We’re marrying cardio and strength-training in a time-saving, fat-busting combo. To kick things of, you’ll do walk/run treadmill intervals and use free weights. Go to fitstudio.com, and click on “Workouts” to watch the moves and get started!
Sandra’s Treadmill Challenge mixes intervals of walking and running with strength-training moves that firm you up head to toe. That winning combination turns your metabolism into a furnace. The best part: You’re in and out in 30 minutes—casseroles take longer. It’s a recipe for success!
TIP 1: Commit to 20
Doing 20 minutes of exercise a day can make a diference in your health and jeans size.
TIP 2: Be Heart-Smart
Use the treadmill’s built-in heart rate monitor to accurately track calories-burned and workout intensity.
TIP 3: It’s Going Down!
Work your quadriceps (muscles in the front of your thighs) and build knee strength, using the treadmill’s decline feature.
TIP 4: Knee’d a Break?
Running or walking on a cushioned treadmill deck reduces impact on your joints.
TIP 5: Make a Mocktail
For a healthful smoothie, combine 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup vanilla
yogurt, and a cup of ice. Blend in a blender until creamy. Pour into a martini glass. Enjoy!
TIP 6: Free at Last!
Strength-training with free-weights ofers you a wide range of motion, letting you mimic the same moves you make in real life.
TIP 7: Make Your Move
Sandra’s Treadmill Challenge includes this exercise—a “wall sit”—which frees up your legs and glutes, while the biceps curls work your arms. Hold wall sit 45 seconds, as you perform biceps curls; rest 15 seconds; repeat twice. To boost your burn, hold 60 seconds, rest 10 seconds; repeat three times.