Jeanette Jenkins: 10-Minute Workout


Jeanette Jenkins (a.k.a. “The Hollywood Trainer”) is known in celebrity circles as the woman who will whip you into shape. Her clients have included Serena Williams, Alicia Keys and Carmen Electra, and she is often interviewed on fitness-related segments on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show and The Tyra Banks Show.

When we asked Jenkins her thoughts on working out just 10 minutes a day, she said: “10 minutes is definitely better than nothing. The best way to maximize your results with just 10 minutes is with total body strength-training moves, interval training, stretching and meditation. That said, for effective cardiovascular fitness, you really need at least 20 minutes per day to enhance your endurance.”

Here, Jenkins outlines her ideal workout when you only have 10 minutes.

Jeanette Jenkins’ 10-Minute Workout

Move 1: 25 pushups

Move 2: 30 mountain climbers

To perform a “mountain climber,” place hands on floor, slightly wider than shoulder width. Position one leg forward bent under body and extend other leg back. While holding upper body in place, alternate leg positions by pushing hips up while immediately extending forward leg back and pulling rear leg forward under body, landing on both forefeet simultaneously. Intensity can be increased by stepping faster.

Move 3: 30-seconds of sprinting in place

Move 4: 25 jump squats

Move 5: 10 side shuffles

Move 6: 25 squats with bicep curl to shoulder press (at 5 or 10 lbs)

Move 7: 25 back rows and back taps (at 5 or 10 lbs)

To perform back rows and back taps, while leaning forward, start with your arms fully extended downward, weights in hand. Pull your elbows straight back such that you feel your shoulder blades pull together. Simultaneously alternate tapping one of your feet behind you as you pull arms back.

Move 8: 25 reverse lunges with bicep curls on each leg

Move 9: Finish your 10 minutes with 50 bicycle crunches

Jenkins recommends performing this routine at least three to five times per week for best results.

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(Photo credit courtesy of The Hollywood Trainer)