Top 5 Improv Games For Fit Bit Steps

I average 2,000 to 3,000 steps every time I teach an improv class. Ever since I got myself a Fitbit for Christmas, I’ve been very aware of my personal activity. And after a good warmup game, I’m often thinking, man, I got a lotta steps for that one!

Here’s my Top 5 Improv Games for Maximizing Fitbit Steps:

  1. Bunny Bunny Toki Toki: with the constant hand gestures continually speeding up, this one really gets the wrists-a-rockin’.
  2. Kitty Wants A Corner: since you are constantly switching places with people in the circle, your kitty is going to be very svelte indeed.
  3. Enemy Defender: continuous walking to keep yourself aligned with two other people in the room gets your heart pumping in more ways than one.
  4. What Are You Doing? (in pairs):  Play out the action your partner mentions–full tilt if you can–then come up with an action that is not what you are physically doing. This game is like trying to pat your head while rubbing your tummy–and getting lots of steps!
  5. What You Got?: In this game of category-specific dance moves, you’ll be grooving in synch with your team in a dance-battle. With all those steps–everyone wins!

What are your favorite games for an improv workout? How many steps do you get in an average improv class? Show?

About Shana Merlin

Merlin Works is the brainchild of Shana Merlin: improviser, teacher, and performer. Since 1996, she’s been leading classes that stretch people’s imaginations, push them out of their comfort zones, and make them laugh out loud for hours at a time.

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