August is Back-to-School month, and I wanted to celebrate with a special Fandom Fitness Friday. One of my favorite books growing up was Anne of Green Gables. The story of a young orphan who comes to Avonlea and embarks on many adventures with her classmates is perfect this time of year. And the Anne of Green Gables mobility workout is perfect for this school year in particular.

School is definitely looking a bit different this year than in years past. Some students are going to school only part-time, others are doing virtual classes, and many more are shifting to homeschooling. Honestly, whether we are going to school or to work, mobility has never been more important. Moving throughout the day and stretching periodically helps improve our focus, our creativity, and mental clarity.

Anne of Green Gables mobility is perfect for helping us creatively. Anne Shirley was a spirited girl with a wild imagination (who I could immediately relate to). While she and her classmates go on wild adventures through Avonlea, their story isn’t as action-packed as a Marvel superhero movie, or Sci-Fi adventure. So, a more low-key workout, focusing on moving, but not high anaerobic exercise suits this workout well.

School Girl Memories

Anne of Green Gables was a favorite of mine growing up. Well, to be honest, it was my older sister’s favorite story growing up. She read all the books in the series and was heavily influenced by the time-era of the stories. I remember her subscribing to the Victorian magazine, which focused on Victoria-era fashions. She loved Laura Ashely, called her best friend her bosom-buddy, and swore she would name her first boy Gilbert. I mean, to be honest, it’s a pretty epic name. But that was Kim. She loved Anne of Green Gables.

Being Kim’s younger sister, I looked up to her, and if she adored Anne of Green Gables, by golly, so did I. But I really did actually love the story of Anne growing up in this picturesque town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. I related to Anne’s imaginative spirit. My own imagination sometimes got me into just as much trouble as Anne’s got her into.

I also remember watching the 1985 mini-series with Megan Follows as Anne, and my sister and I sighing over the handsome and charming Jonathon Crombie as Gilbert Blythe. Then they continued the saga with a television series called Road to Avonlea. The show didn’t feature the same characters as Anne of Green Gables, but it still had a great story.

Bringing Mobility to Our Lives

I’ve shared a few mobility workouts in the past. One of the things I emphasize with ZooFit is to make fitness, movement, and exercise a part of our lives. Make it fun, worth doing. And make it easy.

This workout can be done all in one go, perhaps on an off-day to practice active recovery from strength-training or high cardio. But one way I like to practice this workout is to break it up throughout the day- do one set of mobility exercises every half hour or so to get up and stretch.

Whether you use this as a workout or as a stretching break, let Anne of Green Gables bring you joy with this special mobility fandom fitness workout.

Anne of Green Gables Mobility

Do 10 repetitions of each exercise. You can find my demonstrations here on my YouTube channel, and practice the moves along with me, or do them after viewing the video.

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