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A quick 20 minute workout plan to mix things up from a Los Angeles personal trainer.

Clock It

By Susan Howard

Wake up

Go to the gym.

Repeat.

I am always going on and on about consistency with workouts, but sometimes it feels a little like Groundhog Day — like what am I doing here again?  I am so bored and unmotivated.

Here’s a fun one for you to try to shake out the gym blues and challenge your body.

Bring a watch or set your phone to 60 second intervals.

Then pick 10 of your favorite moves:

Jump squats Bicep curls Push ups Military press Lunges Bicycle crunches Handstand Chin ups Incline press Rows

Now do as many as you can of each item for 1 minute only.  Once you are done you never go back to that move.  Take 60 seconds to rest in-between moves.  The whole thing will be done in twenty minutes and you’ll still have time to pick up a latte and scramble some eggs for your kids’ breakfast.

Word.

Stay Ready.

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Keep moving throughout your day -- even at work -- if you really want to lose weight and get in shape.

Just a Sec

By Susan Howard

My clients that have successfully lost weight have one thing in common.  They wanted it.

They wanted to drop excess pounds more than they wanted to keep them.  You want it, too, you say…but how much?  Instead of excuses they found possibilities to make healthy choices and squeezed in moments to move no matter what.

Over the years, I’ve received photos of clients doing push ups in the snow, squats in an O.R. hospital room, biking in the rain, and crunches on the floor of a plush office.

We are animals meant to MOVE.  Go get ‘em tiger.  Get back in touch with this need, the fire within you. Feel your heart pumping.  Steal away for a quick walk during your lunch break, something to make you feel alive in your body.

Here’s a quick workout if you don’t know what to do.

Squats – 20 reps

Push ups – 20 reps (or just hold the top of a push up and count to ..read more

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