25 Days of Christmas #13: The Mistletoe Meltdown Workout

By: Janine Serio

Baby it’s cold outside…but not TOO COLD to get in an awesome BODY WEIGHT workout! Getting in all that I can before the BIG FREEZE sets in later this week. Sometimes, though, just taking in the fresh air gives you a little “time-out” from the hustle and bustle of your day.

Or maybe it just has you moving through it a little quicker to stay warm! 🙂

Today I wanted to share with you a workout that seems “simple” (who am I kidding, nothing ever seems or feels simple) but is a total doozy once you get moving!

This is a perfect workout for those days when you are short on time yet still want to get in a kick ass workout! Trust me, hours later and I am STILL feeling the effects! Have I ever steered you wrong???

Again, you need nothing fancy – your own body weight, a stop watch, and an open space (and, no, outside is not a requirement – ha)! 15 minutes of total work, coupled with a 3 minute recovery, and a dynamic warm-up and cool-down, and this is another under 30 minute scorcher! #30getsitdone

Are you ready? As I mentioned, make sure you do a proper warm-up that combines a combination of cardiovascular and dynamic stretching (~5-10 minutes). Air on the side of longer if you are planning to workout outside…and dress accordingly! Modify any and all moves, as well as the time component if needed. Rest as needed to be able to push with intensity, and keep good form too! Upon completion of full workout, make sure to stretch ALL MAJOR MUSCLE groups (and foam roll if you can too). 

Get the stopwatches in place; it’s time for the “Mistletoe Meltdown!”


The Mistletoe meltdown Workout

Perform each of the following exercises, including the “recovery,” for 1 MINUTE EACH:

  • Push-Ups (Full or Modified)
  • Bicycle Kicks
  • 5 Squats + 5 Jump Squats (Alternate)
  • Push-Ups (Full or Modified)
  • Bicycle Kicks
  • Recovery


3 Rounds Total

P.S. If you want to see this workout in action, make sure to check out the 2 Health Nuts INSTAGRAM feed! The video is LIVE!

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