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The Workout That Keeps One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women Strong

You’re busy. I’m busy. We’re all busy! But, how does one of Canada’s most powerful women — Rona Ambrose, former Leader of the Official Opposition, and a champion of women and girls on the international stage — fit in time to work out, five to seven days a week?

Well, it’s not easy.

But it is fun.

We’ve been following Rona on Snapchat (@Rona.Ambrose) and she’s kind of awesome. Okay, really awesome. I mean, look at some of these Snaps!

And not only is she living proof that all it takes is a commitment, planning and a good attitude to make time for workouts, but also her reason for doing so is enormously inspiring and resonates deeply with us:

“Representing and standing up for Canadian women and families every day is a passion of mine. And just like them, I work hard to find balance in my life,” Rona tells us in an email. “Working out is such an important part of keeping my life somewhat ‘normal.’ Even though my job is 24/7, I love it!”

And, guys, we have her workout!

Rona Ambrose’s Workout

A few notes before you begin! Rona uses 12- and 15-pound free weights for this workout, and the butt challenge is straight out of Cosmo magazine (you know how we feel about a good butt challenge!). In between days of doing this workout, Rona says she loves to going skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. (Man, we need to visit Canada more often!)

Warm up: 10-20 mins running on treadmill to warm up

Full-body move: 15 reps of dumbbell clean and press

Cosmo’s Butt Challenge:

  • 15 reps x 3 sets: squats
  • 15 reps x 3 sets: lunges on each side
  • 15 reps x 3 sets: donkey kicks
  • 15 reps x 3 sets: dead lifts with free weights
  • 15 reps x 3 sets: glute bridge

Ab work:

  • The hundred
  • Leg raises
  • Bicycle kicks
  • Scissors

Bonus: 20 reps of bicep curls with dumbbells

I mean, if she can fit it in, we all can, right? Right!Jenn

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1 Comment
  1. Gen says:

    Before saying Rona Ambrose is awesome, you should learn about Canadian politics. Then you would know she voted in favour of a motion that sought to resurrect the abortion debate in Canada when she was Minister of Women Status. That’s who she is.

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