Happy Fit Friday, y’all!
This is the first of many upcoming Fridays, where I’ll share some of my favorite toning and conditioning moves with you. From arms and abs to kettlebells and cardio, I’ll set you up with moves that you can easily do at home and that require little to no equipment. Over the years I’ve come to realize just how much money I can save by working out at home instead of a gym. Between my Tone it Up videos and different BeachBody programs I am able to get just as great of a workout as the ones I used to do at my local gym, without having to pay a pretty penny to do so! If you are interested in moving your workouts to your home, check out this post for my favorite at-home workout equipment, and this one for my favorite Tone it Up workout videos!
For this first Fit Friday post, I decided to share my favorite HIIT moves. If you aren’t familiar with HIIT, it stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and consists of intervals of high intensity activity and periods of low intensity moves or rest. HIIT is awesome, because it is efficient, helps burn more fat, you don’t need equipment, and you can do it anywhere! It’s done in just a short amount of time (I’m talking 15-30 minutes), and is perfect for getting in a good workout even with a busy schedule. By pushing your body to the limit during the high intensity activities, you actually continue to burn calories after your workout… And who doesn’t like that? Also, you build a healthier heart by entering and staying in the anaerobic zone!
So really, there’s not much to not like about HIIT, is there?
For a quick and effective workout, complete two-three circuits of these moves.
2 minutes of the move, followed by 30 seconds of rest.
Start in the center of your mat. Skate to one side, then jump to the other.
Alternate lifting your knees to mid chest, “jumping” from one foot to the other.
Enter a deep squat, then jump straight up!
Start in standing position and lower hands to the mat. Jump your feet back to plank position, then jump back to meet your hands. Stand straight up and repeat.
Start in standing position, then jump straight up, pulling your knees towards your chest.
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What are your favorite HIIT moves?
How are you staying fit this new year?