If you're looking for a no-excuses workout, we have one for you. It's only 10 minutes, works your entire body, and doesn't require any props — although you can add light hand weights to some of the moves to increase the burn. This quick workout will get your heart rate up to burn calories while strengthening your legs, arms, abs, and butt. Press play and get ready to sweat.
Yoga is a great way to work out when you're pregnant. It strengthens the body for birth while also stretching the tight muscles often associated with pregnancy. Yoga also helps expectant mothers connect with their breath, an important part of managing labor. Try this 10-minute yoga series, created and led by YAS yoga instructor Amanda Cosindas. It works the legs and opens the hips — just what pregnant women need!
This 10-minute workout video, created for FitSugar by celeb trainer and Promax DOer Holly Perkins, will get your heart rate up and work every muscle in your entire body. Press play and follow along as Holly leads you through this fat-blasting workout.
For this workout, all you need is a set of dumbbells, between three and five pounds, and enough space to lunge and do skaters. Ready to work your booty? Then bring it!
Working out while pregnant can sometimes feel like an uncomfortable chore, but grab an exercise ball or chair and try this arm workout — half of the moves are done seated. Building your biceps is not only helpful for holding your baby but is also great for lugging around that car seat, too. This 10-minute workout will tone your arms and strengthen your back. Grab a set of dumbbells, press play, and get ready to become a strong mama.
If you have 10 minutes to spare, this is the workout for you. It's so fun you won't realize how hard you're working. Terry Shorter, founder of the R.I.P.P.E.D. training method, leads you through a varied workout that mixes classic strength-training moves with plyometrics and martial arts. Press play and get ready to sweat.
Every bit of exercise counts! Even if you have only 10 minutes to spare, we have a workout for you. We've put together a 50-minute, full-body, strength training routine by combining five Class FitSugar videos. Now you can tailor your sweat session to fit your fitness goals.
Tight on time? Stick with the first video, Jeanette Jenkins's fat-blasting workout. If your schedule allows, then move on to legs, arms, and ab workouts, all taught by some of Hollywood's hottest trainers. Then end your workout with our 10-minute yoga flow series to stretch and lengthen while cooling down.
As always, you can combine these videos to create the workout you want. Let us know your fave combo in the comments sections below. Have a good workout!
This 10-minute fat blasting workout video, created for FitSugar by the Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins, will get your heart rate up and work your entire body. Press play and follow along as Jeanette leads you through reps of five intense exercises, which all give a little extra focus to toning the booty.
For this workout all you need is a set of dumbbells, between five and eight pounds, and enough space to kick and lunge. Ready to work your booty? Then bring it!
Every week I have a stack of fitness DVDs on my desk waiting to be tested. More than half of them have "10 minutes" or "five minutes" written boldly on the cover, implying that this is the length of the workout. Since I've done many fitness DVDs in my time, I know that while the DVD claims "10 minutes to a toner you," that is simply not the case.
We think, "10 minutes? Well shoot, I've got 10 minutes to get in a workout." However, once you pop in the video, you find that there are actually several 10 minute portions to the workout that could add up to more than an hour. Sure you don't have to do them all, but I have a hard time putting in a DVD and simply doing the 10 minute warm-up and feeling good about my workout. I've even seen one minute workout videos — one minute! What is not made clear is that the video is actually made up of 127 one-minute segments, which is over two hours! Here we were thinking we were going to be done in one minute!
Sure, a few minutes is definitely better than nothing. However, I am mad that these companies are trying to draw us in with claims of getting in an entire workout in just 10, eight, six, five minutes, or even one. Why can't they just be forthright? I want to know what I am getting myself into and I don't appreciate bold misleading claims. Be wary of DVDs with such claims. I am not saying you won't get in a good workout, just don't expect it to be in 10 minutes or less.
On a side note, did anyone ever seen There's Something About Mary? Every time I see a video that promises results in 10 minutes or less, I think about the hitchhiker.