As we enter a season focused on goal setting and fresh starts, it’s easy to focus on the improvements we want to make when the time is right. But we sometimes forget that it’s okay to start right now – there’s no need to wait for that ball to drop to get started.
This New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout is the perfect way to end your year feeling strong.
Regardless of whether 2019 was a raging success or you’re eager for a fresh slate in 2020, these last few days of the year still have the potential to change our mindset. There’s still time to make a little more progress towards those New Year’s Resolutions before we begin again.
One of the best ways to wrap up a year is to finish it with a bang. Whether you’ve accomplished every single fitness goal on your list or have spent 11 months waiting to get started, this New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout will challenge your body and mind as the year winds down.
Winter is often a season filled with complacency and excuses – between the busy holiday season and less than ideal weather, it’s easy to succumb to those excuses and laziness.
But as we prepare for a brand new year, let’s focus on all the possibilities and potential that lies ahead.
In just 30 minutes, this New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout will help you feel confident, proud and strong before the year ends.
With no equipment needed, this New Year’s Workout can be completed wherever you may be – whether you’re at home, visiting with family, or on the go.
This New Year’s Countdown Workout will help you wrap up the year in the best way possible, helping you feel motivated to conquer all of your fitness resolutions in 2020.
Try this New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout at home as the ball begins to drop, spread it out over 30 days before the New Year, or conquer the challenge any day leading up to the festivities for a great endorphin boost!
Epic New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout
- 30 Calf Raises
- 29 Jumping Jacks
- 28 Cross Body Punches
- 27 Walking Lunges
- 26 Skaters
- 25 Straight Leg Sit Ups
- 24 Alternating Leg Lifts
- 23 Bridges
- 22 Second Plank
- 21 Push Ups
- 20 Jump Squats
- 19 Supermans
- 18 Donkey Kicks
- 17 High Knees
- 16 Sumo Squat Pulses
- 15 V Sits
- 14 Alternating Side Lunges
- 13 Mountain Climbers
- 12 Commandos
- 11 Sit Ups
- 10 Burpees
- 9 Tricep Dips
- 8 Single Leg Toe Touches
- 7 Single Leg Deadlifts
- 6 Tuck Jumps
- 5 Planking Shoulder Taps
- 4 Legs Down
- 3 Butt Kicks
- 2 Leg/Arm Extensions
- 1 Man Maker
New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout *Pictures & Descriptions*
30 – Calf Raises
In a standing position with arms at your sides, rise up onto your toes slowly and with control. Return back to a flat foot position and repeat. For an extra challenge, complete this exercise on the edge of a stair, allowing your heel to dip below the stair before rising back on to your toes.
29 – Jumping Jacks
Begin in a standing position with arms at your sides. In a single jump, bring your hands up above your head and land with your feet spread out wider than hip width distance. Return back to your original position with another jump, and continue to repeat.
28 – Cross Body Punches
Stand with your feet about hip width distance apart and knees bent slightly. Bring your hands up to your chest, making a fist with each. Forcefully extend your right arm, crossing your body slightly to the left as if throwing a punch. Bring your fist back in to your chest while punching with your left arm, and continue to repeat.
27 – Walking Lunges
Starting with both feet together, take a single step forward. Bend at the knees to lower your body towards the floor, stopping when your front thigh is parallel to the floor. Straighten back up to standing and take a large step forward with your back foot. Lower into a lunge and continue to alternate feet, moving forward as if walking.
26 – Skaters
From a standing position, reach your right arm straight down to touch the floor. Swing your left foot behind and to the right or your right foot, squatting down as if you were a speed skater. In one motion, jump to the left while sending your right foot back behind the left and touching the floor with your left hand – reversing the position. Continue to jump back and forth, as if you were speed skating.
25 – Straight Leg Sit Ups
Lie flat on your back with legs extended straight and hands behind your head. Reach up with your right arm as you use your core to sit up, keeping your legs straight. Touch your left toes with your right hand, and then lower slowly back to the floor. Continue to repeat, alternating arms with each sit up.
24 – Alternating Leg Lifts
This exercise also begins by lying flat on your back with legs extended straight. Keeping your arms at your sides and legs straight, lift one leg into the air. Hold for a few seconds and then lower back to the floor. Continue to repeat, alternating sides.
23 – Bridges
Lying flat on your back, bend at the knees to bring your feet in and plant their soles flat on the floor. Lift up at the hips, rising until your upper body forms a straight line from your knees to shoulders. Lower your hips back down to the floor and repeat.
22 – Plank
Begin by lying face down on the floor, bringing your hands in towards your shoulders. Lift up to balance on elbows, with forearms flat on the floor about shoulder width distance apart. Distribute your body weight between your elbows and toes to maintain a flat, board-like position. Hold for 22 seconds and then lower back down to the floor.
21 – Push Ups
Return to a plank position and straighten your arms to place your palms flat on the floor, rising to a straight arm plank. While maintaining a flat back, bend at the elbows to lower your body down towards the floor. Continue to lower until you hover a few inches above the floor, and then straighten your arms to return to your starting position.
20 – Jump Squats
Stand with your feet about hip width distance apart and send your hips back to lower into a squatting position, as if you were about to sit on a chair. Continue to lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor, and then straighten the legs to return to standing with a single jump.
19 – Supermans
Lie face down on the floor with arms stretched out above your head. In one motion, lift both arms and both legs a few inches into the air, bending at the back. Hold for a few seconds and then lower back to your starting position. Continue to repeat.
18 – Donkey Kicks
Begin on your hands and knees, with legs spread about hip width distance apart and palms planted on the floor about shoulder width distance apart. Keeping the leg bent, lift one foot into the air as if trying to make a footprint on the ceiling. Lower your knee back to the floor and repeat on the opposite side.
17 – High Knees
From a standing position, raise your right knee up towards your chest while pumping your arms to jump into the air. After landing on your left foot, pump your arms to jump again, this time bringing your left knee up towards your chest and landing on your right foot. Continue to alternate sides.
16 – Sumo Squat Pulses
Spread your feet wider than hip width distance, and bend at the knees to lower your body into a squat position. Lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor and then hold. From this squatting position, rapidly lower your hips and return in a quick, pulsing motion.
15 – V Sits
Lie flat on your back, extending your arms straight above your head. In one motion, lift both arms and legs into the air. Continue to lift your arms and legs over your body until you are able to touch your toes to your hands. Touch toes to your hands and then lower back to the floor with control, keeping both arms and legs straight throughout the movement.
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14 – Alternating Side Lunges
Stand with your feet together, and then step your right foot out to the side. Bend your left knee to lower into a squatting position, keeping your right leg straight. Rise back up to standing and bring your right foot in towards your left. Repeat on the opposite side.
13 – Mountain Climbers
Begin with your hands and knees on the floor, with palms spread about shoulder width distance apart. Lift your knees off the floor to straighten the legs into a plank position. Step one foot up towards your hips, and then quickly jump back and forth as you alternate stepping each foot forward.
12 – Commandos
Position yourself in an elbow plank, checking to make sure your back is flat and hips do not sag. From this position, place one palm on the floor at a time, extending each arm as you do so to rise into a straight arm plank position. Once you are in a straight arm plank, lower back down onto your elbows and continue to repeat.
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11 – Sit Ups
Lie with your back flat on the floor, bringing hands in behind your head and bending at the knees to plant the soles of your feet on the floor. Use your core to lift your upper body straight up into a seated position. Lower back to the floor and repeat.
10 – Burpees
From a standing position, bend forward and reach both hands down towards the floor. Kick both feet back to jump into a straight arm plank position. Complete a single push up, and then kick both feet underneath your body to return to a squatting position. Raise your hands above your head and jump to return back to standing. Continue to repeat.
9 – Tricep Dips
Stand about a foot in front of a sturdy chair, stair, desk, or other surface. Reach back to place the palms of your hands on the edge of this surface, and walk your feet out in front of you until your legs form a 45 degree angle from the floor. Bend at the elbows to lower your body towards the floor, and then straighten the arms to return to your original position.
8 – Single Leg Toe Touches
Begin by standing with your feet about hip width distance apart, and then lift one foot off the floor, extending the leg out in front of you. Balancing on a single leg, lower into a squat position while reaching forward to touch the toes of your elevated leg. Touch your toes and then slowly straighten back up to standing. Repeat on the opposite leg.
7 – Single Leg Deadlifts
In a standing position, reach your right arm down in front of you to touch the floor. While doing so, lift your left leg into the air, extending it straight back behind you. Keep your leg straight and foot flexed, as if you were trying to footprint the back wall. Slowly return back to standing and repeat on the opposite side.
6 – Tuck Jumps
From a standing position, jump into the air, bringing both knees up towards your chest. Use your arms to propel the motion by bringing elbows in towards your knees as you jump. Land on both feet in a standing position and repeat.
5 – Planking Shoulder Taps
Lower your body into a straight arm plank position, distributing your weight evenly between palms and toes. Lift one hand from the floor and reach across your chest to tap the opposite shoulder. Return your palm to the floor and repeat with the opposite arm.
4 – Legs Down
Lie flat on your back with your legs extended straight and arms down at your sides. In one motion, lift both legs into the air, continuing to raise them until your body forms a 90 degree angle at the hips. Keep your legs straight throughout the movement, and lower them back down to the floor with control.
3 – Butt Kicks
From a standing position, jump into the air while lifting one foot to kick your butt. After landing, switch feet to lift your other leg to kick your butt while landing on the opposite foot. Continue to repeat, alternating legs.
2 – Leg/Arm Extensions
Begin on your hands and knees with arms spread about shoulder width distance apart and knees spread hip width distance apart. Lift your right hand and extend your arm directly out in front of you. At the same time, lift your left knee to extend your leg straight back behind you. Maintain balance and control throughout this movement. Bring your left knee and right elbow underneath your body until they touch, and the lower back to the floor. Repeat on the opposite side.
1 – Man Maker
From a standing position, bend forward to touch the floor with your hands. Kick both feet back to jump into a straight arm plank position. From this plank, lift your right hand off the floor, bringing it up towards your side. Return your right hand to the floor, and then lift your left hand up towards your side.
Returning back to plank position, complete a single push up. Next, kick both feet in to jump back to a squatting position. Straighten back up to standing and repeat.
This New Year’s Eve Countdown Workout is an epic challenge for anyone wanting to end the year with a bang! Try it all out in one workout for some massive strengthening benefits, or spread each exercise out throughout the 30 days leading up to the new year.
Finish the year strong with this New Year’s Countdown workout, and set the stage for success in 2020.