Today is one of those rare days where I get to mash together several of my geeky passions- animals, fandoms, conserving resources, and fitness. It’s National Wildlife Day, so I decided to celebrate with a fandom known for its…wildlife? Sorta. Rare and unusual animals to say the least. Today we’re celebrating Fandom Fitness Friday with a special Pokemon workout.
August is Back-to-School month, and I wanted to celebrate with a special Fandom Fitness Friday. One of my favorite books growing up was Anne of Green Gables. The story of a young orphan who comes to Avonlea and embarks on many adventures with her classmates is perfect this time of year. And the Anne of Green Gables mobility workout is perfect for this school year in particular.
When I created Fandom Fitness within the ZooFit program, it was mainly a combination of my passion for all things geeky and nerdy and as enrichment, a way to make fitness more fun and engaging.
I love making themed workouts. Almost as much as I adore doing themed workouts. Last month, I started coaching online Zoom workouts for my old CrossFit box, South Island CrossFit during the coronavirus shutdown. And I decided if I’m going to lead workouts, I might as well have some fun. So I implemented Fandom Fitness Fridays. And today, my first and probably most dear to my heart fandom- The Legend of King Arthur.
The past few weeks we’ve had some fun with Joss Whedon and celebrating his contribution to the world of sci-fi, girl power, and geeky/nerdy fandoms. Three weeks, and three Tabatas. You’ll be pleased to know this week, I’m not doing a Tabata. No, no, a high intensity interval training workout with only four movements can’t cover all the awesome that is in this week’s workout. We have to create something…bigger.
In the last Tabata in the Joss Whedon tribute series, I want to celebrate my own personal favorite Joss Whedon creation. Yes, yes, I adore Buffy for being a lead kick-ass female character in a time female kick-ass characters were few and far between. And the story of a smuggler ship crew in a Sci-Fi Western is just about the most creative idea I’ve ever heard. But it just isn’t my favorite. Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- 2/18/20: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Tabata”
Last week, I shared the first of three Joss Whedon universe workouts, inspired by Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. This week I’m dredging up another old Whedon television show that sadly didn’t last nearly as long as fans would have liked. Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- 2/1120: The Wonderful World of Whedon Part 2”
Sunday was a crazy day here in America. It was Super Bowl Sunday…also known as Superb Owl Sunday in zookeeper circles (and really, I have to just take a moment to thank all my zookeeper friends for their absolutely SUPERB owl photos they shared on social media. I didn’t waste nearly enough time looking at all the fluff and cute). Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- 1/6/20: Groundhog 2020”
Because I attended NerdFaire and caught the Fandom Fitness bug while there this weekend, I have decided to dub February “Fandom Fitness Month”. Every Tuesday this month I’ll be sharing a fun Fandom Fitness workout. And we’re going to center it around a particular individual this month, the incredible Joss Whedon. Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- 2/4/20: Joss Whedon Universe Fandom Fitness”