In lieu of a gym, do this

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By Kyle Finneron

The grass is green, the nights are warming up, and if you’re anything like us you’re getting a little cabin fever. While the order has been extended and gyms are not able to open we know that everyone is getting a little stir crazy. Being active is essential for all people and we want to help.

Exercise does not always require a full gym or special equipment. In times like these, you need to be creative and work with what you have.

So, here I will provide free workouts that you can complete at home with nothing more than this newspaper — the Mountain Times.

I’ll will explain the exercises and the prescribed circuits.

If you are lucky enough to have other weights and would like to add these to your workouts, by all means! You’re always free and encouraged to give yourself that extra challenge as you see fit.

If you have any questions in regards to the workouts or need help keeping active, I am here to help. Just email

Now, please be safe and healthy doing these workouts well as otherwise.

Complete each exercise for 60 seconds followed by 30 seconds of rest.

Repeat 5 times.

Page Turner Jacks

• Start with the newspaper closed on the ground in front of you with your feet together.

• Hop your feet out slightly wider than shoulder-width.

• Sit your hips back and reach down to the paper.

• Flip one page over.

• Hop your feet back together and return to the starting position.

Single-Leg V Tuck

• Lie on your back holding your favorite newspaper over your head.

• Bend your right knee and place your foot flat on the ground.

• Extend your left leg and lay it flat on the ground.

• Keeping your right foot on the ground raise your left leg and both of your arms.

• Exhale as you contract your core and touch the newspaper to your leg.

• Return to the starting positions and repeat for the prescribed time (Repeat with opposite leg).

Paper Squeeze Bridge

• Lie flat on the ground with the newspaper placed between your knees.

• Place your arms out to your sides for balance.

• Press your knees together to hold the paper in place while you press your heels into the ground.

• Bridge your hips up until you have created a straight line from your knees to your shoulders.

• Hold to the position for a second before slowly returning to the ground.

• Repeat 5 times with a 30 seconds of rest in between each time.

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