Adding Some Intervals

I want to introduce everyone to one of my favorite workouts this Wellness Wednesday– Interval workouts. The monotonous movements on a stationary bike, elliptical, stair master, and treadmill are not exactly what I would call thrilling. These types of workouts have been getting a lot of buzz lately for their fat burning benefits and quick weight loss. Interval workouts are start-and-stop motions of sprinting, or close to sprinting speed, followed by periods of rest or light movement. They eliminate the long 45 minutes you spend on a machine because you can get all of the benefits in 20 minutes and I know even while planning a wedding you can spare 20 minutes. I want to show you a few of my favorite interval workouts to take with you the next time you go to the gym.

Treadmill Workouts

If you’re a runner or are looking to become a runner then you’ll love some of these treadmill interval workouts.

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If you want a few more routines here are some links to great websites providing you with challenging and fantastic workouts: 25 Minute Interval Workout, 2.5 Mile Workout, and 40 Minute Workout.

Elliptical

If the elliptical is one of your favorite like mine then enjoy!

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Here are some links to a few more workouts: HIIT Intervals, 20 Minute Workout, and Boredom Busting Workout.

Stationary Bike

Pretend like you’re training for the Tour de France with these biking intervals.

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Here are some links for even more workouts: Cycling Routines, Fat Frying Intervals, and Ladder Spinning Workout

At-Home

If you don’t have time to get to the gym then try some of these at home.

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Enjoy these links to a few more workouts: Tabata Intervals, 20 Minute Cardio, and HIIT Cardio.

Add these workout variations to your routine and we promise you’ll love the excitement it brings into your life. Remember, it doesn’t need to be more than 20 minutes for you to feel a burn and you should be working to at least 80-100% during the hard parts. Good luck with your 2013 fitness resolutions and wedding day tone-up!

Happy Planning,

Tat