Elise Young is proof that uphill battles shape who you are. And the college basketball star turn fitness trainer wants you to know that committing to the process doesn’t mean being married to a treadmill. It’s time to step outside of your stale workout routines, whether at home or exploring new cityscapes. From scaling indoor rock walls to burpees on the lakefront, Young transforms Chicago into her own personal gymnasium. Here’s how.
PUSH PLANK TO PLANK JACKS
Start in a plank position. Extend your elbows to a locked-out position while moving your upper and lower body at the same time. With straight legs, pop your feet out in a jumping jack motion. Slowly lower your entire body to the start position. Repeat.