It’s time for a new you!

Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is in full swing, it’s time to take on the new year. If I can share one piece of advice, it’s this: Make it a point to change your lifestyle, rather than checking off your resolutions. I’m confident you’ll find it easier to achieve your goals that way!

To further help you, I’ve created a quick workout series that will transform your fitness game. I know you won’t always have an hour to spend at the gym, but you’ll probably have at least 5–10 minutes to spare. You won’t need any equipment and the exercises are short and sweet.

Let’s get started!

MORNING WORKOUT
Try to fit this in before noon. (Personally, I like to do this before I shower or eat breakfast.)

Warmup: 30 seconds of jumping jacks and 30 seconds holding a V-sit.

Complete as many rounds as possible in 4 minutes.

10 air squats
15 lunge pulses (each side)
10 burpees

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DESK WORKOUT
Whether you work 9–5, part time, or are a stay-at-home parent, fit this in before 5 p.m.

Heel taps: sitting with proper posture at the edge of your seat, alternate extending each foot forward and tap your heel. Keep abs engaged. Do this for 2 minutes.

Leg extension pulse: sitting with proper posture at the edge of your seat, extend one leg forward, keeping your knees in line, and pulse. The higher off the floor you can hold it, the harder it is. Do this for one minute on each leg.

Static knee crunch: sitting with proper posture at the edge of your seat, engage your abs to lift one foot off the floor until your knee touches the underside of your desk. Hold this position for one minute on each leg. Don’t forget to keep breathing!

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EVENING WORKOUT
Squeeze this in before you go to bed.

Warmup: 30 seconds of jumping jacks and 30 seconds holding a V-sit.

Perform one minute of each. Complete the list twice.

Lateral lunges
Squat jacks
Bicycle crunches
Pike push-ups

If you have thoughts on the workout, leave your feedback in the comments. We’d love to hear from you! Also, be sure to stay tuned for the next workout in this series of mini workouts.

iFit Trainer

Emily Wiley

WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.