On the sixth day of Fitmas, Northern Bootcamp gave to me...

On the sixth day of Fitmas, Northern Bootcamp gave to me…

Day 6Welcome back to the Sixth day of Fitmas! We hope your tree is faring as strongly as your dedication to the Fitmas routine.

Our recipe book today offers a delicious ham recipe to help you plan for your health holiday meals!

If you have just discovered this series, check out our introductory guide to the 12 Days of Fitmas at this link. 

We recommend you start with Day 1 and work forwards from there. If you are playing catch up, complete the first four exercises using Day four’s routine.

ExerciseLeg Lifts

Today we’ll add a little boost to Day Two’s chair lifts.

Day Six Routine: Legs II, Hinges

  • Leg hinges, 2 sets of 10 per leg

Lean over using the chair for support again, and hinge over forward so that your back is flat. Lift your leg behind you as in the previous exercise.

Instead of bringing it back down, you’re going to bend your leg so your knee comes to your chest, with your foot flexed, then extend back out to a pointed toe.

Repeat ten sides per leg and then switch. Repeat.


Glazed ham with blackberry sauce


2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon brown sugar

150ml seedless blackberry jam

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 (3-4 kg) smoked, bone-in ham shank, trimmed

Cooking spray

For the sauce

225 ml apple cider

110ml dry white wine

225ml seedless blackberry jam

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 175°.

To prepare ham, combine 2 tablespoons mustard, sugar, b150 ml blackberry jam, and pepper in a small bowl; spread half of jam mixture over ham. Place ham on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; insert a thermometer into thickest portion of ham. Bake for 2 1/2 hours or until thermometer registers 72°, basting with remaining jam mixture occasionally.

To prepare the sauce, combine the cider and wine in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Stir in the remaining jam and 1 tablespoon mustard. Reduce heat to low, and cook until jam dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and stir in juice. Serve with ham.

Recipe via Health.com

Once you’ve finished today’s exercises you can move onto Day 7 here.


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