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The Awards Show Workout Game: Sweat with the Stars!

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By: , – With Megan Patrick, Staff Writer
1/24/2014 5:00 AM   :  15 comments   :  12,653 Views

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It seems like almost every time you turn on the TV there is another award show coming. In January alone, there are the Golden Globes, People's Choice, Critic's Choice, Grammy's (this weekend!) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Later in winter, the always-hilarious Golden Raspberry (Razzes) Awards take place around the same time as the more serious Academy Awards. And throughout the year, there's a host of music related award shows (like the Country Music Awards) and even MTV has their own Video Music Awards and Movie Awards shows. I'm sure I haven't even listed them all...
 
If you love fashion, celebrity news, or simply think of yourself as a music or movie buff, you'll probably catch at least one of these shows. The performances are entertaining, the jokes and hosts often funny, and the fashion is usually worth seeing.
 
Many people have dress-up parties or get-togethers to watch these shows with friends, often with lots of drinks and appetizers. But you can enjoy the show—and work toward your healthy goals, too—by incorporating SparkPeople's "Award Show Workout Game" at home or with your friends. This workout plan works with any televised award show! It allows you to watch and enjoy the show while also fitting in a serious workout!
 
The game is simple. Like drinking games you might be familiar with, every time the action on the left happens, perform the exercise listed on the right. You can modify the exercises to your level as much as necessary, or even add some of your own ideas. As a bonus, do your own little cardio/dance (even something as simple as marching in place) throughout every musical number on stage to really pump up the intensity.

This workout is guaranteed to make watching more fun—and sweaty!

Keep this screen open during the show or print it (click the "Print" icon in the vertical toolbar to the left of the screen.)
 
What's your favorite award show to watch? Will you incorporate the Awards Show Workout Game into your next award show viewing?


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Comments

  • 15
    There is no way you could do all of this because you will see most of these multiple times. You wouldn't stop moving the entire 3 hours and 45 minutes of show. - 3/2/2014   3:47:29 PM
  • 14
    I'm not watching. They're not fair to the visual effects people. Try making a movie without VFX! - 3/2/2014   9:13:37 AM
  • 13
    Game on!! Though I usually go to bed before it's over. Let's see. If the activity helps me stay up!! - 3/2/2014   7:22:46 AM
  • CHERRYZMB60
    12
    i will use it tomorrow night watching the Oscars since i will be at work on the switchboard - 3/1/2014   11:18:45 PM
  • 11
    Great! I posted it on our team as a challenge.

    Thanks Coach Nicole! - 3/1/2014   10:50:51 PM
  • 10
    Sounds like great fun no matter how you revamp the activities to suit you, JUST DO IT !!! - 1/24/2014   11:42:09 PM
  • 9
    great idea but most award shows are on at night and who can sleep after all that exercise but I usually tape them . So I can have a Saturday afternoon of fun .Thanks for the motivation and thinking of ideas to keep us moving . - 1/24/2014   3:25:27 PM
  • 8
    I LOVE THIS! It's like a drinking game, but good for you! I will say though that some of these would require prior research as quite a few of these I either have no clue what they are or don't know how to do them. Also presenter difficulty with the envelope is on here twice with different exercises. - 1/24/2014   12:26:27 PM
  • RACEWELLWON
    7
    I do this everyday and do not waist my time watching others win awards - I choose to spend my time with family or healthy activities - those people make enough money and receive way to much attention - just one chicks thought ! - 1/24/2014   12:22:38 PM
  • BOXERSOUL
    6
    I don't have a "print" option. :( - 1/24/2014   11:30:27 AM
  • 5
    This is AWESOME! I will be recording the grammys to watch when DH is not home and this is PERFECT!

    Thank you! - 1/24/2014   8:49:29 AM
  • GENERIC-FIT
    4
    By the time it would take me to complete 1 burpee they'd be on to the next award and/or commercial. How would I do 20?! - 1/24/2014   5:04:40 AM
  • 3
    LOL that sounds pretty insane .. LOVE IT !! - 1/24/2014   3:29:42 AM
  • AU2014
    2
    I would do this but I only know what jumping jacks and pushups are... - 1/24/2014   12:57:32 AM
  • 1
    OMG! What are those things??? Burpees? Seeds? Mountain climbers? Wish I were 50 years younger...I could do some of thoae things! - 1/24/2014   12:22:18 AM

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