Fly Girl Weekly Challenge 3: Jumping Jacks

By April 7th, 2020Fly Girl Fit Challenge, Health

Welcome to Week 3 of the Fly Girl Weekly Challenge! Since we’re spending more time indoors, we’re focusing on movement mastery and healthy choices  –so we’d love for you to join us!

To get involved, simply do the exercise, take a photo, share it on social media, tag us and use the hashtag #flygirlweeklychallenge. Hopefully you can do the moves daily and inspire others – and we’ll be cheering you along the way.

Now, keep scrolling for more deets!


Week 3: 20 jumping jacks a day

We’ve been knocking them out since school, so we should all be familiar with this fun form of plyometric exercise which works the glutes, quads, hip flexors, lungs and the heart.

They’re also great for building endurance, speed and explosive power – so if you can’t hit the treadmill or the spin bike, jumping jacks are a decent alternative.  Here’s how to knock out a quality set:

  • Start by standing straight with your arms at your sides
  • Jump up with your knees slightly bent, and open your legs shoulder-width apart while raising your arms up above your head
  • As you jump up again, lower your arms and bring your feet together.
  • Repeat!

If you’re new to fitness, do them in 4 sets of five jumps or 2 sets of 10.

Need a visual? Peep all this loveliness from Pretty Girls Sweat:

If you have knee issues, try the modified side step jacks:

  • Start by standing straight with your arms at your sides
  • Step one foot out to the side, while raising your arms up above your head
  • Bring your legs together and lower your arms
  • Repeat, stepping the other foot out to the side

Missed Week 1 and 2? Check it out here and here.

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