A thanksgiving HIIT workout!

None of us want to spend time before (and definitely not after) our thanksgiving feasts. But why not feel like you’ve earned it with a quick, but dare we say intense, HIIT morning workout!

Do each exercise for 1-15 reps. Try 3 sets, and if you’re really hard core, 4:


Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms by your side. Push your hips back, bend your knees and lower into a squat. Reach your hands to the floor in front of you and put your weight on them. Jump your feet back so you finish in the plank position. Then jump your feet back to your hands, reach your hands over your head and jump upwards. Repeat this process by landing back into the squat position.


Get into the plank position and, keeping your body level, lower yourself down towards the ground. Before you touch the floor, push yourself up again. Don’t give in and drop your knees. Do this 15 times and tell us it’s not a challenge!

Swimming crunches

Begin in the starting crunch position. As you start to lift your upper body, move your right arm across your body starting from left to right at knee height. On the next crunch, do the same with your left arm. On the third, you do both arms at the same time – repeat this in sets of 3!

Squat jumps

Start in a squat position. Then, jump up and point your toes. Return softly back into a squat and repeat. This will also tune into some cardio!

Bicycle crunches

Lying on your back move your legs upwards so they’re at right angles. Lift your head and shoulders of the ground then move your right elbow to your left knee and repeat with the other side.

Mountain climbers

Start in the plank position, keeping your body as level as possible, pull one knee towards your upper body. Do the same with your left leg and repeat as fast as possible without losing your form.


Step out one foot in front of the other so your knee is at a right angle. Make sure your knee doesn’t go over your toes! Lower yourself down and push back up. This should hurt your quads and glutes mainly.

Short distance sprints

It’s a good idea to do these outside, unless you have a really long room in the house! Sprint as fast as you can for a length of your choice (remember to be hardcore!), make sure you explode off of the balls of your feet at the beginning of each one!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

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