When your workout routine isn鈥檛, well, working out, you might turn to tried-and-true gurus聽like Jillian Michaels or Tara Stiles聽for a bit of聽#fitspiration. But the聽latest mover and shaker in the fitness world聽isn鈥檛 who you might expect.聽Liu Xiangxia聽has developed a simple but jaw-droppingly聽intense routine of swinging, squats and high kicks that is bound聽to聽kick your聽workout back into gear. The best part about Xiangxia鈥檚 routine is that it can be done聽anywhere and by anyone 鈥斅爀ven an 85-year-old like herself!


Xiangxia obliterates聽all of the excuses that we could ever聽dream up聽to skip聽exercising. After suffering from a stroke 12 years ago, Xiangxia 鈥斅燽ased in a village in聽Zhejiang, China 鈥斅燿idn鈥檛 let a lack of聽space or formal聽exercise equipment prevent聽her from achieving her health and fitness goals.聽Instead, she invented聽her own at-home, 90-minute workout routine that flexes a wide range of muscles while requiring only a dumbbell, your聽own body weight and a few household聽items.


Couch potatoes聽and yogi masters alike聽would聽be impressed by what Xiangxia聽does to maintain her聽strength and flexibility. Doing the splits and lifting weights is just part of an ordinary day at the gym for Xiangxia. She touches her palms to the floor and her toes to her forehead with enviable ease. She tones her killer quads with effortless squats against聽her balcony rail. She swings from an ordinary metal bar with the agility聽of聽Tarzan.聽And her unassuming聽high kicks have so much grace聽that you鈥檇 never聽notice聽as聽they came swinging at you with powerful force!

We鈥檙e convinced that we can forgo聽pricey (and, let鈥檚 face it 鈥 unused)聽gym memberships and join Gym Xiangxia at聽no cost. But our results may vary from聽those聽of聽this olympian octogenarian.

Has Xiangxia inspired you to get moving and shaking? Let us know in the comments below!

(h/t: Bustle; media聽via Business Insider)