Some days I miss out on the opportunity to luxuriate in my shower before starting our day of play dates and playground visits. On those days, you’ll be no doubt relieved to know, I indulge in the minimum: Wash Your Face, Brush Your Teeth, Comb Your Hair. I can get a whole 10 minutes of workout in during this time.
First, I have a ClairSonic facial brush, with a two minute timer on it. So once I have the product on my face and the thing going, I do squats of some sort. Then, while rinsing over the sink, I keep a straight back and hold a dead-lift for that time.
My electric toothbrush is also a handy timer. It counts off 4 30 second intervals, perfect for balance training. I started by standing on one foot, changing with each interval. Changing how you hold the non-supporting leg and/or standing on an unsteady surface, like a folded towel or a piece of foam will increase the difficulty and challenge the core even more.
Finally, I admit I haven’t really found a good set to do while brushing my hair. If it’s dry (which is usually the reason for the abbreviated ritual), it goes in a hair tie and we’re done. If, however, I have to dry it, it’s about 5-6 minutes of shoulder work. I do five shoulder presses with the dryer each time I change sections of hair.