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15 Minute HIIT For The Busy Mom

Posted by Danielle Gallagher on

This is another short workout that you can do in front of your little one as he plays in the crib. So turn the music up, find an open space, and stretch out a little.

The Workout

Before you start, spend about five minutes jogging in place, dancing around, or just moving. Technically, this makes the 15 minute workout a 20 minute one. But, if you’re really short on time, cut out a few of the exercises so that the workout fits your crazy, baby-centric schedule.

Do each of the following exercises for 50 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds before moving onto the next. Repeat the circuit 3 times.

  1. Plank Hops

Get into a plank position. Jump your feet forward and to the right. Then, jump your feet back into starting position. Jump your feet forward and to the left.

  1. Mountain Climbers

Get down on the ground in a push-up position. Bring your right foot forward and tap your right toe to the ground, then bring your left forward as you bring your right foot back. Speed is key.

  1. Burpees

Bring your hands to the ground and kick your feet back, so that you’re in a puch-up position. Drop down to the ground and come back up. Then kick your feet forward and explode up.

  1. Fast Feet    Put your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees. Pick one foot up off the ground slightly, then bring the other up. Go as fast as your feet will move.

  1. Squat Jacks

    Get down in a squat position and hold your hands in front of your body. As if you were doing a jumping jack, jump so that both legs move to the side. Land in a squat and repeat.

Workout Tips

To make this workout most effective, you can change up the exercises after a few weeks. Jumping jacks, mini push-ups, lunges, and hundreds of other exercises can be substituted. Each exercise focuses on different muscle groups, so keep that in mind if you choose to change the routine. Most importantly, enjoy your workout!


Hi Everyone!  I'm Danielle, and I'm a little bit of a fitness nut.  Since having my 1-year old son, working out has been a little more difficult.  Between breastfeeding and running around with a baby who does not EVER sit still, I've had to learn how to workout a whole new way.  Join me on Workout Wednesdays as I share my post-baby workout tips.  You can learn how to get (or stay) healthy while you juggle being SuperMom!


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