No Equipment Required At-Home HIIT Workout

If you’re new to Your Trainer Paige and have found me through my guest post over on Meals and Moves, welcome! And if you’re not new…go check out my guest post on Janetha’s blog Winking smile

This morning I woke up extra bright and early. It’s my normal posting time and I’ve already gotten worked on some virtual training plans, did my workout (granted, it was only 30 minutes…more on that in a sec,) and eaten breakfast Yup, I got up extra early today on my own, and I think I know why…

I’ve always said there’s some secret sleep-inducing ingredient in Indian food, because every time I eat it, I konk out within a couple hours. Last night (when I finally got my fix!!!)

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Hm. I’m just now realizing what my dal-something-or-other really looks like. Sorry about that. It was good, I promise!! Moving on…

Is it just me, or is this week flying by? I absolutely can’t believe it’s already Thursday.

I do have a sneaking suspicion why, though. This weekend is my BFF, Destiny’s bachelorette party (!!!!) and while I’m omgsofreakingpumped, the countdown’s on to make it all go off without a hitch. However, I can’t go into too much detail, because the beautiful bride-to-be is a religious reader of the blog (and I love you for it, D!) All I’m going to say is that it’s going to be legen-the-drinks-will-be-plentiful-and-there-might-be-one-that-includes-baileys-but-it-doesn’t-have-to-be-refrigerated-so-it-doesn’t-contain-dairy. So ’nuff about that.

Another reason this week’s flyin’ by, could be my excitement of looking forward to a fun group fitness class each day!

Monday was spin

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Tuesday was Body Attack, a boot camp/interval training-style workout

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Wednesday was power yoga…

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…which I used to take all the time (aka weekly) but honestly…I don’t miss it much. I’m so picky when it comes to yoga. Maybe when I move to a big city and have more than, say, one, yoga studio to choose from I’ll finally find a class that fits me. Until then I suppose I’ll be content on saying that I’m going to use yoga download but in reality never getting around to using yoga download except maybe 6 times a year.

Anyway, let’s get to today’s class, or non-class, rather.

Today, my only options were Step and Body flow, neither of which I’m fond of. You see, I want to be that person that likes step, but I’d rather get my cardio in while NOT feeling like a too-tall, uncoordinated fool, who trips over her feet or the step. And body flow combines too many “zen” methods of my liking (yoga, pilates, tai chi, pick ONE!)

Man I’m compain-y today…

SOoo, I’m cheating – but only kind of Winking smile

To offset my decision not to go to a Group Fitness class, I created my own class, in the form of a no-equipment required home HIIT workout:

Always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

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Class attendance: me. And you if you try it!

I tried to use common plyo exercises, but just for clarification on a couple:

floor to ceiling jumps (like a squat jump, but touch the floor in the “squat” portion)

Woo!!! I loved that I was able to keep my heart rate up even in the recovery exercises, and it was done in 30 minutes, including warm up and cool down.

After completing the workout, I headed back downstairs to get my breakfast on:

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Strawberry protein shake made with brown rice vanilla pp, almond/coconut milk, ice, half frozen banana, some strawberries, and a little stevia. I don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve had a green smoothie, but I have to say, I’m not missing that extra handful of spinach. I figure I get in plenty of veggies at lunch and dinner (and snacks!) so it’s not worth sacrificing a little taste – for now.

Well I’ve got a busy day of training clients at the gym, as well as some brainstorming for a couple clients’ plans, so I better get to it! See ya!

What food have you been craving lately?

I’ve also been craving sushi like a boss. I’ll have to rectify that soon, too.

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Comments

  1. Greek yogurt and almond butter together. I could eat it 3x a day right now and not be sick of it!

  2. I took care of my sushi cravings a few weeks ago. They don’t come often, but when they do? I suggest taking care of it asap!

  3. I’ve been all about the smoothies lately! The hot temps make me crave all.the.time.

  4. Love the no equipment workout! I’m going camping next weekend so I’m going to take this in hopes of getting my sisters in law to do it with me ;)

  5. Barney Stinson would be proud :) This workout will be perfect for me this weekend!

  6. Love this workout! I struggle too with getting into power yoga! I try it all the time but just don’t like it all too much! I hear ya on step class too! I am the worlds biggest klutz so it’s just too dangerous for me ;)
    Smoothies and salads have been all I’m craving lately! Must be the summer weather!

  7. Paige this is fantastic! I love at home workouts for those days you can’t get to the gym! This is wonderful :) You are one busy girl! I love you though OBVIOUSLY ;)

    I cannot get enough KALE lately

  8. Good stuff as always Paige. Just pinned this workout for later use!

  9. Great post! love that you were able to do your own work out at home instead of pushing yourself to do a class you really didn’t want to do. As coordinated as you would think I am because I teach Zumba, I am so clumsy, and Step is not one of my strengths, ha. Smoothie’s rock.. I am obsessed with almond milk … I go through wayyyy too much of it, and I get nervous when I am only down to one container in the fridge. I am so OCD w/ runningout of things. I make sure to have 2-3 stocked at all times…ha yeah I’m nuts :)

    • Uhh I have 1 carton of sweetened almond/coconut milk, 1 carton of unsweetened almond/coconut milk, and 1 carton of unsweetened coconut milk in the fridge right now. I completely understand ;)

  10. I’m way too uncoordinated for step as well. I’ve tried it twice and the last time I left after 10 minutes. If I break an ankle over that stupid step, I won’t be able to run. And if I’m going to get injured, I’d rather be doing something that’s worth it!

  11. Great job for getting those fitness classes in!
    Haha, oh my I hate step. Well, rhythm is just not my friend. I look like a flailing fool while attempting that class…not pretty.
    That HIIT workout looks like a great one! I’ll be saving that.

  12. I am definitely not a step aerobics girl. I am a klutz which is why I looked controlled movements that don’t require me to have an object in front of me when I move. I’m kind of obsessed with my microwave protein cakes. Every day is a new flavor adventure!

  13. I’ll have to bookmark this. Considering the only workouts I do are the ones I can do at home, this is pretty much perfect for me. :)

  14. I have been craving peaches! Maybe that is because I have a TON of them. lol. I just pinned this workout!

  15. oh i love your HIIT workouts. Might be stealing it next week for a client, k? Have fun this weekend!

  16. The almond-coconut blend is seriously SO much better than regular almond milk! Un. real.

  17. Paige, that workout actually sounds like something I could do…but what’s a burpee?

  18. I agree with you on Step. That may be one class that I kinda despise. I have no interest in it whatsoever, and would rather do anything else! It’s so good to know that your not feeling the spinach in your smoothies lately either. I used to always put it in mine, but lately.. I can so do without it. Thanks for that HIIT workout!

    I’ve been craving smoothies as usual this week, ohh and clementines. I can seriously eat like 9843 of them a day! Soo good :)

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