15-Minute Full-Body HiiT Workout!

I’ve got a busy week so let’s get right to the point! This week’s Quickie Workout is a 15-minute full-body challenge! We start out with a single-leg side plank burpee – say whaaaaat? – then hiit legs with a front/back plyo lunge, take a mini-breather with time-under-tension bicep curls, then slam core with plank oblique knee tucks and a Pilates back extension variation! When we say full body, we mean it! 5 exercises, 3x each. Set your interval timers for 15 rounds of 50 seconds exercise, 10 seconds rest. Or if you’re feeling sassy, do the workout 4 or 5 times through! :::fist bump::: Equipment for this Quickie: Heavy Dumbbells, Sliders, Mat, Towel Oh, and don’t forget to stalk follow me on social media! That’s where the crazy fun happens! Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter  Instagram  Preview the exercises and learn proper form & modifications for this workout:   Now do the workout straight through in Real Time! With me! Yayyyyyy Woot!...

Ah, Push – P-Push It Real Good!

It’s still resolution time, and gyms are busier than ever.  I  love it – I thrive in a busy gym! Others? Not so much. There’s a tendency for regular gym-goers to have a cavalier attitude toward the newcomers. They know that fewer than 20% will actually stick around, and they look forward to the days when they don’t have to wait to use the squat rack. I get that. But in my gym, we always have to wait to use the squat rack! That’s because there’s one. One Squat Rack. Even though my gym is very small,  I love it when it’s busy. I joke that I’m going to walk around placing sticky notes that say, “Mine Mine Mine” on all the equipment I’ll want to use, but really, I find it very motivating to be surrounded by lots of people getting their fit on.  Resolution or not? I’m totally digging that people are at the gym! But my resolution is a bit different. The only resolution I made for myself this year is to get more sleep.  I’ve got the exercise thing down, I’ve got my diet dialed in, but now that I’ve launched This is Fit, taken on 3 personal training jobs, and still have a house to maintain and one child left in the nest, I’m recognizing my need to be smarter about rest and sleep. In case you haven’t noticed, I am a DOer. I almost never power down until I have to, and I almost never just sit and watch TV until my husband presses me to watch a movie with him. It’s just my...

Rock This Workout!

We’re battening down the hatches, throwing wood on the fire, stocking up on food, doing 25 jumping jacks approximately every 3 minutes, and randomly screaming things like HOLYEFFINGSH*TBALLZISITCOLD in defense against – and reaction to – the wicked cold that has descended upon the Midwest. I’m not sure I’ve felt cold like this ever. And it makes me wonder about the sanity of those who live in northern regions. No seriously, what’s the matter with you people. I’m always cold, and I hate it. If I’m moving around I’m not too cold, but if I’m doing work at my computer, I can wear three layers, a scarf, and a blanket wrapped around me like a toga and still be cold. IT’S SO ANNOYING. But I’ve discovered two things that truly warm me to the core: a hot hot hot shower, and exercise. And that, my friends, is my motivation to keep up with my workouts even on days when it sounds more reasonable to burrow under down comforters and never come out. In fact, I just HiiT last week’s workout, In Your FACE, and topped it off with some specialized strength training sets (push-ups, front-weighted step-ups, push presses, and so on), and for the first time all day, I’m warm. I’m warm!  I’M WARM! I mean, I’m hot. RAWR. So I know you feel like holing up with a non-stop supply of carbs, but buck up little camper. It’s time to hiit this workout. No, wait – it’s time to ROCK this workout. Cuz that’s how we roll. For this week’s workout, you’ll need two light Sandbells, one heavy...

12 Days of Kicking Ass Workout Challenge – Day 12! We Did It!

Merry Merry! You made it! It’s Christmas! It’s Day 12 of our 12 Days of Kicking Ass workout challenge! I won’t take up a lot of your time. Today is a day of celebration, family, faith, food, and fun. And if you wanna make room for all those holiday goodies, hiit this workout before you head to Grandma’s house! You know what my favorite exercise is, so no one will be surprised that the last challenge of our 12 days is a 3-way burpee challenge!  From my family to yours, I hope you have the merriest of holidays! Catch you on the flip side!  ...

12 Days of Kicking Ass Workout Challenge – Day 11!

On the 11th day of Kicking Ass, Laura gave to me….. Hmmm, what to do, what to do. I mean, we’ve hiit legs. We’ve hiit arms. We’ve hiit abs, and we’ve hiit cardio. What else can we hiit? How about all of the above? Today’s challenge is a full-blown Quickie Workout! This one is called Crush and Burn! In this workout you’ll sculpt strong shoulders, burn fat, and cardio UP in challenging high-intensity intervals! Burpees, hellraisers, kneeling get-ups, and a jump lunge variation mean this workout is loaded with intensity! Lace up your sneakers, set your timers, take a few deep breaths, then get ready to Crush & Burn this HiiT workout! Learn the exercises – plus make-it-easier modifications – by watching the workout preview below. Then set your timers for 50 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, and do this quickie as many times through as you can!  Beginners – aim for at least 2 times through. Take breaks between rounds if needed. Intermediate level – you get 3 rounds for sure. Advanced – HiiT this one 3-5x through! Merry Christmas Eve to y’all, and come back tomorrow for our big hurrah final workout challenge! For this workout, you’ll need paper plates as sliders, light sandbells or weights, and a mat.   Related Posts: Day 1 – EMOTM Challenge Day 2 – Legs on FIYAH! Day 3 – 8-Minute Abs Day 4 – Jumping Rope! Daaaayyyyy Fiiiiiiiiiiive – Stairs & Squats! Or Stairs & Burpees! Day 6 – Push-Ups, Push-Up, and more Push-Ups! Day 7 – Wall Sit Challenge, Bitches!  Day 8 – 3 exercises, 1-minute AMRAP each Day 9 – 3 rounds of 1-minute AMRAP knee tuck...