Working Out!


Sometimes we’re asked about what we do for exercise so I decided to give you an idea of what we did for a workout recently. This one was, however, a bit unusual. Normally the girls exercise together and the guys also are a team, but on this day we decided to join up for a special workout.

We had six stations and worked to complete as many repetitions as possible during the time period. The timer was set to loop through a 45 second interval and when it went off each of us rotated to the next station in clockwise order.

3 Rounds for reps:

  • Pushups
  • Virtual shovel
  • Medicine ball clean (can be subbed for weighted or regular squats)
  • Kettlebell swing
  • Box jumps (20″)
  • Overhead lunges


We enjoy our time together: whether it’s sharing at conferences, working on projects, or yes, gasping for breath as we exercise. Team Maxwell!

Serving Jesus,

Sarah doing pushups.
Sarah doing pushups.
Mary doing the virtual shovel.
Mary: virtual shoveling.
Jesse doing the med ball clean.
Jesse performing a med-ball clean.
Joseph doing kettle bell swings.
Joseph doing kettlebell swings.
Anna doing box jumps.
Anna doing box jumps.
John doing overhead lunges.
John doing overhead lunges.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
Psalms 133:1


6 thoughts on “Working Out!”

  1. Thanks for sharing this great idea. This is our first winter living in a cold climate, and I’ve been at a bit of a loss trying to figure out how to get exercise for the kids and I when the ice on the ground makes outdoor time a bit treacherous! We’ve been doing push-ups and sit-ups, but I love the idea of creating a fun circuit to rotate through!

  2. That is so awesome, y’all!!! My family and I try to stay in shape as well. My mom and I are currently training for a half marathon 3 days a week (we run modestly too!!) and we work out with weights 3 days a week. Definitely familiar with medicine balls cleans, box jumps, lunges, and all of that! I’d love for you to post more about fitness because I don’t think that’s emphasized enough in Christian circles and I love hearing about other young ladies especially who work out modestly! Love the pictures! 🙂

  3. Totally unrelated to this post, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving me the idea to make handmade cards! It’s been a blessing to the people I’ve given them to, and I love seeing there faces since it’s such a special gift.

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