So I knew I had the Q for Halloween morning for some time and wanted to try something a little different. Inspired, Themed, and Created all around Halloween. I purchased some candy buckets and glow sticks, nasty (more manly) candy, and had an idea for a costume – Vanilla Ice meets Richard Simons meets your 1980’s HS gym teacher..whistle and stop watch and all!
I created the plan and executed!
Arriving early, I had time to set everything up and get the fog machine going. Unfortunately my idea of a grand entrance – running through the fog and jumping right into the workout was foiled by a faulty machine…I had to go on without it. Yogi showed up early so I hid in the bushes behind the school until it was right at 5:30a – then I came prancing out in all my glory, whistles blowing and we got after it.
After the oohs and ahhs about my costume it was time to get to business.
A quick mosey around the parking lot allowed me to explain the format and the significance of the 5 candy-bucket stations: each represented a type of “most googled” Halloween costume. Each station had 5-6 exercises that represented a pain level. Very simple: OYO for 45 seconds with 10-15 seconds to get to the next station.
The Candy Buckets:
- Silly (Less Hard)
- Famous – ish (harder)
- SEXY (more hard)
- Scary (harder even more)
- End Game/family, groups, Teams (Hardest)
One lap around the parking lot stopping at each station to perform that round’s exercise. I planned for 6 laps but we suffered through only 4. Following is a list of the 5 Bucket stations, costume names and corresponding exercise.
Silly (less hard) 45 seconds
- Dumb & Dumber – Bat Wings
- Minons – Tappy Taps
- Ice Ice Baby – SSH
- Nerds – Finkle Kicks
- Crayons – Hairy Rockettes
- Forest Gump – wild oyo run **
Famous – ish (more hard) 45 seconds
- Whippy Kid – Flutter Kicks
- Thembots – Imperial Walkers
- Beetle Juice – Baby Crunches
- Pink – BBS
- Jo Jo Sewall – Do-ah-diddy run (with dance moves) **
SEXY (more hard) 45 seconds
- Wonder Women – Baryshrinkov Squats
- Cow Girl – Monkey Humpers
- Poker’s Red Queen – Star Jack
- Wicked Spell Witch – Rosalita
- Cat Women – Pickle Ponders**
- Naughty Nurse – Dolly **
Scary (harder even more) 45 seconds
- Giggles the Clown – American Hammers
- Zombie Nurse – Box Cutters
- Headless Horseman – Merkins
- Scare Crow – Crab Cakes
- Pin Head – E2K (oblique crunch)**
- Leather Face – Worse Merkins **
End Game: Teams, Groups, Families (Hardest) 120 seconds
- Adams Family – Dan Taylor (1 squat/4 lunges, 2/8,3/12…)
- Star Wars – Route 66 ( 1 burpee next cone 2 burpee, next 3,4,5,…)
- Incredibles – Lindsay fourty (30 dips/10 merkins, 25 dips/15 merkin, 20/20, 15,25…)
- Avengers – Escalator: 10 Carolina dry docks, 15 peter parkers, 20 plank jacks, 25 squats)
** Did not complete **
11 PAX got out of bed on a humid Halloween morning (only one in full costume) and entered the Gloom to better themselves: Siri, Loveseat, Yogi Bear, Blackberry, Dodgeball, Heartbreaker, Fidget Spinner, Can Can, Mall Cop, D2 and Giselle
Prayers minus two PAX as they had to leave for 707 group
I asked the question Would you rather have exercises that range from Easiest to hardest (harder, more hard, most hardest, …) and do each category to completion or 1 of each per round. A response back was “All Exercises should be HARD” I agreed and renamed my “easier” to “Less Hard”. Did I make SSH or Finkle Kicks any harder by this label or just set a base line for the context that all F3 exercises are just simply… HARD.