This morning's workout consisted of a warm-up inclined walk (11% incline) on the treadmill for 20 minutes and a circuit training session. Below is the list of exercises and a few explanations of my workout. The best advice I can give to make sure you get a workout in during the day, whether you have a busy schedule or lack motivation, is to just get up and do it in the morning! Waking up is the hardest part, but you must be willing to get out of bed if you are determined to get healthier and accomplish your goals!

Circuittraining is one of the best ways to combine cardio with strength training. As long as you are going as hard as you can for the time or reps that you are instructed to do then you will see plenty of benefits! A few benefits of doing circuit training are:

  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Burns fat
  • Release endorphins to help reduce stress!


To complete this circuit with little rest and as quickly as possible. Repeat each round 2-3 times. Time yourself for 30 seconds per exercise *unless instructed to get a number of reps*

Round 1:

Tuck jumps

Core: Bicycle crunches

Alternating lunges

Single-leg glute bridges

Line hops side to side for 1 minute (find a line and jump side to side over it with both feet together as fast as possible)

Round 2:

Push-ups (try to get 15, focus on full range of motion)

Split squat jumps (lunge position, jump up, switch legs, repeat)

High knees in place

Core: Leg-lifts (25 reps)

Line hops forward and back for 1 minute (find a line and jump forward/backward over it with both feet together as fast as possible)

Round 3:

Alternating lateral lunge

Dumbbell front raise

Burpees (at least 15 reps)

Body weight jump squats (as fast as possible!!)

Core: Leg-lift to leg push out (20 reps)


Make sure that after you complete this workout you are fueling your body with the appropriate amount of protein and glutamine to help repair your muscles!


*If you are in the area and are interested in getting together to train with me, just leave a comment in the box below and we can schedule a time*


Photography courtesy of Krista Miller.