Happy Holidays! I can’t believe we’re in the thick of it all – my does time fly! I hope your day is going well so far and hopefully it’s about to get even better!
I’m Christina aka @trirun_twinmom. I’m a competitive age group triathlete, personal trainer and yoga instructor. I was stoked to be Live with Fit Approach today and excited to have you join me for my 12 minute Holiday Hustle Workout! Special thanks to Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water for sponsoring this session.
During the holidays it can be especially hard to find time to get your sweat on and boost that metabolism. As a mom to three-year-old twin boys, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to make time, but this time of year it’s more important than ever to find time to stay fit, healthy and HYDRATED. 12 minutes is all it takes. You can do this simple and effective routine at home, in your hotel room, mother-in-law’s house, park, beach… anywhere really. I like to do it early in the morning before my boys wake up or during their nap time.
Why do I reach for Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water? Mineral water is a wholesome and natural way to hydrate – it contains zero calories, no sugar, and no added chemicals, and it’s naturally carbonated. Gerolsteiner supplies the body with indispensable minerals for its functionality. It provides essential nutrients like 80 mg calcium and 26 mg of magnesium per 8 fl oz. Our bodies can not produce these minerals so we must consume them daily–the best way to do so is, of course, with Gerolsteiner!
Even though it’s only 12 minutes, this workout is designed to get the heart rate pumping and sweat flowing, so I’ll have a bottle of Gerolsteiner handy as it both refreshes and replenishes my body and being well hydrated keeps me energized. Alright, grab your bottle and let’s get this hustle started!!
Make your way through each move for 1 minute each for 2 rounds.
Fast Feet/High Knees
Almost like running in place. For “fast feet,” just keep those feet moving! At the 30 second mark, try to work your knees up higher towards your chest for “high knees.”
Bring feet hips-width distance apart. Squat low and spring up into a hop off the floor. Land lightly back down in a squat. Substitute speed squats if squat jumps are too challenging.
When lifting up out of your squat, weight shift to your left foot and kick out to the side or straight in front of you through your right foot. Replace your right foot and squat down. Alternate sides.
Find a plank / high push-up pose. Bring your right knee to your chest. Jump switch to bring your left knee forward and your right foot back. Keep jump switching between sides. To modify, crunch your right knee to your chest and step the right foot back before bringing your left knee in.
Find that plank again (or even just keep holding!). Stay stable through the shoulders and hop both feet out and back in like you would in a classic jumping jack. To modify, step each foot out one at a time rather than jump.
Come to your back. Hands can rest by your sides or slightly under your bum. Hover your feet off the floor by a few inches and cross one ankle over the other. Switch the cross while keeping the feet hovering. The closer your feet are to the ground without touching, the more difficult this move will be.
Hope y’all got a great sweat on! Make sure you recover with some Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water (get that calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate in) and stretch it out. Maybe even check out Stacey’s 5 favorite yoga poses on the blog, or Liz’s version of them on Facebook, for a little stretch and recovery inspiration. Happy Holidays, and keep sweating!
Want to work out with me? Watch the video here or below!
Thanks for keeping us healthy and hydrated, Gerolsteiner!