In a fitness rut? Us too – until we found this quick work out circuit from Fitness Magazine to add to our exercise regime. According to researchers at the American College of Sports Medicine: For minimum health gains, do moderately intense cardio (hard enough to break a sweat) for at least 30 minutes (step it up to an hour if you wanted to loose weight), five days a week, plus total-body strength training twice weekly. The cardio is easy – getting motivated for the strength training (unless you have a P90x video) can be daunting.
Good news: Here’s a simple (we tried it, and it is) total-body circuit-training routine from Joe Dowdell, co-owner of Peak Performance NYC, is perfect for days when you feel pressed for time. Do each exercise for about one minute; complete the circuit two or three times.