Commit to a strong start for the new year with the Oxycise! New Year Challenge! 10 brand new workouts over the course of two weeks will set the tone for an excellent year, and energize you to go after your goals, whatever they may be. With themes ranging from strength and tone, to stretch and flow, and more, these Challenge sessions offer variety to keep you consistently engaged.
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Day 1: Define
Defining your goals is the first step toward achieving your goals. And while you’re at it, you can also define your arms, shoulders, back, and waist – with the Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Define routine. This series of moves and poses will not only make you stronger, but will also improve your posture and your mobility through your torso – all while seated or lying down.
Day 2: Dedicate
The Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Dedicate session invites you to lengthen, strengthen, breathe, and be fully present. It’s a mix of stretching and strengthening that focuses primarily on the hips, and also benefits the legs, core, and shoulders – all while your Oxycise! breath helps you focus and refresh.
Day 3: Motivate
Improve your cardiovascular health and become more nimble with the Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Motivate workout. A combination of big ranges of motion to increase your heart rate, and balance challenges to strengthen your stabilizing capacity, make this a fun and effective interval workout.
Day 4: Prioritize
Prioritize is a walking meditation that will inspire you with deep intentional breathing and familiar rhythmic movement, helping you keep your focus to successfully navigate any potential barriers, and stay on the path toward your goals. Walking has been shown to offer a myriad of health benefits including supporting healthy joints, strengthening bones, and improving circulation – combine it with the power of Oxycise! breathing technique, and you have a winning combo.
Day 5: Energize
Be a little silly, have a little fun, and get an excellent cardio workout with the Oxycise New Year Challenge: Energize session. Deep intentional breathing throughout a series of shaking and wiggling moves will elevate your heart rate, improve your endurance, and leave you feeling lighthearted and vibrant.
Day 6: Dive
The Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Dive flow invites you to take a deep breath (or several) and dive right into a yoga-inspired sequence that tones your quads, lengthens your hamstrings, strengthens your back, and stretches your torso. Intentional breathing and grounding movement come together for a calming and satisfying experience.
Day 7: Strive
Stretch your sides and strengthen your thighs with the gratifying full body movement of the Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Strive routine. Big reaches and full breaths support you as you work for what you want this year and strive to be your best self.
Day 8: Persist
Keep showing up for yourself, and make it enjoyable with the Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Persist sequence, which is inspired by contemporary dance, but keeps things approachable by taking it one step at a time. You’ll strengthen your legs, work on your hip mobility, and challenge your spatial awareness to mix up your workout routine while staying consistent in your commitment to breathe deeply and move your body.
Day 9: Enjoy
It’s easy to enjoy the journey when you’re literally dancing your way through it. The Oxycise! New Year Challenge: Enjoy sequence will have you grooving along with classic party dance moves like the grapevine and the macarena, as you breathe your way to a fantastic day. All the while, you’ll be improving your circulation, metabolism, energy, and mood.
Day 10: Be
You’re making changes, creating good habits, and acting with intention. Commit to carrying this momentum with you throughout the year, as you finish the Oxycise! New Year Challenge with the calm and confident Be workout. This sequence includes favorite elements of previous workouts from the New Year Challenge to celebrate your progress so far, as well as a few new shapes to encourage mindfulness as you move forward.
These workouts should only be used after learning the Oxycise! Breath taught in the Introduction to the Basic Breath and Techniques.