TV Adverts Workout

by Dannii on May 7, 2014

TV Adverts Workout
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Let’s face it, the adverts on TV are pretty much dull anyway, so sitting there waiting for your favourite show to come back on is just wasted time, right? Why not make the most of that time and do a mini workout. 3 minutes every 20 minutes might not seem like a lot, but it will really add up. Trust me, you will be feeling those squats in no time!

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The idea is to do as many rounds of the workout below during the adverts. Even better, why not get your whole family, or your friends, involved and see who can do the most (whilst still keeping good form of course). I have also posted links to what each of the moves are below.

Fitness isn’t about going for 5km runs every day or killing it in the gym, it is about doing what you can with what you have. Relaxation is important too, and if you choose to relax in front of the TV, then make the most of that time without work or other commitments and fit in a small workout. It all counts. If you already have a really good workout routine, then don’t push yourself to do more than you should – rest is important. But, if you are not very good at motivating yourself to workout, this is a great place to start. Just a few mini workouts each day and you will notice the difference.


TV Advert Workout

How to do a squat

How to do a push-up

How to do a lunge

How to do sit-ups

How to do a tricep dip

How to do bicep curl (use cans or bottles of water)

How to do jumping jacks

Are you going to join in with this challenge? Leave a comment below.


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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary

I rarely watch TV nowadays, but will quite happily get some situps or pressups in with a film on in the background.


2 Dannii

TV is so crap now isn’t it! Although, I haven’t seen a good film in a while either.


3 Lucy

Great workout! Thing is, I don’t watch much TV and when I do I fast forward the adverts! But I could always do this workout at another time.


4 Dannii

Do it whilst waiting in line for something haha


5 Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

I was thinking something along those lines Dannii – I need to motive myself more and 10 of something sound much much easier.


6 Dannii

Let me know how you get on!


7 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Such a great idea to get the most out of the TV ads. I think people worry that if they don’t work out for an hour then there’s no point. I’m all about quality over quantity.


8 Dannii

Exactly! I can get more out of a 20 minute workout than some people do out of a 2 hour one.


9 Kay

Hi Dannii

That’s a fab idea for fitting some exercises in and
making the most of your time.

I often get bored in the adverts so think that short
mini workouts in the breaks will work well.

I will give them a try and let you know how I get on.




10 Dannii

Might as well use the time productively :)


11 Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade

What a great idea! I don’t watch telly that much, only few cooking shows online when I have time, but if I start watching it more often it will be good thing to practice while there’s an advert!


12 Dannii

Cooking shows are my guilty pleasure too. I could have them on all day.


13 Jayne

I am tired just looking at this ;)


14 Dannii

Haha, sorry about that!


15 Sarah

I just made my husband promise to do this with me tonight. Thanks for the encouragement – I am much healthier since reading your blog.


16 Dannii

Let us know how you get on.


17 Naomi

Fantastic idea – I’m in. I will get my kids involved too, as we could all do with being a bit more active.


18 Dannii

Yes, get everyone involved!


19 Susan

Could I do modifications of the moves? As I am not very fit at all and I am not sure I can do the “proper” way of each.


20 Dannii

Yes, of course. Take it at your own pace.


21 Megan

You could even add on to it something like, every time a food advert comes on, hold a plank until it has finished.


22 Dannii

That is a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion :)


23 Richard

Not all adverts are bad. They are a lot better than they used to be. But I do agree, it is wasted time. Great idea!


24 Dannii

That’s true – there are some funny ones out there.


25 Em

This is a great idea, I literally hate adverts, they drive me insane!



26 Dannii

Some of them are SO annoying, aren’t they.


27 Leanne

What a great idea! I love little changes like this. Like you say, they all add up.


28 Dannii

They really do!


29 Elizabeth

You can count me in! I watch a lot of TV, so I should be able to get a lot done.


30 Dannii

Enjoy :D


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