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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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