Need a break from watching the news or scrolling through social media? As we adjust to finding our “new normal” during these uncertain times, it’s comforting to know that we can all seek out comedic relief in the same place: Netflix. While enjoying a show can be an excellent distraction from the goings-on of the outside world, our bodies could probably use a break from sitting after a long day of, well, sitting.
That’s why we put together a workout challenge for three of our favorite feel-good comedies on Netflix: The Office, Schitt’s Creek and The Good Place. An episode of each of these shows clocks in around 20 minutes, so you can squeeze in a laugh and maybe a few burpees during a break from work or before bed.
Tune in to a random episode, or start the show from the beginning, and get ready to get moving!
In this NBC sitcom, which aired from 2005-2013, a documentary crew follows the lives of Dundler-Mifflin Paper Company employees.
Anyone in the office goes to the vending machine: 10 Burpees
Jim looks at the camera: 10 Squats
Michael laughs at his own joke: 25 Crunches
Pam answers the phone: 20 Lunges
Angela talks about her cats: 10 Push-Ups
Anyone takes a coffee break: 30 Second Wall Sit
Ryan is referred to as “The Temp”: 20 Reverse Lunges
Dwight talks about being a volunteer sheriff or Assistant Regional Manager: 20 Mountain Climbers
Michael gathers the team in the conference room: 20 Side Lunges
Anyone visits Toby or Kelly in the Annex: 10 Jump Squats
This Canadian sitcom premiered in 2015 and follows a wealthy family who loses everything and rebuilds their life in a town called Schitt’s Creek.
Moira changes into a different wig: 30 Bicycle Crunches
Any character visits Cafe Tropical: 15 Squats
David says “Oh my God”: 10 Jump Squats
Any character says “Ew”: 20 Reverse Lunges
Stevie makes a sarcastic remark: 20 Mountain Climbers
Moira talks about acting: 20 Jumping Jacks
The Jazzagals hold a rehearsal: 30 Second Plank
Roland invites himself along to something: 30 Second Wall Sit
Alexis name drops a celebrity or talks about her past partying lifestyle: 10 Burpees
Ted makes a dad joke: 10 Shoulder Taps
The Good Place
In NBC’s The Good Place (2016-2020), four people from different walks of life navigate the afterlife together after ending up in “The Good Place.”
Anyone calls for Janet: 10 Burpees
Jason mentions Florida or the Jacksonville Jaguars: 20 Jumping Jacks
Chidi mentions a philosopher or ethics: 20 Squats
Tahani name drops a celebrity: 10 Push Ups
Eleanor tries to say a curse word: 10 Lunges
Anyone from The Bad Place makes an appearance: 30 Second Wall Sit
The Judge mentions a TV show: 10 Jump Squats
Eleanor calls anyone “Dude”: 20 Crunches
Chidi has trouble making a decision: 30 Second Plank
Michael makes a speech: 20 Mountain Climbers
Post written by FFC Contributor Natalie Casper.