A 6 Minute Anywhere-Workout to do With Your Kids!

Busy moms and dads, listen up!  Can’t fit in your workout today?  Finding it hard to get the kiddos away from their screens?

Help your kids reach their recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily activity, and get your workout in too.  Do this short workout one, two, three times in one day.  Every minute adds up!

Remember to keep it light-hearted and fun.  Shut off the TV, move your couch (or step outside), and get moving!

One-Legged Traveling Plank

I love planks.  But if you can hold the plank position for two minutes or more, you need to step it up a notch.  Add some variations to the move.  The possibilities are endless!  Here’s one great example of a plank variation.  Try at least 8-12 reps on each leg.

Tone Your Whole Body & Burn Fat In One Move

Add a plank, a one-legged squat, movement, and what do you get?  A great core, quad, glute, and upper-body exercise that burns lots of calories, to boot.  Bonus: No equipment needed!

Plank variations are some of my favorite moves, working not only the core, but other major muscle groups.  Incorporate more full-body exercises like this one  into your workout for maximum efficiency and results.  Can’t get enough?  Browse my “videos” section for more.

Remember to bend the knee as you lower to the ground.  Perform 8-12 reps on each leg.  Extra credit:  Add a push-up at the bottom.

Work It All At Once With Plank Rows

Need some variation in your workouts?  Here’s another killer plank move that’s a real multi-tasker.  It works not only your arms and back, but also your core and glutes.  My demonstration includes a beginner modification.

Depending on your fitness level, do 3 sets of 8-15 on each arm.  Beginners can also forgo weights to get the movement down first.

Firm & Burn–6 minute Video

For all you busy people out there who can’t always make it to the gym…(It’s much more fun to work out outside this time of year anyway!)…Here are some great moves to hit multiple muscle groups at once–which ups the calorie burn–all in 6 minutes.  Talk about multitasking!

This is actually one “interval” of my 45-minute Firm & Burn workouts, which combine high-energy cardio moves with targeted body shaping exercises (like the ones in the video) to tone and burn calories with maximum efficiency.  If this works for you, stay tuned…I plan to post more “sample” intervals in the future!  All you need is a set of weights.