Welcome to the very first installment of Jalopnik at Home, The Workouts, where I, Erica Lourd, a wannabe fitness expert, give you fun exercise ideas involving your car. Seeing as Alanis King, former Jalop/ actual fitness instructor (RIP) isn’t here to tell me not to, I thought it would be a great idea to show all of you how to get super yoked, using your car.

Ok, so a few disclaimers before you rush to the comments to tell me about how I am an idiot. First of all—I agree, so that doesn’t hurt me. Secondly, I am not an actual fitness instructor, just someone who has attended a lot of fitness classes, (used to, pre-pandemic) rock climb, and lifted weights from time to time. So, theres a chance I don’t know everything. Third, and most important—do not attempt these if you have an injury that you feel these moves would aggravate.

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So just put on your gym attire, grab your 2007 Nissan Sentra, and— oh, you don’t have a Sentra? Your loss. Just kidding- most cars should be ok for the workout, thats assuming you don’t have a Raptor or something else with crazy high ground clearance that would make the tricep dips and the bridges pretty difficult, if not impossible, if you aren’t really tall.

I love working out almost as much as I love The Cars, and I hope you’ll join me in trying some of the moves in this video. These trying times are tough for those of us who go to the gym daily. Thats why I am here, making these videos, to instill some hope back in your heart.

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This episode is specifically for full body bodyweight workouts (meaning you don’t need any equipment), but trust me, I have ideas for exercises with car parts. Just you wait. Watch above to see what I picked out for the bodyweight edition of Jalopnik’s car workouts.

Video Producer for Jalopnik. In a committed relationship with her 2007 Nissan Sentra named Layla.

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