St. Patrick’s Day is America’s favorite excuse to enjoy beer, whiskey, corned beef and cabbage, and pinching strangers who aren’t wearing green. Those aren’t the only ways to celebrate the Irish-themed holiday, though. As an NCCPT trainer, you can take advantage of the light-hearted festivities and incorporate them into your clients’ workouts throughout the day. Here are some fun ways to include the spirit of the Irish in your St. Patty’s Day sessions.
If you work at a gym that requires you wear a specific uniform, you may not be able to do much by way of dressing yourself up. You could always incorporate St. Patrick’s Day themed hats, pins, bracelets, jewelry, etc., but if you’re limited in what you can do yourself, turn to your client.
Invite your clients to wear themed workout clothes or even go as far as to get an elastic green tutu for your clients to wear during their session with you!
Take advantage of the holiday and use it as an excuse to change up the day’s routines. Do something as simple as trading out a kettle bell or medicine ball for an oddly heavy potato. You could simply rename your workouts to fit in with the St. Patty’s Day theme. Or, you can go as far as try an entirely different workout, like Irish river dancing!
If you’re feeling particularly in the spirit of the day, you might even consider making a St. Patrick’s day themed snack or treat (like a green smoothie) or giving your clients a themed gift (like shamrock sunglasses from the dollar store).
Nothing gets you into the spirit of celebration better than themed music! With options ranging from instrumental traditional tunes to mainstream artists like Flogging Molly, U2, and Dropkick Murphys, there’s bound to be playlists that will fit your mood. Some song suggestions include:
“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” – Dropkick Murphys
“The Rocky Road to Dublin” – The Tossers
“The Blood of Cu Chulainn” – Boondock Saints Theme
“Salty Dog” – Flogging Molly
Don’t let the chance to celebrate slip by! What are some of the ways you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during and after work? We want to know. Let us know in the comments or use #stpattystrainerplans on social media!