Is this the best husband ever The man who combines his workout with housekeeping
Housekeeping and exercise are both chores that, though essential, can be tedious to carry out on a regular basis.
But one man believes he has found a solution that is both time-effective and fun: combining the two to create a cleaning regime that doubles as a workout.
Steve Markovich, 57, from Crescent Springs, Kentucky, has perfected his hybrid routine over the past 16 years.
Clean-living: Steve Markovich has developed a routine that marries a workout with the housekeeping
Marrying popular resistance-training methods with day-to-day housework, it comprises vacuum lunges, window-cleaning squats, sofa-lifting and even kitchen
Unlike many fair-weather workouts, most of Mr Markovich's workout can be completed indoors, save for the seasonal
charm of a springtime lawn mow while carrying a backpack of books.
Wax on… wax off: Most of Mr Markovich's activities can be done indoors, save one or two fairweather tasks
Unsurprisingly, his regime has proved a huge hit with his wife, who calls his unusual regime 'cute'.
Not only is her husband in great physical shape, but her home is absolutely spotless.
Now Mr Markovich is producing videos instructing others how they can follow his workout plan, which he sells via his website for $20 each.
In shape: Mr Markovich has perfected his hybrid routine over the past 16 years, and is now showing others how to follow suit with a video, soon-to-be-published book and reality TV show
They are to be followed by a book, soon to be published, called Aerobic House Cleaning, and even a reality show is in the pipeline.
A nutritious clean living diet accompanies the sessions, but the odd
treat is permitted. A vanilla ice cream topped with peanut butter being
a food favourite.
When feeling especially energetic, Mr Markovich may even be tempted to drop a spoonful on the carpet – just so he can perform another rep of vacuum lunges.