Not everyone has a gym membership, but most of us have a fire escape, and it’s a very little-known fact that that a fire escape can double as a workout machine.

Try our “firescape sequence” to strengthen your core, tone your derriere, stretch your hamstrings, and wring out toxins, all from the comfort of your own outdoor space.

The firescape workout starts out with a knee-to-nose exercise that really gets you into your core, followed by back leg raises to target the bum and neighboring fluffs, then a deep forward fold that helps release back tension, and finally a twist to help get things moving in the digestive system. Twists also squeeze out toxins from the body and give us an opportunity to rid ourselves from toxic thoughts and beliefs with every breath.

Instructions:

  • Place your left foot down on the first stair
  • Inhale, extend right leg back and up
  • Exhale, bring knee to nose

Repeat 5 times

  • Bring right knee to your nose and hold for 5 breaths
  • Inhale, extend the right leg back
  • Exhale, flex right foot

Do 3 sets of 5 back leg raises

  • Place right sole of the foot against the stair flex right foot
  • Inhale, lengthen the torso
  • Exhale, fold forward over the right leg

Take 5 breaths

  • Inhale lift torso up
  • Exhale, twist to the right. Grab a hold of railings on opposite sides.

Take 5 breaths

  • Inhale come back to center bring the right knee into the chest
  • Exhale, release

Left side:

  • Place right foot down on the first stair
  • Inhale, extend left leg back and up
  • Exhale, bring knee to nose

Repeat 5 times

  • Bring left knee to your nose and hold for 5 Breaths
  • Inhale, extend the left leg back and up. Flex left foot

Do 3 sets of 5 back leg raises

  • Bring left leg forward place sole of the left foot against the stair flex the foot
  • Inhale, lengthen the torso
  • Exhale, fold forward over the left leg

Take 5 breaths

  • Inhale, lift torso up
  • Exhale, twist to the left. Grab a hold of railings on opposite sides. Reach back and gaze past left shoulder. 

Take 5 breaths

  • Inhale, come back to center bring the left knee in
  • Exhale, release

Head of Video: Tina Rosh   DP: Paul Terrie

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