Get Fit While Watching #RedCarpet Sunday at The #Oscars

On Sunday if you are watching Hollywood Glamour of The Oscars add some fitness fun. Want to feel red carpet-ready? We got your coverd with tips from Shana Schneider, fitness expert and Founder of FITWEEK, a fitness company dedicated to helping women turn any week into a fitweek.  Oscar Sunday watching while working on some fitness exercises to keep your waistline trimmed.

This workout is for anyone whose favorite part of The Oscars, or any awards show for that matter, is the red carpet. But let me be more specific, it’s for those of us who are watching the red carpet, not actually walking it!

While the actors and actresses do all the working out beforehand, we do ours while we watch them. Instead of just sitting on the couch, here are a few ways you can work in some fitness while providing your own red carpet commentary… and you will need a pair of heels!

  • If you like the dress the actress is wearing, do 10 straight leg kicks alternating between the right and left legs. (Go ahead and add some jazz hands or spirit fingers for some flare!)
  • If you don’t like the dress, stand up and do 10 cross body jabs alternating between the right and left arms. (…because that dress should get pummeled and only appear on a worst dressed list!)
  •  On commercial breaks, put on your heels. Sit on the floor and do a V-sit. See if you can hold it for the full break with your legs fully extended. You can also bend your legs so they’re in a 90-degree angle to make it a little easier.  (The shoes are really just there so you have something cute to look at.)
  •  When the actor or actress appears whom you think is going to win, do 10 cross body standing crunches. Reach up with your left hand; bend your left arm and raise your right knee so they meet; put them down, then do this on the opposite.
  •  Whenever they ask “Who are you wearing?” do 10 squats. Stand 6-8 inches away from your couch or chair and as you squat, just barely touch your butt to the seat and then stand back up and squeeze those glutes. On the 10th one, sit back down and enjoy the show or at least until the next exercise starts!

Bonus – for those who are watching the red carpet on E!Online -When they use the Mani cam, grab water bottles or hand weights and do 12 reps of biceps curls.

  •  When they use the 360 cam, stand up and do 10 leg circles on each side. Just trace a circle on the floor with your toe pointed. Feel free to do this one with those heels on, too!
Shana Schneider

Author: Shana Schneider

Shana Schneider is the founder of FITWEEK, a media company that helps working women turn every week into a FITWEEK. She has held several positions at Yale University, including the Director of Communications for the Office of International Affairs. Shana has worked in the media industry as a producer and on-air talent. With TV Guide, Shana’s shows aired on FOX, VH1, and the Food Network. She received a B.A. from Yale University and is an AAFA certified group fitness instructor and licensed Zumba Fitness instructor. Shana is an entrepreneur at heart always finding a way to add a new dimension to an existing position or starting something from scratch.