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Friday, August 17, 2012

All You Need Is 20 Minutes

At different points in my life I was both a gym rat and a runner. Today, I never step foot in the gym. And I officially retired my running shoes about 2 years ago when yoga basically took over my life. I wholeheartedly believe that yoga is the best total body physical (not to mention mental) workout you can get in a hour's time.

However, I've been finding it pretty hard lately to fit in even a 60-minute yoga class (my preference is the 90-minute to 2-hour classes) as much as I'd like to.

And while 20-30 minutes of home yoga practice on my own is all well and good (and a fantastic way to get the body moving), sometimes I just want to really work up a serious sweat and burn off that (grass-fed) hamburger I ate the night before.

So even though I feel like I am cheating on yoga by offering this to you, I just can't resist posting it because it's almost too good to be true. But it is true. Trust me, I've tried it.

I met fitness extraordinaire Amanda Russell through my dear friend Courtney and, boy, am I glad I did. Amanda has come up with an incredible 20-minute total body cardio workout that you can do at home, at the gym, while traveling, wherever you are. It's a super intense, but super effective, interval-style workout and all you need is your own body for it. But I warn you - it's TOUGH and it will definitely leaving you dripping with sweat. But it's so worth it. And all you need is 20 hot minutes. (Also, she incorporates a few yoga moves in it, so that makes it even better).

Happy sweating!

oxox roxy