Optimal 25 Min Workout

First 10 Minutes - Cardio

Start with the incline treadmill. Take the incline all the way up. Set the speed to a sprint that challenges you. Sprint for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. If this is too hard in the beginning, sprint for 30 seconds, rest for 1 minute. Repeat until 10 minutes is complete. This gets your body warm and heart rate up. Added bonus: buddy box jumps with a high five for 1 minute. 

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Second 10 Minutes - Weights 

Now you're ready for some weights. We like to choose two weighted exercises and rotate between them for 3 sets. For this workout, we chose curtsey lunges and weighted side leg lifts. Do 12 reps 3 times. This interval training keeps us building muscle and burning fat. Don't rest too long between each exercise. Keep the heart rate pumping. 

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Last 5 Minutes - Abs

For the last 5 minutes, we pick a challenging core workout. This time we chose plank high fives with an added push up. Not only does this strengthen your abs, but you're simultaneously working every other part of your body. We do the exercise for 30 seconds, rest 30 seconds. If you're by yourself, place yourself arm extended length away from a wall. Tap the wall with one hand, put it down, do a push up, tap the wall with the other hand, put it down, do a push up. Repeat. 

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Cool Down 

Our all time favorite cool down has become taking a walk outdoors. We know it's not always the most convenient thing to do after you've just hit the gym, but trust us, it's one of the best ways to appreciate the workout you've just completed and appreciate life more in general! We started with walks down our neighborhood sidewalk: 5 min out, 5 min back. Now most days, we enjoy taking a 30 minute walk! Take the time to assess how your body feels, drink some water, and observe all the great things around you!