Turkey Day Training!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to flip your fat-burning switch! Today’s TDT (Turkey Day Training) is the perfect workout to do on the days leading up to the big feast.

This Thanksgiving fitness routine has a friendlier approach… fewer moves, more results. Try these functional 5 moves to train everything from your nose to your toes…I especially like the “Deviled L-Eggs” move. Each move only takes one minute, so find a way to squeeze them in throughout the day. If you thought you didn’t have time to work out over the holidays, now you do! 

Do each of the 4 moves below for 1 minute. Rest for 1 minute after the round. Repeat the series 5 times.

Remember, if you win the morning, you win the day! The choices you make during the first hour upon waking usually set the stage for what the rest of the day will look like. A big part of waking up happy and winning the morning is getting in the right frame-of-mind. Before your morning shower, try the Turkey Day Training routine to set your day up for success.

If you have extra time, add in 10 more minutes of movement with the “10-in-10” audio workout… 10 exercises in 10 minutes that incorporate cardio and strength training to tone every muscle. It’s a functional, time-saving workout…. CHECK OUT THE 10-IN-10 ROUTINE


Start in plank position, but rest on your elbows instead of your hands. Keeping your abs engaged, slowly swivel the hips underneath you to the right. Feel your obliques driving this motion as you swivel to the other side with a slow, controlled motion.


Holding a dumbbell in each hand, step your left foot directly behind you, taking a wide stance, and bend your legs, lowering your torso down into a lunge. Feel your weight in your right (front) heel as you push yourself to standing. As you return to standing, do a tricep kickback: Reach your arms back behind you and extend, feeling a squeeze in the tricep.


Stand with dumbbells in each hand in hammerhead position, with palms facing each other. Step out to the right side, with a wide stance. Bend the right leg and lower your hips down as you keep the left leg straight out to the side. Pressing off the right foot, keeping your core engaged, push yourself back up to standing. As you return to standing, curl the weights up toward your shoulders, squeezing the muscles on the front of the arms for a bicep curl.


Rest dumbbells on your hips as you place your left foot behind you. Instead of stepping directly back, the left foot should move diagonally back, with the back knee bending down directly outside the right foot. Squat down with the right leg. As you return to standing, bring the left foot forward, landing with a wide stance. Punch the right hand across your body, toward the left wall, allowing your right foot to rotate as your torso twists to the left, engaging your right glute.


Squat down to rest both hands on the floor. Jump both legs at the same time into a plank position. If advanced, do a pushup. Return to standing, and reach up to the sky. If advanced, jump up!