Bust Past the Winter Plateau with the CUBA Workout

15-Minute At-Home Workout

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Dreaming of the sunny south? I sure am! Bust past the Winter plateau with the C.U.B.A. Workout.

Winter can be a really hard time of year:

  • it’s cold
  • days are dreary and short
  • we stay indoors and hibernate

We tend to be less active in the winter, so aren’t getting as much exercise (go from warm house to warm car to sitting in warm office and back).

I’ve got a solution for you…and you can do it in your own home in just 15 minutes!

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C.U.B.A. Workout

Put on some latin music, put a beach photo on your tv or computer, and pretend you’re in the sunny south when you do this workout.

C.U.B.A. is an acronym to help you remember what exercises to do in this 15 Minute At-Home Circuit.

Choose 1 exercise from each category below.

Do a quick 1-2 min warm up then perform each exercise for 30 seconds, moving from exercise to exercise as a circuit. Take a 1 minute break then do the circuit again. Repeat for a total of 5 rounds. Complete exercises in the following order: Cardio, Upper Body, Bottom Half, Abs. End with 5-10 min of stretching (click for a follow-along video).

Exercise Ideas (not limited to these)

CardioUpper BodyBottom HalfAbs
– high knees

– butt kicks

– jumping jacks

– jump squats

– jump lunges

– burpees

– push ups

– triceps dips

– shoulder press

– biceps curls

– resistance band row

– wall sit

– squats

– forward lunges

– lateral lunges

– curtsy lunges

– hip raise

– single leg deadlift

– plank

– crunch

– double crunch

– scissor kick

– mountain climbers

– russian twist

Have fun!!

If you’re looking for more free, short and effective workout videos, check out my YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe to get notified when new videos are added).

Lydia Di Francesco, Personal Trainer

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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