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How To Master the 10-minute Workout for the Holidays

How To Master the 10-minute Workout for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means you’ve got plenty of holiday parties to attend. All good and fun, but it also means time is going to get tight, and the time to workout will be harder to find. Don’t fear, that’s the beauty of HIIT workouts. HIIT is by nature intense, efficient and can be done in short spurts. You can still squeeze in a workout in a short amount of time, even if you can’t make it into your FIT36® studio. Check out these 10-minute workouts to help you get through the hustle of the holidays. 


This one makes perfect sense for the holidays; you can do it anywhere. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with intensity followed by 15-seconds of rest. Have 20 minutes? Do each exercise twice.

This workout includes: 

Mountain Climbers


Pulse Squats

Russian Twists



Jump Squats

Tricep Dips

High Knees


10-Minute Abs 

Take this workout to tone your abs. 

Start with 30 seconds of jump rope to get your heart rate up. Keep your rope close because you’ll repeat 30 seconds of jumping in between each exercise. 

V Sit-ups: start by lying on your back with your hands by your side, palms down. Lift your left leg and keep it straight. Engage your core and raise your upper body, reach your right hand to the outside of your left leg. Lower and repeat. Alternate for 30 seconds. 

Jump rope for 30 seconds 

Plank with Knee to Elbow: from a full plank bring your left leg forward towards your right elbow. Then bring it back and alternate sides for 30 seconds. 

Jump rope for 30 seconds 

Pilates 100: lie on your back with your knees and hips bent 90 degrees and your hands by your side. Lift your head, shoulders and upper back off the ground all while engaging your core. Pulse your arms. Keep the rest of your body still, except for your arms. Pulse 100 times for this workout. 

Jump rope for 30 seconds 

Slow Bicycle Crunches: with your hands behind your head, do a bicycle crunch with your right elbow reaching for your left knee. Keep your right leg straight and off the ground, slowly come back and alternate sides. Do this for 30 seconds. 

Jump rope for 30 seconds

Side Plank with Leg Lift: from a solid side plank position, reach for the sky while raising your top leg as high as you can. Lower and repeat. Do ten reps on each side 

10-Minute Treadmill Blast 

Start with a light warm-up jog for three minutes. Run for 40 seconds of work and then slow to a walk for 20 seconds of rest. Do this ten times for an incredible cardio workout. This one may take a little longer than 10 minutes if you include a 3-minute warm up and cool down. 

The holidays are busy, we know. If you can’t make it to your FIT36® studio, try these three 10-minute workouts to help you burn fat and bring your fitness to a new level. Talk to your FIT36® trainer for more ideas. If you don’t belong to FIT36® and want to turn up the heat on your fitness level, visit to find out more. 

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