Try This: Chicago's Cubicle Crunch Routine

It’s summertime and the last place we want to be is in the office. So, if you’re looking for a new way to boost your productivity, CHI-lebrity has the perfect way to re-energize your work day while you wait for the clock to strike 5.

We bring you Stephanie Mansour’s (CEO of Step It Up with Steph) famous Cubicle Crunch routine. Watch the video or read her top tips below. Either you way, you will be on your way to feeling better in no time. No coffee needed!

Shoulder Rolls

Bring your shoulders up to your ears, back, and down. Then reverse the shoulder rolls.

Neck Stretch

Relieve neck tension by dropping your right ear down toward your right shoulder and feel a stretch in the left side of your neck. Hold for five deep breaths, then repeat on the left side.

Chest and Back Stretch

Reach your arms up, clasp your hands above your head and stretch up. Then round your spine forward, reaching the arms forward, and then reach the arms back up and arch the upper back. You can also reach over to the right, and then over to the left.


Sitting down, twist over to the right, and hold onto the arm of your chair or your desk. Then switch sides.

Wrist Stretch

You can reduce carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis by stretching your wrists. Press your hand and arm away from your body, then turn your fingers down. Use your other hand to gently pull your fingers down away from your wrist. Feel a stretch underneath your wrist, hold for 10 seconds, and repeat on other side.

Glute Stretch

Stretch your glutes and relieve low back pain by crossing one ankle over your knee and leaning forward. Feel a stretch in your glute, hold for 20 seconds then switch sides.

Hip Flexor Stretch

Step one foot about 3 feet forward, and lunge into the front leg. Bend the front knee, and keep the back leg straight. Feel a stretch in the front leg’s hip flexor.

Hamstring Stretch

Stretch your hamstrings to also relieve low back pain by standing up and leaning forward, letting your head and arms dangle in front of you. You can open your feet as wide as your hips and even bend your knees to make this more comfortable.

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