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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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NASFKAB 12/29/2018
Quite beyond me but useful as a guide to change my strength workouts Report
MARYGOLD5 12/26/2018
Great ideas, but I'm not even sure I could do a burpee. Report
97MONTY 12/26/2018
Thanks Report
SUNNY_JAE 12/26/2018
Thank you Report
ROBBIEY 12/25/2018
Nice Report
Awesome...thanks... Report
DMEYER4 12/25/2018
awesome thanks Report
PICKIE98 12/25/2018
Cute names! Report
2BDYNAMIC 12/25/2018
Wonderful! Report
LIS193 12/25/2018
Great workouts! Report
SPINECCO 12/25/2018
Thanks for sharing. Report
SKIMBRO 12/25/2018
Awesome! Report
AZMOMXTWO 12/25/2018
once again thank you Report
7STIGGYMT 12/25/2018
Clever! Report
AQUAGIRL08 12/25/2018
Thanks for sharing! Report
RAPUNZEL53 12/25/2018
Thanks. Report
BONNIE1552 12/25/2018
Very cute. However, a burpee is still a burpee, lol. Report
NEPTUNE1939 12/25/2018
ty Report
AMYRCMK 12/25/2018
Thank you Report
JANIEWWJD 12/25/2018
Great workouts!!! Report
SPINECCO 12/7/2018
Nice. Report
GGRSPARK 11/30/2018
Kind of cute but nothing new. Report
Fantastic Report
A good workout to do after eating all of those calories! Report
Great moves! Thank you! Report
Will do these. Report
Really cute! Report
Really cute! Report
awesome...thanks... Report
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
Excellent article. Thanks! Report
cant do jumping jacks indoors Report
so fun Report
love them thanks Report
Loving the tinsel twists! Report
We did it! Made appropriate modifications. Proud of ourselves. Report
Ouch! Report
Love the names of the exercises! Report
that will get your blood pumping this morning! Report
timely great moves! Report
Great! Report
Fun twist on things! Report
Great. Report
I truly loved this article!! Report
I will do them all Report
I am in a contest at my gym. I will be sure to include some of these moves.
thanks! Report
A slow cooker can help busy people make healthy meals faster. Report
You are stronger than you think you are. Report
Many of these exercises are beyond my aging body. I am finding that I am more flexible and stronger but not to this level yet. Report