December 12

12 Days of Fitness Workout


12 Days of Fitness Workout

Time to blow your mind. I didn’t create this workout for you to help burn off any extra treats you eat. Although, it will definitely help you with that.

I created it to help improve the QUALITY of your life.

You already know how it works. Exercise can help you sleep better, cut your stress levels and boost your immunity (all big issues this time of the year!).

That’s not even mentioning all the other healthy benefits … like helping to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

Quick and intense workouts (like the one I’m about to share with you) have the added bonus of giving you all those benefits without taking a lot of time.

Family Time Alert.

If you have family around, get them to join you in this workout. This holiday-themed workout makes it so much fun! It’s a “ladder” workout, done to the format of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Every round, you add a new exercise, and you do that exercise for the number of reps it would be for the day it represents in the song.

So, for round 1, you would do 1 squat thrust, and then for round 2 you would do 2 squats + 1 squat thrust, day 3 would be 3 push-ups + 2 squats + 1 squat thrust … all the way to day 12, when you would do the whole thing from day 12 through day 1.

12 Days of Fitness Workout
Warm up with 5-10 minutes of light cardio … walking in place, treadmill, etc., and light stretches (leg swings, arm circles, etc.)

  • 1 Squat thrust (burpee with no push-up)
  • 2 Squats
  • 3 Push-ups
  • 4 Speed skaters
  • 5 Plank shoulder taps
  • 6 High knees (each side)
  • 7 Ab bicycles
  • 8 Lunges
  • 9 Crunches
  • 10 Mountain climbers
  • 11 Russian twists
  • 12 Jumping Jacks

Be sure to cool down with some light movement (walking, stretching, etc.) to bring your heart rate down.

It’s a fun way to get a little movement in, and also spend time with your friends or family. ENJOY!! 

If you need visual references for the exercises above, here are some examples:
Squat thrust (burpee with no push-up) –
Squats –
Push-ups (can also be done on knees vs. toes) –
Speed skaters –
Plank with Shoulder Tap –
High knees –
Ab bicycles –
Lunges –
Crunches –
Mountain Climbers –
Russian Twist (can be done unweighted) –
Jumping Jacks (shows variations) –

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About the Author

Originally born and raised in Russia, Val comes from a professional background focused on customer service, business administration, and legal work. Since serving people was always something Val enjoyed, she used her life-long passion for health, fitness, and nutrition to help other women reach their transformation journey goals. Now Val is a fitness, nutrition, and mindset coach with a primary focus on wholesome holistic nutrition with over 10 years of experience in the field.

Val Sikora

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