Pumpkin Workout

pumpkinIt is getting close to Halloween.  In honor of this time of the year, I went on CBS and had one of my MamaToners, Jennifer, demonstrate some great exercises that you can do with just a pumpkin!  Jennifer is a mom of two little kids, who I have been working with for the past 3.5 months.  I am extremely proud of Jen’s hard work and determination.  She came to MamaTone in pretty good shape already, but has taken her fitness level that very few women and more specifically moms ever get to!

One of her specialties is interval runs on the treadmill.  Only try this if you are in good shape already and are comfortable on the treadmill.  The treadmill should be set at 11 MPH and 11% incline.  The routine is simple, 10 seconds on the treadmill, 20 seconds off the treadmill (just jump to the sides to rest), do that for 8 minutes.  If you can do that you would be able to keep up with Jennifer 🙂

The point of this video is three fold:

1.  Working out should be fun and can be creative to take away from workout ruts and boredom.

2.  It doesn’t take a fancy gym or expensive machines to get a great workout.

3.  A strong women doesn’t look bulky, but rather has a lean, toned muscular look.

If you are in the Madison area and want to do the same workouts that Jennifer does, I invite you to check out Mamatone or Fit Fun Bootcamps for a great workout and support from your trainers and fellow participants.

dvd_webgraphicIf you aren’t in the Madison, WI area, you are still in luck, because I have put the same workouts that I put my clients through in DVD format!  So you can workout with me in the comfort of your own home with just a few sets of dumbells and a stability ball!  I am making it easy and giving the first DVD away for free (just pay shipping).  Click here for all the details on how you can receive the Fit Moms For Life DVD Program!

IF you have any questions about the programs or want to leave a word of encouragement for Jennifer, please write a comment in the comment box below!  Thanks!


  1. that was a excellent work out! I’ll introduce it on my boot camp.

  2. Wow Jennifer! You look awesome! How many times per week do you workout?

  3. Great job Jennifer! Now, go carve those pumpkins with your kids 🙂 Happy Halloween! Dawn

  4. Very impressive! Love your arms! 🙂 Jen, you look absolutely amazing! You’ve got me motivated…I’ll be going to MamaTone this morning for sure! You made it all look so easy (and we know it isn’t!). Nice work you two!

  5. Solid!!! Hard work Jennifer, nice job demonstrating the pumpkin moves!!

  6. Anyone know how to view the video of Dustin on CBS?
    I can’t seem to find it and can’t seem to find Jennifer’s story. Help!

  7. Melissa N,

    The video is embedded in Dustin’s post, you’re probably missing the plugin. You need Adobe Flash Player installed to view it. You can get it free here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

    Hope this helps.

  8. Way to go Jennifer! My arms were getting tired just watching you hold that big pumpkin while doing step ups. Keep up the great work.

  9. Thanks Melissa K-
    Ive downloaded the flashplayer but still do not see a link.
    Where in the post is the link showing?


  10. ok. I got it! Now I can finally say, Jennifer, you look great! You make those excercises look so easy!
    Way to go!

  11. How fun! Thanks for the motivation today. I’ve got a big pumpkin like that on my front porch, I need to put that to better use.

    Jennifer, you have great form–and you’re really strong. I hope to meet you some day. More power to you!

  12. Fantastic work Jennifer! Really great to see these exercises to do at home. Hope you get to keep the pumpkins!

  13. Jennifer, you continue to amaze me!!!! All I can say is “wow”.

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