3 awesome custom Ugi workouts

Ugi Fitness Ball

The last 4 months for me has been a full immersion into the world of Ugi (read my first post on Ugi).  This silly squishy ball has transformed this personal trainers business to the point where I have actually started a growing waitlist of people wanting to do my Ugi workouts.

This has changed my life, in terms of understanding that i’ve not ever exerted myself sufficiently.  I do exercise but never get my heart beat up to a constant level for more than 5 minutes.

-SB commenting on her 30-minute private Ugi training session

I have taught a group a large as 17 participants and many 1-0n-1 private workouts but my favorite are the small group workout with 3 participants. 3 people allows for the energy and camaraderie of a group but also permits the attention and fine tuning of a personal training session.

Here are some of my custom 30-minute Ugi workouts.

Ugi Virgin- A nice intro for Ugi first-timers who may also have been previously inactive. This workout features a balanced blend of upper and lower body strength, core strength and cardio. It provides sufficient challenge for all levels with simple movement patterns and easily modifiable intensities.

The Desk Jockey Workout-A corrective workout for those who spend all day at a computer workstation. This workout incorporates must-do strength exercises to prevent turning into a hunchback. Includes a full cardio component and ends with 5 must-do stretches that target those pesky muscles that tend to shorten and throw us out of alignment. At the end of this workout you should feel like you reversed all the damage of sitting all day long. (35-minutes)

Pink baby (for new mamas) Day 1. All the bending, twisting and hunching moves new mamas have to do while caring for a new baby are balanced in this workout. This workout will make being a new mama easier on your body and will prevent muscle imbalances from developing that can potentially affect your postural alignment even long after baby has gone off to college. Plus the heart rate is kept up the whole time to burn off those extra layers to restore your pre-baby physique. (Day 2 coming soon!)

Click here for the full list of exercises in each workout. Enjoy.

UPDATED! CLick here for a whole bunch of new Ugi workouts I have created for my personal training clients over the last several months. Handy PDF’s so you can grab and go!



More to come, these Ugi workouts are still under construction:

Pink Baby (Day 2)-workout for new mamas- Absolute strength & core

Special emphasis on reconnecting to the core and developing pure strength cuz baby is only gonna get heavier!

Ugi Athletica

High intensity intervals that include speed, agility & power training.

Ugi Sculpter

Utilizes the unique training concepts of supersets, trisets, & pre-exhaustion to really sculpt muscles for advanced toning. A little less cardio and functional training.

Beautiful Backside

A full body workout with emphasis on the entire backside. Calves, glutes, low, mid & upper back, rear delts. But especially the glutes.

Posture Trainer

Targets the muscles that have the propensity to become short and tight. This workout corrects forward head posture, rounded shoulders, excessive spinal curvature & protruding bellies.


Happy training,




What is your favorite Ugi exercise?

Have you invented any exercises using a Ugi?

Author: Shari Zisk

Shari Zisk B.A., has been a fitness professional for over 20 years. She was born, raised and spent most of her fitness career in British Columbia, Canada. She now lives in the United States splitting time between Los Angeles and Atlanta. Shari writes full time about how to sweat, nourish and glow!

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