Since we’re coming into Fall which is generally a busy time of year and I have to play games to make exercise an enjoyable option I thought hey, why not list best exercise ideas that my bookworm movie and bed loving self uses.
Work them into your reading:
10 Burpees Every Time You Finish a Chapter
Or if you know the author you could make it super detailed like:
25 jumping jacks every time you read the words “mating bond” in a Sarah J. Maas fairy book.
Once around the block every time Harry & Friends break the rules!
Posture & Core
Try the old walking with books balanced on your head. Posture and core is very important for pretty much any form of exercise.
Tone it Up Movie Night
This is one of my favorite workouts on Youtube from the ladies of Tone it Up also my longest running go to. It’s only slightly over ten minutes, low impact and you don’t even have to leave the bed.
Character Based Play List Dance Party
I used to love doing this! I had playlists for all the characters from Game of Thrones & I kind of want to get back into it. The dancing was not good but hey it’s fun to make and gets you moving.
And no one can ever convince me that Sansa and Dany wouldn’t be Taylor fans. (At least the book versions.)
If Possible Take a Class based on Your Favorite Character
Want to learn to kick ass like Hope? Well, you got to train like her.
I have to be a little careful with this since so many of my favorite characters are powerful with the magic, rich enough to get themselves out of trouble or not exactly law-abiding in any case.
But even if you want to try something Harley related try gymnastics!
I originally got into horseback riding after watching Arwen ride in The Lord of the Rings.
Learn to sail like Lila Bard.
Grab a friend and pretend your Cersei Lannister and Catelyn Stark going to Yoga class together. *Whoever’s playing Cersei maybe don’t do it drunk.
Speaking of Yoga…
Couch Potato Yoga with Adrienne
The name literally says it all. Couch Potato Yoga It’s under ten minutes and yoga is so important and beneficial for other reasons.
28 thoughts on “Exercise Ideas for Bookworms”
Ahahaha SJM for sure would give me a six pack
Ha this is fun! I just watched that Arwen riding scene the other day ( I was looking for GIF’s and videos for a post) and I forgot how awesome it was. 🙂
Favorite part of that movie 🙂
Hahaha, I love this post! And wow, I would be so in shape from he SJM workout 😂
Maas books are great for this or drinking games!
Great ideas – lol! The Couch Potato Yoga is right up my alley! =D
I do prefer the stuff where I don’t actually have to get up 🙂
Omg this post wins at life. 😂 I would love to learn gymnastics like Harley, but I think I’m too old to gain any more flexibility LOL.
Hahahaha.. This is fun! Great ideas! 😉
I love this idea!! I have seen the idea of doing book based work outs (like when HP and gang break the rules) but based on TV shows. I have never seen it for books! Tho I get so engrossed in reading I would prolly forget to do the work out!!!
In the past I have picked a book I really wanted to read and designated it as a “gym only” book, meaning I could only listen to it while working out. And since I was super into it I was motivated to go work out so I could listen to it!
I do my best walking when listening to a good audible book but its so bloody hot right now (and the last couple of months) I’ve barely been doing that 🙂 I should just join a gym!
Wow! Such a fun post.:D
I will give them a try and hope to succeed 😉
This is a super fun post! 😀 I would be in shape if I start jumping jack every time I read the word “mate” in an SJM book! 😀
Ah damn, this is good! Defo need more burpees in my life!
I usually do banded exercises while i read. LOL. It’s easier with kindle cuz it’s light and i can hold it with one hand, so won’t fall on my face. Usually do glute bridges, leg extensions and such while reading… 😀 😀
Such a good idea! I am a proper couch potato especially in the winter. Exercises on the couch is ideal! 🤗💁♀️
I love this. And I am with you! I need game based things to want to exercise. If it weren’t for just dance I’m not sure I’d get any exercise. I love that this is book based. And this is such a unique post!!!
Yes! yoga looks promising! 😊
Omg LOOOOOOOOOL 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Awesome post. 👏
“And no one can ever convince me that Sansa and Dany wouldn’t be Taylor fans.” Too true and there ain’t nothing wrong with listening to a bit of Taylor Swift. 😀 Arya would definitely listen to hard metal.
This is so much fun!!
This is such a brilliant idea. My sister who is a bit of a fitness buff has been trying to get me into working out but I’ve been telling her I’d rather read but THIS might get me into exercising. Couch Potato Yoga definitely looks doable to me! 🙂
Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads
Couch potato yoga is great! I love stuff where I don’t actually have to get on the floor!
This is suuuuuch a great idea! I’m quite innovative so I can’t believe that this idea never crossed my mind. From now on, I’ll do a little exercise for every 20 minutes I spend reading. It’s a great way to give your eyes a break too
Yes! I didn’t even think of that. Exercising your body and helping your eye sight 🙂