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DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp

Finding time to squeeze in a workout is no easy feat – especially if you’re entertaining. Be the hostess with the mostess and get in a good workout before and during your meal prep – ha! How’s that for multi-tasking?

Use your favorite ingredients and get a great workout!

I had originally shared this concept with Parade Magazine for a DIY Holiday Bootcamp article. But this idea does not need to be seasonally discriminative. The idea of using regular ingredients you have on hand for meals as tools to pump your muscles is genius any time of year! You should have these staples laying around the kitchen, especially if you’re getting ready to host a dinner party. This workout was inspired by one of my players in a weight loss challenge and by my original DIY Bootcamp post.

Why this DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp Works

It’s a fusion workout of sorts. By taking the best body weight exercises and enhancing them just a bit with a little “weight” from your party favorites you will challenge each of your major muscles. Combine that with intense cardiovascular moves and you get the best results in the least amount of time. Try one-minute at a time! The key is to rotate between high-impact cardio bursts to burn calories and blast fat and “weighted” exercises that will tone and reshape your body.

What Does the DIY Dinner Part Bootcamp Workout Look Like?

It’s broken into five sections, each with a different goal. Of course the intensity is up to you, but you can expect to challenge your cardiovascular system and get in a full body workout in about 45 minutes.

Note: Use your dinner party goods this way:

  • Potato Sack: Hold as if a kettle bell
  • Canned Goods: Use as small hand weights
  • Wine Bottles: Use as medium hand weights

Section 1: Warm-Up (5 min)
1 minute each move:

  • Jog/March in Place
  • High Knees
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Figure 4 Stretch (30 seconds each side)

DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp Warm Up

Section 2: Lower Body (10 Min)
One Minute intervals, repeat two times, rest one minute in between sessions

  1. Potato Sack Squats
  2. Cardio: Jog/March in Place/High Knees
  3. Canned Plié Squats
  4. Cardio: Jog/March in Place/High Knees
  5. Wine Bottle Deadlifts 

DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp lower body Section 3: Upper Body (10 Min)

One Minute intervals, repeat two times, rest one minute in between sessions

  • Potato Sack Triceps Extensions 
  • Cardio: Jumping Jacks
  • Canned Forward Shoulder Raise
  • Cardio: Jumping Jacks
  • Wine Bottle Bicep Hammer Curls

DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp Upper body

Section 4: Core (10 Min)
One Minute intervals, repeat two times, rest one minute in between sessions

  • Potato Sack Twists
  • Cardio: Mountain Climbers
  • Canned Crunches
  • Cardio: Mountain Climbers
  • Wine Bottle Windmills 

DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp core

Section 5:  Cool Down (5 min)
30 seconds each move:

  • Cat Cow
  • Chest Stretch
  • Triceps Stretch (30 seconds each side)
  • Quad Stretch (30 seconds each side)
  • Hamstring Stretches (30 seconds each side)

DIY Dinner Party Bootcamp cool down

Got it? Now all you need to do is hit the grocery store, print your workout, grab a water bottle, towel/yoga mat and maybe a friend and you are good to go! It’s time to enjoy your party favorites with a great workout before our great party! 

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