It can be difficult to schedule workouts between job schedules, social commitments and your children’s’ after-school activities. That’s why Jeanette Jenkins, a.k.a. The Hollywood Trainer, is fond of morning exercise routines. Here, the world-famous personal trainer to the stars offers a 15-minute wakeup workout routine perfect for busy women.
Remember, aerobic physical activity should be spread throughout the week for a total of at least 150 minutes.
Jeanette Jenkins’ 15-Minute Morning Workout
Move 1:Jog in place for 60 seconds. While doing this, punch the air with your arms in speed-bag fashion.
Move 2: Immediately transition to 50 jumping jacks
Move 3: Safely get down on the floor and do 20 pushups-to-side planks
To perform a “pushup-to-side plank,” get into a pushup position on your knees or toes with your back flat. Do a pushup and as you come up, rotate your body left while keeping your right arm on the ground and extending your left arm upwards. Stagger your feet or stack them on top of each other.
Stay in this position for two breaths before getting back into a pushup position. Do another pushup and then rotate to side plank on your right side (with your left arm on the ground and right arm upward).
Move 4: 30 mountain climbers
To perform a “mountain climber” place hands on floor, slightly wider than shoulder width. Position one leg forward and bent under your body and extend your other leg back.
While holding your upper body in place, alternate leg positions by pushing your hips up, extending your forward leg back and pulling your rear leg forward under your body, landing on both forefeet simultaneously. Stepping faster can increase intensity.
Move 5: 25 squats
Repeat this circuit three times without stopping.
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