Beat Blue Monday

 

Strength in Conditioning for Monday, January 20, 2014

Today is both Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day, and according to some scientists’ calculations, a little phenomenon known as Blue Monday. Based on weather predictions, average motivation and debt levels after the holidays, and a few other variables, there comes a time every late January that is thought to be the most depressed day of the year. To help counteract the negative effects of this day, and to honor Dr. King and his historical work towards equality, SICFIT Scottsdale is offering a day full of free classes! In addition, check out the tips below to make the most out of your Blue Monday! Classes are at 8am, 12pm, Teens at 3:45 and 5pm, only.

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Four Tips to Beat Blue Monday with SICFIT Scottsdale
  1. Get up half hour earlier – (you’ll immediately feel more productive)
  2. Get out of the house (even for 15 minutes) and walk, jog, bike, etc. (seeing the sun revitalizes your soul)
  3. Eat a light, healthy breakfast with plenty of protein (skipping the carbs helps you avoid feeling sluggish mid-morning.)
  4. Do or say something nice to someone ASAP! (The good Mojo will carry with you throughout the day.)
Now you are ready to tackle the most depressing day of the year.
Afterwards, burn off the day’s stress in a supportive, team environment with a free Blue Monday workout at SICFIT Scottsdale.
WARMUP
Air squat + push up + burpee + dynamic movement
CONDITIONING A
5 Rounds
5-8 Bench press
5-8 Single arm dumbbell or kettle bell row
5-8 Dumbell hang squat clean
5 Burpees
10 Strict sit ups
20 Flutter kicks each leg
3 Minute walking rest 3
CONDITIONING B
1k row sprint
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Photo by: D. Sharon Pruitt
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