Holiday Hustle Workout

The holidays are a busy time, but… it’s also an important time to stay on track with your own health goals. You can accomplish this by keeping stress levels low in order to focus on things that really matter for a healthy lifestyle, such as eating a good diet, staying active, and getting rest. As we move into the new year, set yourself up to feel invigorated with a healthier, happier you.


When the season is full of things to do, take time for a quick and efficient workout. A little activity will lift your spirits and keep your health on track. Movement also helps keep your stresses low and your body moving to a constant beat!
I’ve created a ‘Holiday Hustle Workout’ that maximizes your time to keep your waistline trim and burns off extra calories. It’s a perfect workout you can gift yourself!


I’ve gathered up the best exercises, checked the list twice, and put together a naughty yet nice core workout that will put some  pep in your holiday step. The exercises transition smoothly from one to the next to maximize your time and challenge your core on your Total Gym.
The workout incorporates 5 core exercises in 5 minutes for a quick movement session.  Gear up and hustle your way over to your Total Gym for a powerful core workout!


  • Set a timer to clock the exercises.
  • Adjust the incline to accommodate your strength level.
  • Perform the workout in circuit format with no break.
  • Execute each exercise for 1 minute, then move on to the next exercise.
  • Repeat if time permits!
  • 1 full circuit = 5 minutes total


Before starting the circuit, briefly warm-up by performing movements that activate and stretch the torso. Examples: kneeling cat/ cow, plank, down dog/ up dog, etc.


End your workout with a quick stretch to lengthen the muscles worked. (Exercises can be similar to the warm-up movements.)
  Low-medium incline & Attach Total Gym cables
  1. Torso rotation (30 sec each side: approx. 17-20 reps)
  2. Double leg stretch
  3. Bicycle crunch
  4. V leg lowers
  5. Swivel knee tucks
Be sure to check out the video to see how to perform the Holiday Hustle Workout!
The most wonderful time of the year can be enjoyed by keeping your mind and body in balance. Shop, dance, party up the season and carve out a moment for a ‘Holiday Hustle Workout’ that will keep you in check!
Happy Holidays,   Maria @GROOVYSWEAt

Maria Sollon

Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention and Kinesiology. She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques and Kettlebells. She is the creator of the Plyo Pilates Method and has developed a series of amazing workout DVDs. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, Peak Pilates, Kettle Bell Concepts and is a freelance writer for Fitness accredited magazines, newsletters, and fitness blog sites. Maria demonstrates her knowledge each day and uses her dynamic creativity throughout her specialized line of work. (purchasable workout videos) (workout clips)

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