Reality TV star and fitness coach Jillian Michaels is also a mom, which means she understands it can be hard to fit in a good workout. The personal trainer recently shared a short, high intensity workout with us that's great for burning calories, boosting metabolism, and accelerating physical conditioning—and fits in even the busiest mom's schedule.
“We all know mommies don’t have time to waste,” Michaels says. “We need to use our time as efficiently as possible, and that’s why training with the most metabolic techniques get the best results when short on time.”
Michaels' workout, from the Jillian Michaels app, uses a combination of HIIT intervals and multiple muscle exercises, which "build core strength, stability, agility, speed, strength, and power—which every mom needs," she says.
Follow along with the video and try it for yourself!
Jump Jack Squat (10 seconds)
The Jump Jack Squat is great for cardiovascular conditioning, lower body strength (glutes and quads), and calorie burning.
Skaters (10 seconds)
Skaters are great for cardiovascular conditioning, core stabilization, lower body strength (glutes and quads), and calorie burning.
Squat Jacks (10 seconds)
Squat Jacks are fantastic for cardiovascular conditioning, lower body strength (quads and calves), and calorie burning.
Surfer Get Ups (10 seconds)
Surfer Get Ups are a great move for cardiovascular conditioning, core, chest, shoulder, triceps, and quads. And they burn a lot of calories.
Everest Climber (10 seconds)
Everest Climbers are great for cardiovascular conditioning, core, chest, shoulder, triceps, and quads. They also burn a lot of calories.
Lateral Burpees (10 seconds)
Lateral Burpees are fantastic for cardiovascular conditioning, core, chest, shoulder, triceps, and quads. They are also a great move for torching calories.
Don't forget to take care of yourself before and after your workout!
"I always recommend a quick 3-5 minute cardiovascular warm up—you can jog around the block, jump rope, run up and down your stairs, etc.," Michaels says. "Static stretching is OK for cool down, but foam rolling is ideal. Be sure to stretch or roll quads, glutes, hamstrings, psoas, shoulders, triceps, chest, low back."
Libby Ryan is Editorial Assistant for Parents.com.