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Day 5: Low-Impact Cardio at-Home, Sweat it to Shred it

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

Focus :   

Low-impact cardio at-home or from wherever you are if you’re outside like me! This is literally our focus. Cardio is an essential, cannot be left out, part of shedding excess weight, calories and fat. This is how our bodies are designed to move those toxins and that excess out. The lean muscle we are building 3 days/week is also helping to burn, even at a resting pace, that excess, but our cardio and HIIT days are needed to exercise our hearts, burn more fat and really get things moving along! Yes it’s true, we need to sweat it to shred it.

There are many ways to get your cardio workout in, and if you already have one you love, then keep doing it. But do try to add these in as well and find your challenge within. Push yourself out of your comfort zone.

It’s amazing how simple it is to get a cardio workout. It doesn’t require anything fancy, equipment or a certain place, yet it is something that often gets skipped or overlooked if: 1. We aren’t regularly going to a gym; 2. We don’t have a sports activity which provides cardio; 3. We may not like it, or are no longer in cardio shape it’s tough to push ourselves back into when we feel winded so quickly! Today’s low-impact cardio at-home workout is meant to be accessible to everyone from wherever you are and from whatever level you are. Do this with me, have fun doing it, and get excited about how quickly it will start getting easier AND see how your energy picks up throughout the day afterwards!

Equipment Needed :     

Your mat, 1 heavier hand weight, and 1 booty band. (The band is optional, though it’s going to significantly up the benefits of today’s workout!)

Class Level :     

ALL levels. Modifications will be given for any exercise where they might be needed, otherwise you’ll go at your own pace, listen to your body, and we’ll all push ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Make this YOUR workout!

I know that low-impact is often a concern due to injuries or other reasons. So, these workouts, though some light jumping or hopping is involved, are low-impact, beginner-friendly, and you can pick them up to be harder or tone them down to meet you where you are at.

The Course of this Class :   

You might notice a cross over between this style class and our HIIT. The main difference is that today we try to keep the heart up the entire time, whereas with HIIT we bring it up and down. We start with 1 set of 3 lateral exercises. Next, you have 1 set of 3 plank exercises. Following is a 3rd set with 3 standing lunge exercises. Then, you’ll have a 4th set with 2 side plank exercises. Finally we finish with the 5th set, 4 ab exercises. You won’t repeat any set. You’ll be able to add your weight to increase the cardio challenge. Which if your goal is fat and weight loss, you are definitely going to want to do. If your goal is getting more muscle tone and definition, you will also want to add the weight in!

Let me know if you got a sweat in comments ! 👇🏼

If this is your only cardio and you are feeling like you could have done this class 2x, then GO FOR IT! Press replay!

Goals :     

Low impact cardio exercise at home. Cardiovascular strength and stamina. Cleansing. Fat burn. Weight loss. Muscle tone and definition. Improve and increase fitness level. Boost energy and metabolism. See visible progressions in your body and get results: lose fat and gain strength. Have fun 😉!

Next up : 

Create flexibility.

Other fit challenges you may like :   


Cardio Trampoline classes to try :   

Trampoline Workout using Plyometrics, HIIT training + Cardio, Core on Fire Trampoline Workout Class, 20-20-10, Cardio Bounce it!

Cardio Jumpboard classes to try :   

Jump for Joy Cardio Day “Reformer Every Day” FRIDAY, Fat-Burning Jump Jams, Your Strength and Cardio Workout ALL IN ONE 👊🏽, oh yeah!

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