Huzzah! We’ve got a lovely long weekend lying before us - oh the possibilities! Easter eggs, hot cross buns, pub o’clock, movies, Sunday lunch… uh oh. Before you know it, the four days are nearly done and you’ve hardly walked 5,000 steps (including that hectic Easter egg hunt) and feeling sluggish as hell. Let’s avoid that, yes?
We can easily get carried away with the free time, but if you love to be active then you know that tearing yourself away from the festivities for 30 - 60 minutes of exercise will leave you feeling EGG-cellent. So we’ve pulled together 10 ace workouts to try at home this long Easter weekend.
From funky hip-hop HIIT for your Saturday night to calming yoga on your lazy Easter Sunday morning, we’ve got a variety of home workouts to match your vibe, mood and energy levels.
10 Workouts to try at home this long Easter weekend
Easy Easter Friday morning:
Feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this Good Friday? Or a bit bleary from the celebrations last night? Shake off the cobwebs from your week and limber up for the long weekend. Dive into a full body stretch with yogi goddess, Cat Meffan, and iron out any kinks.
Get active with HIIT on Friday afternoon:
Don’t have an Easter egg hunt planned? Get your blood pumping with a HIIT cardio workout and feel energised! Follow this well-instructed workout with Fitness Blender - choose between advanced and low impact modifications, and get a solid 35-minute sweat session.
Spring out of bed and get cracking on this toning and calorie-burning workout that requires no equipment. For 30-minutes, the team at POPSugar Fitness guide you through exercises that are designed to target your whole body. It’s only 30-minutes - smash that workout and then glow on with your day!
Shake yo thang to kick-off your Saturday evening:
Do you really dig good music when working out? Well, we’ve got some corkers for you. Hook up your laptop to loudspeakers and try out this 30-minute cardio dance and yoga hybrid with some friends - those who sweat together, stay together!
Not so keen on dance music? If hip hop is more your thang, then dance your way to fitness with this fun hip hop tabata session. In this session, there are 7 moves and with each move, you repeat it for 4 rounds (20 second on, 10 seconds rest):
Easter Sunday morning flow:
Take it slow and steady on this Sunday morning… but be strong. Slow doesn’t necessarily mean easy, so try Cat Meffan’s Strong & Slow yoga flow. Fire up that core, stretch it all out and connect your body to your breath:
Fancy a Sunday pre-lunch blast?
Got the fam and friends over? Excellent. Time to haul them into a quick 4-minute Tabata workout and get them moving too! This Tabata workout is designed for beginners and it’s ONLY 4-minutes, so how can they say no? [rock music optional]
A Yin Yoga Easter Sunday evening:
We like to keep things chilled on a Sunday with yoga, even if we still have one more day of sweet sweet freedom. Once you’ve digested all the Easter eggs/roast lunch/treats, settle down for an opening Yin Yoga class.
This gentle workout will rejuvenate, restore and relax you deeply - you’ll be guided through various moves and stay in positions for long periods of time. Float away in the zen-ness…
Keep it quiet on Easter Monday morning:
Keen for a workout to kick-start your week, but your partner is still snoozing? Try this 16-minute HIIT workout that is designed to be low impact and make no noise. Get your workout in whilst others laze in a guilty lie-in.
The final countdown: Easter Monday evening:
And now it’s time to prepare for the week ahead - told you that the long weekend can go faster than you can say “Easter bunny”! Try this detox yoga flow with Adriene to prepare your body for the daily grind. Renew your energy, calm your mind and re-center. Namaste.
If you manage to do every single one of these workouts, then you certainly deserve extra Easter eggs (and a medal)! But even if you manage to fit in 2 or 3 of them, you’re still a winner over the long weekend.
Here’s to smashing your long Easter weekend! Oh yes, and have a fabulous Easter, y’all!