Reduce stress and build muscle faster with 20 minutes!


Happy Giving Tuesday!!!! Here is my tip for giving back today: Reduce stress and build muscle faster by exercising outside!

Holidays can be a crazy time for us all, so lets make it less stressful with this 20 minute workout…

With our busy lifestyles, finding time to workout can be difficult. Now add the holiday parties and annual get-togethers, and we tend to put your exercise last. For some people, driving to the gym can be longer than the actual workout! If you are like me and finding time to workout has been tough, then set aside 20 minutes for some toning.

If you can’t make it to the gym, then you’ll love this workout! In fact, doing outdoor full-body workouts are more effective especially in a time crunch. The fresh air generates a larger hormonal response increasing your body ability to build muscle faster. Did you know being outdoors also has amazing stress-reducing benefits such as the natural sunlight and being surrounded by nature.

Try this workout in the morning, at lunchtime or after work:

Its only 20 minutes! You can do it! Make a habit, find a routine…. ready, set, GO!

Warmup: 1 minute: kick up legs and reach for toes (straight legs)

  1.  Run/walk in place. 30 Sec
  2. Jumping Jacks. 30 Sec
  3. Pushups. 30 Sec
  4. Step Ups. Right Leg 30 Sec
  5. Step Ups. Left Leg 30 Sec
  6. Front Kicks. 30 Sec (Heel flexed kick straight leg toward front)
  7. Burpees. 30 Sec
  8. Plank 30 Sec.
  9. Crunches. 30 Sec
  10. Squat/Jump Squat. 30 Sec
  11. Dips on a bench/floor/ stair. 30 Sec.
  12. Lunge back alternating legs. 30 Sec.

Repeat steps 1-12 for a total of 3 rounds. (18 minutes) Add a minute cool down marching in place and your 20 minutes is up!!!

Leave me a comment if you tried this total body workout! Let me know what you think! Try to do this 3-4 times a week. For more advanced clients add a mile run in before and after the workout. Enjoy! Happy POST THANKSGIVING!

And make sure you find the time to workout!








Published by Couture Fitness

My journey to finding a healthy lifestyle has given me insight into the many challenges you may encounter. With extensive training and experience, I want to offer the world a better understanding of raw nutrition, lifestyle tips, and fitness. We only have one body to live in---so let's give it the best home possible!

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