If you are looking for a fun and challenging way to keep you and your family moving over winter break, Parker’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, Isaac Duran, has the perfect workout plan for the holiday season. You can download it here.

The exercises should be performed according to their number and letter in alternating fashion. For example, you would perform a set of 1A (Push-Ups) and then perform a set of 1B (Sit-Ups). This allows for the rest of a specific muscle group and adds a conditioning component. You are never really resting completely. Also, note that the e at the end of an exercise, like Lunges 4x10e, means each side, and DB stands for dumbbell. If you don’t have dumbbells at home, you can use an alternative, such as filled water bottles.

Isaac has grown his strength and conditioning expertise through professional development opportunities made possible by the generous donations raised on Parker’s Day of Giving. Last July, Isaac attended the National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, where he learned the latest research, techniques, and breakthrough performance methods used by top professionals worldwide.

He also was able to receive a Functional Range Conditioning Certification, a comprehensive joint training system based on scientific principles and research, which allows him to teach Francis Parker School students how to develop mobility, improve joint strength, and understand body control.

Regularly exercising helps to strengthen your immune system, improve your mental health, and keep your body strong. It can also enhance social connections and aid in developing stronger relationships with family members. Make it a challenge this winter break to complete Isaac’s workout plan with your family!