Modality of the Month is a new series from Burpees for Breakfast. Each month learn about a new fitness modality (equipment or workout structure) and receive a new workout each week, utilizing that modality. bosu ball modalityDisclaimer: This post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community. 

HAPPY MONDAY!

Guys, I am PUMPED to be sharing the first Modality of the Month: the Bosu Ball!!! (check out last week’s post on Modality of the Month, if you missed it)

Through my partnership with Fit Approach, I’m taking part in a 4 week challenge with BOSU to show how I am #BOSUStrong! Throughout the 4 weeks, I will squat, mountain climb, plank, push-up, lunge, burpee, and balance my way to a stronger and healthier body! Plus, I’ll be encouraging you to join me on this journey through Instagram shots, blog posts, and weekly workouts featuring…you guessed it, the Bosu Ball!

[bctt tweet=”New Modality of the Month + Challenge with @bosufitness & @fitapproach! #BosuStrong #SweatPink”]

WHAT IS A BOSU BALL?

Bosu is known in the fitness world as a tool for training balance, flexibility and delivering solid cardio workouts.

BOSU® Training is about expanding movement capabilities, reshaping bodies and strengthening minds. It’s about inserting thought into movement.  It’s about asking our clients, fitness students and athletes to be physically involved, but to also be present and fully engaged in the training process.

…we offer a system of mindful action, intentional movement and smart science that produces results.

Are they awesome or what?

I love using the Bosu in my own training. This is also a system that I use for alot of my training clients, especially those just starting out.

When beginning a new exercise program, all my clients have movements that enhance their balance. If you don’t have a solid foundation, how are you going to progress and get stronger?? I use the Bosu for uneven squats, split lunges, alternating plank knee tucks (killlller), and mt. climbers. I’ll even have them just stand on the ball (flat side down, ALWAYS!) and do bicep curls + shoulder press, for example – just another way to challenge the core and build balance.

bosustrong modiltyCHALLENGE DETAILS

The daily prompts are below. You can also follow along HERE.

Week 1 Instagram prompts (9/14-9/18):

(Make sure you tag @Bosu_Fitness on Instagram & @BosuFitness on Twitter):

  • Monday, 9/14: It’s #MOUNTAINCLIMBMONDAY! Show us your favorite way to climb that mountain whether it be with hiking poles, in plank position or….? Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    Bonus: Y’all know we love to #jumpjoymonday! Show us your BEST jump shot and tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Tuesday, 9/15: #tempotuesday we want to see how you’re getting your heart rate up today. Tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
    Bonus: Show us your favorite tricep workout and tag #triceptuesday and #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Wednesday, 9/16: Drop down and give us some #BURPEES! Even better if you can make them #BOSUBurpees! Tag  #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ it this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Thursday, 9/17: It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body cardio move! Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    Bonus: Give us a #tbt of the most brutal cardio workout you’ve ever done! Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Friday, 9/18: #FreeFriday. Show us your favorite way to get your cardio on! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    Bonus: Put those forearms to work. Show us your BEST cardio move for #forearmfriday. Forearm plank mountain climbers, dolphin push-ups, forearm plank toe taps…something else? Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

Notes: You do not need to own or have access to a BOSU to participate. By participating you will have a chance to win a BOSU (hazzah!) and other fun prizes. And please, if you are using a BOSU throughout this challenge, never stand on your BOSU with the dome facing down (images or moves down on the BOSU incorrectly will not count during this challenge).

[bctt tweet=”Can’t wait for the 4 week challenge with @bosufitness & @fitapproach! #BosuStrong #SweatPink”]

#BOSUSTRONG

#bosustrong modalityBeing #BOSUStrong is not just about movement, sweat, or even owning a BOSU! Its about being a leader, an inspiration to others, and sharing my own fitness journey with others. The 5 things that make be #BOSUStrong are:

  • My strong work ethic.
  • My ability to set a goal and work towards it.
  • My love for inspiring others to live a healthy life.
  • My healthy approach to nutrition.
  • And my desire to live a happy, healthy, well-rounded life!

So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the template below, fill it in and make it your own and then tag me in it (@burpees4bfast or @burpeesforbreakfast) and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.

5 Things That Make Me #BOSUStrong

Today I am embarking on a 4 week challenge with BOSU and Sweat Pink to prove to the world that I am #BOSUSTRONG. I will squat, mountain climb, plank, push-up, lunge,  ________  and ________ my way to a stronger and ____________ body.  And I will encourage _________ and ________ to join me on this fun journey because we are one big, happy #FitFamily.

Being #BOSUStrong is not just about movement, sweat, or even owning a BOSU, its about being a leader, an inspiration to others, and sharing my own fitness journey with others. The 5 things that make be #BOSUStrong are:

  • My strong______________________.
  • My ability to____________________.
  • My love for______________________.
  • My healthy _____________________.
  • And my _________________________.

Well, did you have a good weekend?! We celebrated Mr. Burpee’s birthday with his parents and did some relaxing. Also, dancer & warrior 2 on the Bosu, not so easy. I’ll be working on perfecting those poses over the next 4 weeks!

Be on the lookout for a Bosu Workout coming at you on Friday!!!

And, don’t forget to make your Monday LEGENDARY!

Are you #BosuStrong? Have you used a BOSU before?

– Jen.

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