Total BOO-dy Halloween Workout

There’s nothing scary about toned arms, sculpted abs, a round, lifted booty and strong legs. None the less, this Halloween workout is keeping the SPOOKTACULAR momentum on Life in Spandex going!

Total Body Halloween Workout

I get it, the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and lives continue to get busier until the end of the year. I’m over here trying to soak up my favorite month of the year and Target’s already got Christmas merchandise on display! Why?

Like the majority of you, I juggle a lot of responsibilities. When I’m not creating content for Life in Spandex, I’m working full-time in gym management, teaching barre classes at Carmel Barre, and trying to maintain a healthy almost-27 year old’s social life (my birthday is this coming week! ah!). With the holidays quickly approaching, my to-do lists are only getting longer, I’m sure you can relate!

When being an adult becomes harder to manage, your workout is usually the first thing to go. This is scarier for me to hear than the chain saws I was chased by last weekend in a Haunted House – and that memory is still stressing me out! 😉 Taking care of yourself is even more important during times of high stress. But it’s easier said than done when life gets crazy.

What if I told you that you could get in an awesome workout right from the comfort of your home in 30-minutes? Oh yes, last week’s AMRAP Lower Body Workout was such a success I’m bringing you another variation of this training style! This time, we are sculpting your entire body, getting your heart-rate elevated, and burning some major calories. All you need is a timer and a set of dumbbells! Oh yes, you’re gonna wanna tie your hair up for this one ;).

Total Body Halloween Workout

Use the same principle as last week to complete this workout. Complete as many sets you can of the designated repetitions of each exercise in 5 to 8 minutes. Rest for 1 to 2 minutes and then repeat the timed circuit another 2 to 3 times (depending on your fitness level and amount of time you have). If you’re a beginner, start with 5 minutes per circuit and work your way up. If you’re seasoned, challenge yourself to 7 to 8 minutes!

Total Body Halloween Workout

If you’re just starting your fitness journey, I’ve put mention of modifications you can make to the following exercises in the descriptions. Do what you can and make changes as necessary. Just because something looks different than you’re used to doesn’t mean you can’t at least try!

Total Body Halloween Workout

Check in with me once you’re done with the workout and let me know how it went. Also, I need some fun ideas for Halloween costumes! Please give me some ideas in the comment box below :).

Health and happiness,


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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. The dishes will still be there tomorrow! Always make time for working out! You’ll thank yourself one day!

    1. Absolutely! I totally agree Cori 🙂

  2. Great workout. I’m a little nauseous now but burpees always do that to me and I take it as a sign I worked out hard. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. So happy you liked it! Are you drinking enough water?

  3. Great workout. I tend to squeeze in a work out here and there, but with a 2 year old it often gets difficult. She has gone on walks/hikes with me and even tries to do some of my reps when I get to a workout video. Thanks for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week!

    1. I love the idea of working out with your baby!! Maybe you can fit one of these workouts in while she naps? All the workouts here you can do at home 🙂

  4. Around the holidays, I think most people see workouts as a chore, something that must be done in order to stave off all those incoming pounds, ha! I know I do, anyway. I like your view better though – squeezing in those little workouts here and there really does contribute to better mental health and make it easier to tackle such a demanding season.

    Oh and happy birthday! Mine is next week…cheers to the best birthday month! 😉

    1. Hahaha it’s easy to label working out as a chore – hey, I tell my clients working out should be like brushing your teeth. Sometimes you don’t wanna do it, but you do anyways ;). Thanks girl!!! Yay! Happy birthday to you too 🙂

  5. we do those lay down burpees with my trainer. so effective!

    1. They are so good for calorie burn!

  6. What a nice workout!! Haven’t done today’s workout yet but this one is looking good!

  7. Great workout. I’ve just started working out since two week ago. So I’m glad you took also into account that there are some beginners!

    1. How are you feeling about your workouts Carola?? I’m here to help if you have any questions 🙂

  8. That’s a workout that will really show some results. I hate burpees, but love them, by the way.

    1. Haha it’s totally a love-hate for me too, Liz!!! They’re killer phew!

  9. This is amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Yay! You’re welcome Michelle 😀

  10. I don’t know if I can get my legs up that high anymore but it’s worth a try.

    1. In which exercise, Valerie? You got this!

  11. Oh my, I think I’m going to sweat a lot in this work out! I like that there are modifications. xx

  12. What a great workout. YOu are in killer shape, though. These are hard.

    1. Thanks Carol :). That’s why there’s modification recommendations so you can work your way up.

  13. Thanks for these great workout ideas! I think I will begin with the planks and work my way up to the lay down burpees 🙂

    1. Great idea, Marie! That’s what the modifications are for 🙂

  14. To much for me to do but I will leave it to your younger women.

    1. Did you look at the modifications? Just do what you can 🙂

  15. Phew! This one’s a killer! Jump lunges and plank tucks are hard for me, but I got through the workout. yay! 😀

    1. You rock Fabiola!!! It’s gratifying when you’re done, right?!

  16. Wow what a great workout! I keep meaning to get back into working out. I felt so much better in myself!

    1. Me too! After even just a couple days off, I start to feel more sluggish. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help you get back into a routine, Sarah 🙂

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