At the age of 49, I started my social media wellness brand to help others see that age is only a number, and we are only as old as we let ourselves feel! I’m often referred to as the “jump rope queen” because of my passion for jumping rope to stay lean and fit.
My love for fitness stems from my childhood when I danced professional ballet. It extended into teaching exercise and nutrition classes in my twenties and eventually competing and placing in figure competitions over the age of 40. Now, my teenage daughters and I enjoy training together. It’s a great way to stay healthy, fit in a workout and make quality time for one another.
Aside from jump rope, I also practice a series of conditioning exercises called “dynamic cardio workouts” that are designed to be fun, energizing and amazing for burning fat and building lean muscle. I want to share one of my favorite circuits with you as the holidays approach — an efficient routine that will help keep you on track amidst the temptations of holiday parties and treats.
The workout below will only take 30 minutes, can be performed anywhere, and will help you achieve cardio endurance, overall conditioning, strength and flexibility. Not only will these exercises have you looking good, but feeling good as well!
Total-Body HIIT Circuit
Perform the first exercise for one minute, then rest for 30 seconds before continuing on to the next. This circuit should be performed four times for a total of 30 minutes.
I know you’ll love this workout as much as I do because it doesn’t require you to spend hours at the gym, but still has the perfect balance of exercises to hit each body part. It will increase your heart rate and help boost your metabolism to burn off all of those holiday goodies. Try waking up a little earlier each morning to fit this workout in and then enjoy the rest of the day!