So now we are deep into the summer and many of my Bootcampers and clients are off the cottage. So because I love you guys, I’ve designed a wicked full body strength training circuit here for you so you can stay fit and feeling good while you aren’t under my watchful eye. And the only equipment you’ll need is stuff you will find around most cottages:

  • A Muskoka chair (or an Adirondack chair, for my American friends 🙂
  • A strong paddle
  • A hammock
  • Something heavy (rock, a stump, a cooler full of beer, etc)
  • A lifejacket

Click here to be sent a PDF of the workout to take with you before your next weekend at the lake!


Make sure you warm up first – a 5-10 swim or a jog would do the trick. Alternatively, do 20 jumping jacks and 20 alternating lunges four times each to lubricate the joints and get the muscles warm and ready for action. Do 20 reps of each exercise in a circuit, keeping the transitions between the exercises quick so your heart rate stays elevated. The whole thing should feel like cardio. If you can repeat the whole circuit four times, you have definitely earned your cocktails on the dock! homerbeer Check the videos for tips on form and proper execution and click here to download a PDF that you can tape up at your cottage for a summer of keeping fit and feeling good!

Station 1: Push- Ups:


Station 2: Paddle Pull – Ups




Station 3: One Legged Get Ups


Station 4: Jump Squats



Station 5: Hammock Abs


Station 6: Weighted Squats


Bonus Cottage Abs:

What do you think of the Cottage Workout? Leave a comment below! Don’t forget to download your PDF of the workoutand make sure to share with any friends you think would like to stay fit and feeling good at the Cottage this summer!

PS- If you conquer the Cottage Workout,  post a picture to and tag me on Facebook or Instagram  so I can give you props!