30 Min Fitness Blitz

Think you don’t have time to work out? You do. It’s the intensity of your workout that’s key. A short–burst, high–intensity workout boosts your metabolism and tones muscles. Get moving with this 30–minute “quickie” routine that includes cardio and resistance training that will blast up to 350 calories in just under 30 minutes, and you’ll build strength while you’re at it.

Fitness Blitz: The 30-Minute Workout

What if being too busy to work out was no longer an excuse? What if you could get an effective workout in 30 minutes a day? Think about it: 30 minutes. That’s just half an episode of Gray’s Anatomy.

Everyone thinks that if they don’t have an hour, than it’s not worth it, if you need an hour, think about how you feel at 59 minutes and 59 seconds. Then wait a second. Does something magical happen at 60 minutes? The answer, of course, is “no”. Our bodies are responsive to exercise on a continuum, not on a time-based threshold. An effective workout can be had in any amount of time, given how you manipulate the variables of the workout.

Doing something is better than doing nothing, thirty minutes is a realistic time frame for us to take out of our day to take care of ourselves.

What Makes Up a 30-Minute Workout?

To maximize the benefits, your 30-minute workout will consist of both resistance training and cardiovascular training. Two-thirds resistance training and one-third cardiovascular training. In a 30-minute workout, that’s 20 minutes of resistance and 10 minutes of cardio.
A more intense workout burns more calories per minute, and will result in a much stronger post-exercise reaction. In essence, when you push the intensity, you traumatize the body (but in a good way).
The metabolic system sends a message that it needs to make this person a lean, mean, fighting machine.
Resistance training will cover the whole body. Your Elite Fitness instructor will be covering many major muscle groups at once, by combining lower- and upper-body exercises.