Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workout – Week Two

Here’s your second 10 minute QuickFix workout that you can use this summer when you can’t make it to the gym. I’ve designed each workout so that you can do it anywhere with NO EQUIPMENT and therefore NO EXCUSES!

Week 1 QuickFix Workout

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. We can all commit to 10 minutes to focus on our health and fitness. And if you focus for 10 minutes, you’ll be surprised at what a fabulous workout it can be! Follow along with this series and you’ll get a number of 10 minute QuickFix options so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute QuickFix Workout:

Warmup first.


Imagine you are holding a skipping rope and skip for 1 minute. Bonus if you complete with an actual skipping rope! Feel free to keep it low impact and instead of jumping, just walk your feet quickly on the spot while moving your arms as if you are holding a jump rope.

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kneedrops2Position yourself on your hands and knees with your hands underneath your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Keep your spine elongated and your core strong as you slowly lift and lower your knees a few inches. This can be a quad burner! Continue for 1 minute but feel free to take breaks as needed.

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Lie on your stomach and keep your abdominal muscles contracted throughout the entire exercise as you slowly lift your chest up off the floor while mimicking a breast stroke (reach forward with your arms and pull towards the side). Focus on elongating the spine versus lifting high and do not force your range of motion. Continue for 1 minute. Feel free to take breaks as needed or do just one arm at a time while supporting with the other arm. 30 second recovery and then complete 2 more times for 10 minutes total full body workout Stay strong, healthy and fit! Sherri McMillan Note:  As an avid Columbian reader, you can redeem a 2 week pass at her world-class training studio to help get you started.  Contact 360.574.7292 for more details. 





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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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