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Three 10-Minute Workouts That Blast Fat

During the busyness of the holiday season, you might be struggling to make it into the gym as often as you’d like. Between travel plans, extra events, and your normal daily responsibilities, it isn’t easy to carve out gym time every single day.

But just because you can’t make it to your favorite spin class doesn’t mean that you can’t get in a great workout. Because even in busy, hectic seasons, it’s totally possible to keep pushing towards your goals, making intentional choices, and seeing incredible results.

The secret? Choosing the best option available to you.

So, if you can’t get your normal eight hours of sleep, aim for seven. If you can’t eat 100% paleo while you’re staying with your family, that’s okay—pass on pumpkin pie and take two helpings of turkey. And, if you can’t make it into the gym, try one of these killer ten-minute workouts instead.

 


 

THE AMRAP WORKOUT

AMRAP stands for “as many reps as possible.” For this workout, you’ll set a two-minute timer and complete as many reps of the first exercise as you can before the timer goes off. Then, rinse and repeat for the next four exercises. This simple workout might only take ten-minutes, but, we promise, you’ll feel it for the rest of the day!

  • Jump Squats

  • Burpees

  • Plank Jacks

  • Sumo Squats

  • Tricep Dips (use the edge of a bench, couch, table, or chair)

 

AB CIRCUIT WORKOUT

This intense, ten-minute workout will have your abs burning all day long. You’ll have to reset your timer between exercises, but try to move as quickly as possible through the exercise sets to maintain the high intensity. Use this graphic for reference.

  • 30 seconds Bicycle Crunches
  • 30 seconds Elbow Plank
  • 10 reps Straight Leg Lifts
  • 16 reps Russian Twists
  • 30 seconds Mountain Climbers
  • 30 seconds Rest
  • 8 reps Superman Plank
  • 30 seconds Side Plank (left)
  • 8 reps Windshield Wipers
  • 30 seconds Side Plank (right)
  • 30 seconds Bicycle Crunches
  • 30 seconds Mountain Climbers

 

COUNTDOWN WORKOUT

This workout is simple, but it sure isn’t easy. If you’re looking for a quick way to burn calories, blast fat, and tone up those muscles, try this high-intensity, no-equipment workout. Better yet, get the family to join in, and see who can complete it fastest!

  • 100 Jumping Jacks
  • 90 Crunches
  • 80 Lunges
  • 70 Squats
  • 60 High Knees
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 40 Bicycle Crunches
  • 30 Calf Raises
  • 20 Burpees
  • 10 Push-Ups

 


 

Don’t let the craziness of the holiday season keep you from investing in your goals. Sure, you might not stick to your diet perfectly. And you might not make it into the gym five times this week. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep showing up for yourself, even in small ways.

So, try out one of these ten-minute workouts next time your schedule keeps you from coming in to see us. And remember—excuses will never get you results.

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