Quick Holiday Workouts

These 3 quick workouts are perfect for after the holidays.


By Cori


The holiday season seems to be the time of year we just don’t seem to have enough time to workout. And eating well? Forget about it!

Family obligations, travel, parties, end of the year work stresses...Our workout routine becomes our last priority! We just don’t have time to spend an hour at the gym.

That is why it is important to have quick workouts we can do at home with just our own bodyweight. Having these quick options we can do anywhere, can help us stay on track even if it isn’t the workout we’d usually do.

So when you’re short on time this holiday season, try one of these quick workouts! There is a 5, 10 and 15 minute option below to help you stay on track even when you travel.

The 5-Minute Holiday Blast

Set a timer for 30 seconds intervals of work and move right from one exercise to the next. Complete 2 rounds of the circuit without resting.


30 seconds Burpee Sit Thrus

30 seconds Squat to Lunge

30 seconds Inchworm Push Ups

30 seconds Spiderman Mountain Climbers

30 seconds V-Ups

The 10-Minute Holiday Blast

Set a timer for 10 minutes and complete as many rounds of the circuit below as you can in that time. Even make it a challenge with friends and family and see who can complete the most rounds!


5 reps Jack Burpees

10 reps Half Burpees with Push Up

5 reps Bulldog Squat Jumps

10 reps per side Mountain Climbers

The 15-Minute Holiday Blast

Complete 3 rounds of the circuit below without resting. Work for 1 minute on each move before switching to the next move. Try to complete as many reps in the minute as you can. Record how many you do to beat next time.


1 minute Lunge Burpees

1 minute T Push Ups

1 minute Alternating Side Lunges with Hop

1 minute Plank with Punch

1 minute Banana Splits

Enjoy these workouts and even get your friends and family to do them with you!

Cori is the owner of Redefining Strength, a functional training facility in Orange County, California focused on helping each client find their strong. She started training and writing a fitness blog in 2011 because she wanted to empower people through diet and exercise so that they can lead healthier, happier lives.

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