12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 5: Sleigh Bells Swiss Ball Workout

It’s Day 5 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and you’re in for a treat. I love using a Swiss ball in my workouts to add extra core toning to my strength training. Creating an unstable surface (or having to balance with the exercise ball) forces you to contract your ab muscles the whole time and amps up the calorie burn! This workout will sculpt your body from head-to-toe so let’s get to it!

Day 5 Swiss Ball Workout

Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting “Save/Download As.”

Healthy Dessert Challenge

Are you dealing with massive holiday treat cravings? Yup, me too! When I want to dive head first into a bowl of Figgy Pudding, I simply crush the craving with a healthy alternative. Today, indulge in a healthy dessert (“a” meaning one, not the whole batch! 😉 ). How about…

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Healthy Double Dipped Dark Chocolate - Yogurt Strawberries (2 of 7)

Protein Donuts

Protein Donut Recipe

Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 

Healthy Halloween Candy - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Double Chocolate Protein Mugcake,

mug cake 3

Cinnamon Buns

Protein Cinnamon Rolls

or my self-proclaimed “famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies?!

MPROVED Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Don’t forget to check in once you’ve completed your Sleigh Bells Swiss Ball Workout or made one of your healthy treats on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win awesome prizes from IAmBar, Slap Nutrition, and Carmel Barre! Upload a photo or status update, type #lis12daysoffitness in the caption, and tag @life_in_spandex on Instagram, or post on the Life in Spandex Facebook wall.

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Health and happiness,


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. I’ve never used a Swiss Ball before, it looks like a great workout, might put it on my last-minute Xmas wish list!

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