6 Easy Ways to Fit In A Quick Workout on Turkey Day

Quick Workouts - Thanksgiving Day - The P.E. Club NYC

1.) Create Your Own Tabata

4 exercises of your choice back to back, 20 seconds of each with 10 seconds rest between each exercise. Complete 5-8 rounds and you're done in under 20 minutes. This will spike your heart rate in no time, and if you've picked appropriate exercises, will be way more efficient and beneficial to you than an hour of steady state.  

Here's are a few sample tabatas - give them a try: http://bit.ly/28Pw1bm

2.) Sign up for your local Turkey Day 5k!

There are plenty of Thanksgiving Day 5ks that start early in the AM.  This is the best guilt-free way to start the day.  You'll be done by 9am, which is just enough time to put the turkey in the oven and start cooking up a storm.

You can find all the local holiday runs, HERE!

3.) Bang Out Some Classic Push-Ups.

There's nothing like a good old fashioned push-up & pull-up combo!  Add a cardio burst between sets with squat jumps or mountain climbers...or even add a burpee or 2.  See how many sets you can accomplish within a 10 min. period.  You'll definitely feel the burn. 

4.) Get Your EMOM on. (Every-Minute-On-The-Minute) 

First things first...what is EMOM? 

This workout is a series of very simple short, hard, fast bursts of exercises that start Every Minute On the Minute for 16 minutes.  Pick 2 exercises and allocate one to the event minutes and the other to the odd minutes.  Time yourself with no rest for the entire 16 minute period.  Here's a variation to get you started:

    • Even Minutes: 14 Goblet Squats
    • Odd Minutes: 10 Pushups
  • Rounds: Repeat exercise pair for 8 rounds. (16 minutes of exercise)

5.) Add small props for a big burn.

You don't need a treadmill or a squat bench to get the job done.  Our Long & Lean class requires little to no equipment, and you can recreate the class at home for a quick burn.   Grab your resistance band & gliders and try this total-body workout at home.  

Watch now: http://bit.ly/2ax7IuO

*You can use a towel or paper plates on a hardwood to act as gliders!

6.) Club Members Only: Get in your Cardio Homework for the week!

If you're a personal training client or have purchased a class package, you have exclusive access to Cardio Homework - a secret page on our website containing workouts for you to crush in between sessions & classes at P.E. We want you to stay on track, and that starts with accountability.  

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ONLY Gym class heroes workout on Thanksgiving, after all.