TV Adverts Workout


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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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.



  3. Sarah says

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

  4. Naomi says

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

  5. Susan says

    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.

  6. Megan says

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

  7. Richard says

    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!