Get Healthy this Halloween with our Pumpkin Workout

Get your workout in the Halloween spirit by swapping your dumbells or kettlebells for a hefty pumpkin instead. These high-intensity moves will help you carve serious muscle and burn off any extra calories that may creep in from your Halloween treats and proving that getting fit a simple pumpkin is just as effective as a fancy gym!

But don’t let your Pumpkin go to waste after your workout. Checkout our healthy Pumpkin soup recipe to go with your new found workout equipment.


The Skeleton Key Workout

Pull these creative exercises together to create a killer circuit. 50 secs work 10 secs recovery, 5 times with a rest after the 3rd

  1. Pumpkin Squat & Press
  2. Lunge with Pumpkin Rotation
  3. Offset Pumpkin Push Up
  4. Russian Pumpkin Twist
  5. Elevated Pumpkin Plank with Toe Touch


  1. Pumpkin Squat & Press
    Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, holding your pumpkin with a hand on each side and your arms raised above your head. Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat position, bringing the pumpkin chest-level. Take extra care to make sure your knees do not come over your toes. Push into your heels to explode back up to the starting position.
  2. Lunge with Pumpkin Rotation
    Stand with your feet hip-distance apart your elbows bent and forearm parallel to the floor holding your pumpkin. Step forward with your right foot and lower into a lunge. Twist your torso and your pumpkin to the right, and then return to centre. Push off your right foot and return to standing. Repeat on each leg
  3. Offset Pumpkin Push Up
    Lower into a push-up position with your hands directly under your shoulders and a straight line from your head to ankles. Place one hand on the top of your pumpkin. Bending your elbows, slowly lower your chest to the floor, and then push back up. Repeat each side.
  4. Russian Pumpkin Twist
    Sitting on the floor, hold your pumpkin with both hands on either side as you would a ball. Bend your knees and lift your feet off the floor, creating a “V”-shape position. Twist your torso side to side while rotating the pumpkin side to side. Focus on keeping your core steady throughout the movement.
  5. Elevated pumpkin plank with a toe touch
    Lower yourself to a plank position with your hands flat on the floor, directly in line with your shoulders. Place your toes on your pumpkin. Hold steady in this position, with your back flat and your core engaged for balance. Tap your left toe to the floor, and then bring it back to the pumpkin. Repeat on the right side.


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Dannielle Emery #fitmumleigh

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