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9 Badass Fitness Tips From Your Favourite TV Characters

June 22, 2015 3 min read

Has the incredible spring television line up completely messed with your fitness aspirations? It may be hard to fit in your workout between Mad Men, Gotham and Game Of Thrones, but we've got a solution for you! Deep within each of your favourite shows lies exercise wisdom so read on to rediscover your workout mojo!

Silicon Valley

It is obvious that these guys (and gal) are not likely to be found lifting weights at the gym. All that time sitting in front of computers screens is deadly, which makes them perfect candidates for exercising at the office. Deskercise, anyone? No matter what your job is, we've got a few moves that will help keep you toned when you're unable to hit the gym. Check them out here.

Mad Men

Mad Men, where the Old Fashioneds flow like water and everyone still gets to work, unleashing brilliance on the advertising world. Moral of the story, if you're hungover, work out anyway. It is okay to avoid the most taxing workouts, like cross fit or boxing but yesterday's poor choices don't have to carry over into today. Drink a coffee, grab a healthy breakfast and get to it.


The show may have just ended but you can still be inspired by it. Forget Jada Pinkett Smith's ass kicking bod for a moment and think about Detective Jim Gordon whose tactics may be easier to stomach. It is clear that he is driven by a cause greater than personal gain. Channel that and sign up for a charity fitness event. So, when your morning run feels like work, remember your cause and power through.

Inside Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer is hard not to love! She shatters stereotypes and is unapologetically bawdy in each and every episode. Amy tackles every topic imaginable and we're hardly through processing one laugh before we're on to the next. So, in the spirit on not getting bored, switch up your steady cardio for interval training, which alternates high and low intensity activities for a max effect over minimum time.

Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones displays some impressive feats of strength but today, we're going to focus on all the between the sheet workouts. GoT may not always have the greatest examples of healthy sex but we're looking past that for now to bring you the good news that sex can burn 144 calories per half hour and making out can burn 238 calories per half hour all thanks to an elevated heart rate. Do you really need a reason to give this one a try?


Our heroine has ascended the ranks to the attain leadership of the free world. Not an easy gig and no doubt it is difficult to find time to exercise. Channel your rage and anger to spur you forward. Are you like President Meyer and enjoy cussing like a sailor? Have at it when working out (but in your head, please, if you are sweating it up in public). Swearing can relieve pain so chanting, "I will fucking do this" may help you through those last few reps!

Orphan Black

Orphan Black's constantly expanding band of clones brings to mind one thing, group workout! Enlist a friend or family member as your designated workout buddy to keep you accountable and motivated. Even if you don't actually workout together, you can still check in to keep each other on track. Or, you could join a running group or an intramural sports league to cash in on the crowd benefits.


The physique of Matt Murdoch may inspire you to take up a mixed-martial-arts-parkour-boxing blend workout and if that's the case, more power to you but a far easier 'trick' to adopt would be the power that comes from killer workout gear. Treating yourself to workout clothes that look and feel great may but what you need to keep you motivated and working at a higher level.


Sometimes, it can seem mystifying that this group manages to pass their courses. Shenanigans abound! If this is a vibe that makes complete sense to you, you may benefit from exercise that doesn't seem like exercise. Think paintball, interpretive dance, surfing. If you're lucky, you'll be having too much fun to even notice that you are bettering yourself. No more excuses!

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