Gymnastics fans, rejoice! LIVESTRONG.COM caught up with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East as part of our Everyday Health Heroes workout sponsored by Del Monte.
After discussing her secrets to success with LIVESTRONG.COM VP and GM Jess Barron and an exclusive group of lifestyle influencers, the athlete and host of CNBC’s “Adventure Capitalists” geared up for an outdoor group workout in Malibu, California.
The crew started off with a 10-minute warm-up, then jumped into a 20-minute solo cardio circuit, and 10 minutes of partner work shortly after. Johnson and East paired up for this HIIT workout – and they’re big supporters of working out with a significant other in general.
“I do Barry's Bootcamp, Soul Cycle, a new Crossfit workout that my husband’s obsessed with,” Johnson said during the event. “We go on hikes, we run – I try to do a little bit of everything.”
Prop open a mat, grab your partner, and try out the Olympian-led workout from the comfort of your own home. Here is the entire routine:
Stationary marching dynamic warm up: 10 minutes
Solo workout: 20 minutes (cardio circuits)
Repeat each one 3 times:
-8 jumping jacks
-8 air squats
-8 count squat hold
-8 hop scotch jumps
-8 alternating 2 count pulsing front lunges
-8 alternating curtsy squats
One time through:
-inch worm: walk out with 10 mountain climbers, walk back up
-inch worm: walk out with 8 mountain climbers, walk back up
-inch worm: walk out with 6 mountain climbers, walk back up
-inch worm: walk out with 4 mountain climbers, walk back up
-inch worm: walk out with 2 mountain climbers and a 1 minute plank hold walk up
Partner workout: 10 minutes
One time through:
-20 partner burps
-20 partner squats (forward facing alternating arms)
-20 partner backwards squats
-20 partner planks
-20 partner sit up high fives
Cool down stretch: 5 minutes
Press play below to watch the entire 45 minute workout led by Shawn Johnson and Andrew East.
What Do YOU Think?
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