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Get Fit with the 12 Moves of Christmas Workout!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The holiday season has officially started, and you may have already noticed your fitness routine start to slip a little. To keep your motivation high in the crazy days ahead, we've created this fun, calorie-blasting cardio and strength circuit workout. The 12 moves in this routine don't require any sort of equipment, so you can do them anywhere. (No more excuses for skipping out on exercise during holiday travels!) Plus, did we mention that it's FUN? This workout constantly switches from one move to the next, so you never have time to get bored.

To do the workout, start from the top and work your way down the circuit. Go immediately from one move to the next, completing the number of reps (or minutes) listed next to each exercise. Move as quickly as you can to get your heart rate up and burn more calories. If you're a beginner, try the whole circuit one time through. For intermediate or advanced exercisers, do the whole circuit two or three times through.

This fast-paced routine may be just the ticket to help you avoid gaining those pesky holiday pounds this year. So, what are you waiting for? Blast your favorite festive tunes and get in the spirit while you sweat. Don't forget to Pin, Like, and Tweet to share with your friends! Happy Holidays!

(Click here for a PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF.)

Will you try the 12 Moves of Christmas workout? If you already have, how did you do?

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KAREN_EDMONDS 12/25/2019
Great exercises but can't do them right now with rotator cuff and tennis elbow issues!
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FERRETLOVER1 12/25/2019
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JANIEWWJD 12/25/2019
Awesome workout!!! Report
TERMITEMOM 12/17/2019
What a wonderful article! Thank you. Report
I like the holiday names for these. I just wish the PDF opened in a more printer friendly version... black & white without a lot of black being wasted... so I could print it out. Report
KOALA_BEAR 12/8/2019
I might be able to manage 2 or 3 of these but as others noted, the .pdf link is broken & most are beyond my fitness level. Report
PYNETREE 12/7/2019
Most are beyond my physical ability, But I love the Holuday Themed Workout, to inspire me to move what I can! 🎄 Report
PAMBROWN62 12/7/2019
Many are well beyond my physical capabilities but it’s a nice challenge for those more physically capable. Report
Quite beyond me but useful as a guide to change my strength workouts Report
Great ideas, but I'm not even sure I could do a burpee. Report
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Very cute. However, a burpee is still a burpee, lol. Report
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A good workout to do after eating all of those calories! Report
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Have always been a fan of "seasonal circuits". Of course, I modify! That is the fun of using someone else's routine. 3 continuous minutes of plyo anything is not in the cards for me, no matter what the exercise! Those who have commented from previous years would be happy to know how much more extensive is the Spark People Exercise Library in 2017 about to be 2018. Happy moving to everyone, to every "body"! Report
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