I’m traveling for Thanksgiving and will not have access to a gym AND we are set to get hit with a snowstorm so running outdoors might not be the safest way to workout. Luckily, I shot this 10-min no equipment cardio workout for this exact scenario. 

We filmed this workout video in real time so you can do it along with me or follow the basic directions below. This routine follows the stacking model I use in my Power Burn classes at Burn Fitness Studios.

You will perform move #1 for 30 seconds. You then get a 30 second break. Next, you do move #1 for 30 seconds, followed by move #2 for 30 seconds. Take a 30 second break then start from the top adding move #3 after you finish move #2. Continue stacking on exercises until you finish round #5. It looks like this… 

  • 0-00:30 Move #1
  • 0:30-1:00 Rest
  • 1:00-2:00 Move #1, Move #2 (both 30 seconds each)
  • 2:00 -2:30 Rest
  • 2:30-4:00 Move #1, Move #2, Move #3 (all 30 seconds each)
  • 4:00-4:30 Rest
  • 4:30-6:30 Move #1, Move #2, Move #3, Move #4 (all 30 seconds each)
  • 6:30-7:00 Rest
  • 7:00-9:30 Move #1, Move #2, Move #3, Move #4, Move #5 (all 30 seconds each)
  • DONE!!!

This workout will take you 10 minutes. Take a 2 minute break and repeat 1-2 more times for a longer workout. 

Move #1 is a classic Jumping Jack. 

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Move #2 is a speed skater. 

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Jump side to side on your mat, sinking down into a single leg squat on each side. Make it more difficult by lowering down to touch your toe before hopping as far as you can to the opposite side of your mat. 

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Move #3 is a combination of burpees and cross body plank crunches.

Do 5 burpees and then continue to do cross body crunches in plank position until the 30 second interval is done. 

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Move #4 is another combination of 5 mountain climbers and then 5 hover jacks.

Make sure you do 5 mountain climbers bringing each need to into your chest a total of 5 times. A hover jack is like doing a jumping jack with your legs while in plank position. 

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My form looks terrible above because I’m exhausted but try to keep your back straight and not rounded… and wear pants that fall down your butt. I should have listened to that tip. 

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Move #5 is your classic high knees.

Really pump this one out and challenge yourself by going faster than you feel comfortable going. It’s the last exercise before you get a break. 

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I was dead by the end of filming and wanted to go “all out” so we chose to have me do a voice over instead of breathing really heavy while talking (or jumping with a mic on my back). 

Will you be attending your favorite studio on Thanksgiving or will you be doing your own thing (like me)?

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With Thanksgiving just a few days a way, that means it is officially the giving season. I will be hosting a bunch of giveaways over the next few weeks and the first one up is from Nourish Snacks.

Working from home, portion control will always be a struggle. It’s just too easy to grab another handful. I try to buy snacks that are sold in single serving packages to make it easy on myself. It’s also convenient for when I travel or pack a lunch. Unfortunately, these options are usually limited to trail mix or bars which can be expensive. 

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Like monthly beauty box subscriptions, the health industry introduced snack boxes. Some had iffy ingredients, others had too much sugar and I pretty much gave up on finding one I really liked. I was asked to sample Nourish snacks, a brand by NBC’s Today show Nutrition and Health Expert, Joy Bauer and to my surprise, the snacks were not full of sugar but were simple and made with wholesome ingredients.

The best part was that this wasn’t a reoccurring membership you had to have. You could just order the snacks when you wanted and even pick out the exact kinds you were sent!

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What separates Nourish from its competitors is the fact that servings are already measured and pre packaged. No serving is over 200 calories and each packet is a realistic snack serving size.  There are 35 snack blends that contain no GMO’s, no preservatives, no harmful artificial colors or sweeteners. They are also natural gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. 

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I think my favorite sweet treat are the Monkey Love granola bites or Menage-a-Mix for a kick of protein. Kathie Lee and Hoda recently named Nourish Snacks one of their favorite things of 2014. You can buy specific flavors a la carte at $10 for 5 bags, order a set of 20 for $36 or get 50 bags for $86.

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Win a Month’s Worth of Snacks

To win a sample pack of 20 healthy snacks from Nourish Snacks, simply leave a comment below letting me know what your go-to snacks are and how you keep their portions in control. Winner will be chosen Monday December 1st at 9am. 

If you don’t win and still wanna try Nourish, get 10% off using promo code SARAHFIT until December 31st, 11:59pm EST. Free shipping for orders over $25. 

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