Hey there! Happy Wednesday.
How’s the week going?
It’s been a good one over here so far. I worked Monday and then had an audition for a group fitness instructor position yesterday! And guess what? I got the job!
I’m so excited to begin “officially” teaching and can’t wait to learn more and develop this passion of mine into a career. It looks like I’ll be teaching a couple classes a week beginning in April. Woohoo!
My audition went well in part because the fitness center manager was very welcoming and helpful. It was clear she wanted me to do well and wanted to be a source of support as she new that I’m new to teaching! I really appreciated it.
For the audition, I had to prepare a 30 minute workout that included a warm up and cool down and be able to offer modifications for exercises and demonstrate proper form. Even though I have lots of experience creating workouts, I was quite nervous!
I ended up choosing to go with a 20 minute total body Tabata workout because this style of HIIT is really effective, especially if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck timewise! Plus, Tabata is a fun and high energy workout format.
Here’s what we did after warming up with some breathing, dynamic stretches, and simple cardio moves:
T1: plank jacks/power squat
T2: lie down push-ups/goblet squat with alternating front kick
T3: weighted punches/plyo lunge
T4: high jump with alternating side row/thrusters
T5: weighted jog/half burpee
So, for each Tabata, we alternated between two exercises. It’s definitely one I will be coming back to in the future!
If you are short on time you can FOR SURE get in an awesome workout regardless. You do not need hours and hours to work out, really! My recommendation is to perform a routine that incorporates strength and cardio in interval format to really make the best use of the time that you do have!
If you need some inspiration, I’ve got some great workouts from around the web to share with you!
Love the format of this 20 Minute Total Body Workout from PB Fingers.
I really dig her workouts, like this Work it All 30 Minute one!
Some awesome moves in this 30 Minute Interval Workout.
Truthfully, some of my best and favorite workouts happen in 30 minutes because you’ve gotta kick up the intensity and focus to get the job done! Go for it.
Hope you have a great day and I’ll see you back here on Friday!
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Let’s Chat: How long do your workouts typically last? Favorite workout when you’re short on time?