There are a million reasons why making it to the gym can often feel impossible (I’m too tired! It’s too cold! All of my leggings are dirty!), but 2019 is the year that “I’m too busy” is hereby banished from the list of excuses to not workout. While carving out a dedicated treadmill hour between meetings and meal prep and all other adulting is a heavy ask, making time for 10-minute micro-workouts is arguably something everyone can manage—even if you can’t make it to an actual gym to get it done.
To make it even easier, fitness pro Jillian Michaels is here to help. Her 10-minute, full-body workouts—care of the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels app—require nothing more than a set of barbells and a few free minutes during lunch. The routine includes 24 different moves, like squat thrusts, plyo pops, and double crunches, each of which is performed for a 25-second interval. Because you’re changing things up so frequently, your heart will be pumping hard, and you’re pretty much guaranteed not to get bored.
According to Michaels, one of the best ways to stick with your New Year’s fitness resolutions is to figure out the logistics in order to keep them consistent. “It requires looking at your life, your schedule, and working your fitness goal into those logistics. The most important thing, though, is making time for your workouts, so you have to schedule them,” she says. Make them a priority, and stick them on your calendar the same way you would a doctor’s appointment or an important meeting. Chances are you’ve got 10 minutes lying around somewhere in your schedule to spend taking care of yourself.
One note: While getting in as much active time as you can is a great way to keep your goals on track, Michaels notes that you should be aiming for at least four 20-minute sessions a week in order to see results, so feel free to pencil in a few extra minutes of cardio alongside her HIIT routine.
So cut out 10 minutes of Instagram scrolling from your day (another New Years resolution potentially worth making), and follow along with Jillian below—without ever having to leave your living room.
We’re all for fitness that doesn’t require putting on pants and/or leaving the house. See why digital fitness (à la Jillian’s My Fitness app) is all the rage for 2019, and check out how you can get an effective strength training workout in 5 minutes.
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