FitnessBlender Body Firming HIIT Workout for Beginners

 

Time:  21:49
Equipment needed:  Exercise mat

I really should do my reviews right after I finish a workout, so that my thoughts are fresh, but today I had to take advantage of the warm weather and get my window air units covered for winter.  This video was used as one part of my workout today.

This is a really nice beginner interval training workout.  It is good for either someone who is just starting to workout or someone, like me, who's getting back into the swing of things after taking time off.  None of the exercises used are difficult to do and what I really like about FitnessBlender's workouts are that each exercise is briefly shown before actually doing it.  This gives me a visual reminder of what's going on and what it's supposed to look like.

This workout includes a warm-up but no cool-down.  Be sure to do a cool-down and stretch when finished.

UPDATE: I just completed this workout for a second time.  I have a foot injury, plantar fasciitis, in my right foot and I no longer do any form of high-impact work.  So I want to suggest to you that you can modify anything that's too bouncy or that causes you to have to jump.

MODIFICATIONS:
  • Jumping jacks ---> low-impact power jacks.  One foot stays on the floor at all times.  Watch this video for a visual.
  • Fingertip to toe jacks ---> fingertips to toes.  Do the same base movement, just don't jump.