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Coming home from work after a long day of sitting in a chair to de-stress by lazing in another chair? Signed up for an expensive gym membership but just can’t drag yourself to go? Study and work taking up most of your time?

 

 

We’ve all been there.  For many, it can be challenging to find time to actually work out, especially moms who have to juggle chores and care for the household, and students who are always caught up with studies and tests.

Hectic schedules may be to blame but perhaps it all comes down to prioritising and making time for what’s important to us. After all, “We have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé.”

 

This is a photo of Sherlyn’s progress. As our founder and CEO, her schedules are always packed and yet, she is able to squeeze in her daily workouts!

If she can do it, we can too!

 

Now, are you pumped to be HIIT by a bunch of exercises? *pun intended*

 

What is HIIT?

 

It’s short for High Intensity Interval Training.

 

It’s any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.

Don’t have weights? Grab a bottle of laundry detergent!

Don’t have weights? Grab a bottle of laundry detergent!

 

Did you know that HIIT has proven to be much more beneficial than low intensity cardio if you’re looking to lose weight? A 10-minute HIIT session is more effective than 45 minutes running on the treadmill.

 

Why?

  1. It burns more calories!
  2. It strengthens your muscles and increases your metabolism, which means you continue to burn calories even after your workout!
  3. It doesn’t take up too much of your time.
  4. It is the quickest way to relieve stress, improve your mood and blood pressure!

 

We’ve come up with a short 10-minute workout you can do anytime and anywhere.

Complete each exercise below for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next one. Repeat the whole set 3-4 times and you’re done!

Jumping Jacks

Sit-Ups

Alternating Lunges

Burpees

Mountain Climbers

Now, it can be tempting to stop half-way through the pain, but push yourself as hard as you can, taking care to complete the exercises with the proper form. (Pro-tip: Record yourself and compare your form to the GIFs above, so you’ll know where to improve!)

 

How did you go? Let us know in the comments below! And don't forget to share this workout with a friend! 

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