – Pick a challenging plank push-up variation (NO KNEES!) – incline (hands elevated on window sill, counter, chairs, step), floor, decline, close grip – and do as many PERFECT push-ups as you can. You may rest in plank position if necessary, but once you can no longer push yourself up, the challenge is over. Post your push-up variation and number to comments.

Part 2 – Do 10 rounds of 30 seconds on/30 seconds of stair climb. Run up every other step and run down EVERY step for 30 seconds. Recover for 30 seconds and repeat 9 more times.


  1. Beth on January 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Only 30 floor push ups. But that was after 30+min of shoveling.

  2. michelle on January 3, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    It’s all good. Plus your shoulders are probably tired since you spent so much time working on your snatch last night. 😉