Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts

Ain’t nobody got time for that! This trendy saying sure does ring true in the summer when people are busy with kids, holidays, vacations, camping, and BBQs and many are struggling to find the time to maintain their workout routine. Well, worry no more because this 10 minute Quick Fix workout will help you improve and maintain your fitness all summer long!

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down.

Although many of you may question whether 10 minutes is enough to reap rewards, if you go hard and strong, it will be a fabulous mini workout set and definitely challenge your body! Over the next few weeks, I will provide you a number of these 10 minute QuickFix sets so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute QuickFix Workout:

Warm-up first

Fast Feet for 5 with Lateral Jump & Reach/Touch Down

Start by running your feet quickly on the spot 5x, then jump or step to the side and reach towards or touch the ground. Return back to the center and complete another 5 fast feet and then jump or step to the other side and reach towards or touch the ground. Continue for 1 minute.

Squat Elbows to Knees

Keep your knee caps pointing in the same direction of your toes and your feet about shoulder to hip width apart. Squat down to a comfortable position reaching your elbows towards or to touch your knees. Return to the start and reach to the sky lifting your heels off the ground up onto your toes. Maintain an elongated spine and keep your core active and strong. Continue for 1 minute

pushupplanka(1)Push-Ups With Rotation

Lie on your stomach. Position your hands on the floor a few inches beside your shoulder. Make sure that your elbows are directly over top or to the inside of your wrists. Keep your abdominals contracted and your back in its neutral position. Now slowly push up. Once at the upper extended position, slowly lift one arm and rotate and reach that hand towards the sky. Return the hand back to the ground and repeat the push up and then rotate to the other side. Continue for 1 minute on your knees or toes. Placing your hands on an incline like a bench or step, will provide a more gentle entry level option.

30 second recovery and then complete 2 more times for 10 minutes total full body workout!

Enjoy your summer, have fun and stay healthy and fit!

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Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at

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