One-Mile Express Workout for Your Abs

By , Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
Who says you need to get on the hard floor for an effective abdominals workout? In just 10 minutes, this high-energy, express-style indoor power walk works your whole core without ever having to get down on the ground. The standing routine targets all the muscles lining your waistline as you walk to get an extra mile's worth of steps for the day. This walking-based, core-centric routine can easily be done in a small space at home or on the road, making it easy to meet your daily step count goals, rain or shine.

As an express walk, we won't be spending too much time warming up or cooling down, so please feel free to add in your own or another light workout to help you prep for this mile and cool down afterwards.

Did you enjoy this walk? Please be sure to check out my new Walk STRONG: 6 Week Total Transformation System! This all-new, low-impact program has everything you need to succeed, including online support and accountability. Save 20 percent when you use the exclusive SparkPeople promo code "687IQXUC" at checkout on Amazon.

About the Author
As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica Smith found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes, which led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellness coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, and now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit to learn more about her fun, results driven programs for all levels of exercisers.

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Love this workout, only 10 minutes, great! Report
I love her workouts I need to try this one thanks Report
I love walking! Report
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Workout looks great. But I'm a little slower pace type of person. I will need to break down the moves and pace it slower. Wish I could just put this on slow mo. Report
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I find these things when I click links then can never figure out how to get back to them again. I would love to do this in the mornings since it’s fast. Any suggestions on how to find or save it in Spark People? Report
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This is good information about how to do it without getting on the floor. Report
I claim my 5 points, then go to my fitness tracker and add the minutes as "aerobics." Report
I love the workout-didn't feel as much for abs but it worked me. I am in the same boat-asking for help. Anyone know how to track this? I can't find it in videos and only going in to where you can buy her full system anytime I look. Report
I love this workout. Report
It doesn't save to "My Workouts" which is accessed through Videos. It does save to "My Favorites" but getting in there I can't see how. Report
How do you add this to the exercise tracker? I can't seem to figure it out. I loved the workout. Report
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I liked this video and being able to do everything while walking, but I can't say it made my abs feel anything. Maybe I have to figure out how to tighten my abs while doing it :) Will keep doing this video though, it was good for cardio for sure Report
Love this workout! Report
I love working out with Jessica Smith! Great workout here!! Report
perfect before-work work out. 10 minutes, but i feel as if i've really done something! Report
This was better for me than others by Jessica. Nothing bothered my joints. I enjoyed it. (Liked the music more, too.) Report
Love your workouts Jessica and Peanut!! I have also been doing some of your workouts on youtube! WooHoo! Thanks so much! Report
Do you have a walking exer. That is slower? I can't seem to keep up I am 68 Report
A lot of this looked familiar to me, as Leslie Sansone does a lot of these same moves. And yes, they do work! Report
I love working out with Jessica and Peanut (LOL) Report