Gym Free Summer Vacation Workout

June 30, 2011 · 13 comments

Last night, I had the chance of lifetime of meeting Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler!  Occasionally, I report for a nightlife TV show here in Boston but rarely do I get the gigs with the famous people.  I was very nervous to interview him but thankfully unfortunately there were so many reporters I was only able to ask him 1 question and that was “Could you please say, ‘Hi I’m Stephen Tyler and I love that Dirty Water TV?'”  He looked dead straight in my eyes so intensely I felt slightly awkward and gave the show our shout out.

I saw Mila Kunis at the gym again yesterday as well so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised I no longer get star struck.

A few days ago on YouTube I posted a new gym free summer vacation workout video.  If you haven’t seen it, then you probably are not a subscriber so go make sure you subscribe!  Anyway, here are the details.  It’s a beginner-intermediate workout based on a little Pilates and gold standard strength training moves.  You do not need any equipment, but you do need willpower on vacation to make it happen.


Here is the routine:

  • 1 crunch
  • 1 single leg bridge on the left followed by 1 on the right
  • 2 crunches
  • 2 single leg bridges on the left side, followed by 2 on the right
  • 3 crunches
  • 3 single leg bridges on the left side, followed by 2 on the right
  • Repeat until you hit 10 crunches and 10 hip lifts

Come down on to your side, knees at a 90 degree angle so that your knees are in line with hips, feet flexed.

  • 20 clams (open and close)
  • 10 leg circles to the front
  • 10 leg circles to the back
  • Repeat 2 more times
  • 10 V-Twist side crunches
  • Switch sides and repeat on alternate side

Finish with 3 sets of 12 pushups!  Rest for 45 seconds in between sets.  Here is a link to the Summer Vacation Workout video as well if you prefer to watch it on YouTube.

Questions: Who is the biggest celeb you have encountered?  Do you workout while on vacation?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly @ RUST BELT RUNNER June 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Hands down… Jake Gyllenhaal! Got photo taken with him during sophomore year of college. It’s still a great celeb story!!

I also met “Uncle Rico” from Napoleon Dynamite and got a photo with him too. :)

P.S. I really like the new font on your blog! In the process of making the WP switch myself right now.

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2 Sarah June 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

lol! Uncle Rico?! That’s pretty funny but Jake is an amazing one! I’ve seen a lot but only spoken to a few. And thanks! The switch is not that hard as long as you don’t mind getting comments from people saying, “None of your links work” lol…

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3 melanie June 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

great workout! some new moves that i haven’t seen or tried before (i.e. the clam).

my biggest celebrity story is having orlando bloom nearly cut me in line for the bathroom at a party (although, he was quite gentlemanly and backed off when he saw me there and said, ‘oh, were you waiting?’ *swoon*). actually, that entire party was full of crazy celebrities (randomly got to join some friends when i was visiting LA), so it was sort of surreal for little ol’ me. but it was fun!

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4 Sarah June 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm

The clam is harder if you have a band to wrap around right under your knees. Add lots of reps if you haven’t done it before to feel the burn :) Also, that is quite the experience! To be at a party is much different than working the press line!

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5 Brittany July 1, 2011 at 3:26 am

I’m headed to the beach right now. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to try your workout.

I’ve met several band members of bands but the only real celeb was Rachel Bilson when I was in LA last year. I didn’t talk to her though. :/

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6 Lisa July 1, 2011 at 6:49 am

I love the workout clothes you’re wearing in the video! Where did you get them from?

I’ve met a lot of Austrian and German celebrities, but not any worth mentioning.

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7 Sarah July 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

The top is lululemon and the pants are by Nike!

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8 Katie July 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm

This might be a silly question, but in the video you say to repeat three times…. is that repeat three sets of 12 push ups? Or repeat three sets of the entire routine?

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9 Tiffany July 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I’m on vacation now and remembered you did a video on it. I just finished it! The pushups were the worst and I hate when my thighs burn! Thanks for a good workout :)

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10 arun February 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

i found your sit today . i saw some of the video . its really nice . i am going to watch regularly

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11 Sarah February 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Great! Welcome :)

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12 arun February 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

new move’s – great

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13 Sage May 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Why does my lower back hurt when I do sit ups? I think I’m doing them right.

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