Why Will Ferrell is the Perfect Workout Buddy

Why Will Ferrell is the Perfect Workout Buddy

Elf Yourself With This Full-Body Christmas Movie Workout!

Christmas festivities are in full swing, which probably means you’ve skipped a few workouts. Between last minute shopping, visiting family and catching up with friends, it can be hard to make time! Thankfully, there is still a way to squeeze in some exercise and continue all your Christmas-ing. All you need is the movie “Elf,” plus some open space to move around, and you are good to go. I hope you are ready for the most festive full-body workout you’ll do all Christmas!

When you hear “Buddy” or “elf” … Do 5 squats.


When anyone mentions “the North Pole” … Do 10 forward lunges on each leg.


When Buddy sings or eats sweets… Do 20 calf raises.


When someone mentions the “naughty or nice list” … Do 10 Russian twists.


When Buddy confronts the fake Santa… Plank for 20-30 seconds or for however long you can.


When anyone says “Santa” or “Santa’s workshop” … Do 5 burpees.


When you hear “Christmas cheer” … Do 10 mountain climbers.


When someone mentions “Santa’s sleigh” or “reindeer” … Do 5 sit-ups.


When Buddy says “cotton-headed ninny muggins” … Do 10 push-ups.

This workout is a win-win. You can finally break a sweat and still enjoy your Christmas movie marathon!

Don't forget that the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Dec. 27-30 and is closed on Dec. 31 for New Year's. 

Also, catch “Elf” on Freeform tonight, Dec. 21 at 8:55 p.m.; tomorrow at 6:45 p.m.; Saturday at 7:40 p.m.; and on Christmas at 5:40 p.m.! Merry Christmas and as always,

Be well, Auburn.

Photography: Megan H.

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Working for BeWell is a perfect fit for Hannah as she is able to combine two of her favorite things—people and writing—and call it work! Hannah enjoys listening to Coldplay, thrift shopping, laughing, and sneaking free chocolate at marketing events! Her favorite ways to work off the stolen treats are running on the track and all things cardio at The Rec.

A definite night owl (and by no means a morning person unless coffee is involved), you will rarely find Hannah at Campus Recreation before noon. Hannah plans to pursue a career in magazine journalism. Look for her some day at Vogue, Glamour, or Cosmopolitan.