Hi all! Hope it’s a great Tuesday.
I wanted to share some news before sharing my workout. As of this Sunday, I am officially done teaching Insane Cardio. As a refresher, I taught bodysculpting- pure strength training, interval sculpt- more HIIT with cardio and strength, and Insane Cardio class, which was like Insanity. I started that class about two months ago, and it became one of my favorites to teach for sure. I loved the fast pace and the challenge it brought. However, not many others did. The gym I teach at has more of an older crowd, which there is nothing wrong with! They are amazing and always push themselves. With that being said, the Insane Cardio class has a lot of jumping and is a very high intensity, even if you scale it back. In fact, the other Insanity class was just ended a few weeks ago after months of having no one show up. The popular classes tend to be pilates, yoga, and piloxing.
When I took the job in July, I had to sacrifice a bit to make it work and wasn’t sure if it even would work out. Aaron and I had to drive separate to church every Sunday, and I had to dart out at exactly 10:15 even if it wasn’t over. I never had a chance to stay and chat with friends or talk with Aaron about the message on the way home. It became frustrating to leave only to have no one show up at my class. Luckily, I have an amazing boss who knew I took this class on as a trial basis given my church situation, and when I told her it became too much to handle with not a lot of interest (honestly, the gym at that time on Sundays has around 15 people there total…) she was more than understanding. She actually found someone else to continue teaching the class so I am officially done teaching that. I feel great about my decision. I just wanted to clue you in since I won’t be talking about that anymore and you won’t be seeing it in my weekly workout recaps!
Alright, moving on!
I have talked before about the benefits of HIIT. It’s one of my favorites for a fast paced, sweaty workout that leaves you out of breath and sore. I love challenging myself with these, and have gotten my classes to start favoring these types of workouts, too. Yes, they are hard, but it’s totally worth it.
With the HIIT I teach, I make sure to go back and forth with cardio and strength. With this workout, I chose to do every other for cardio. Don’t get too excited, the strength portions are still challenging! This 20 minute HIIT workout is perfect to complete once for a workout, or you can repeat it to make it a 40 minute workout. I would take 1-2 minutes between rounds though for a break before repeating it.
20 Minute HIIT Workout
If you need any demonstrations of the moves, head over here and find them!