Quick Workouts That You Can Do While You’re On The Road

Between trips to grandma’s, visiting with the in-laws and squeezing in just enough time to pick-up a few last-minute gifts, the holidays are a tough time to stick to a workout routine.


Cigna and The Dog Pound – a new fitness studio in NYC – have you covered, with some quick workouts that you can do while you’re on the road.

Workout 1 (Legs)

Have a lot of weight on those shoulders this time of the year? Work out those legs. Burn fat, increase your metabolism, and build stronger legs with these exercises.


• Air Squat
• Front Lunge
• Donkey Kick backs
• Side lunge
• Wide Sumo Squat

Perform 20 of each for 5 rounds. After each round, rest for one minute.

Workout 2 (Upper Body)

Looking to work out your upper body, but no time for the gym? Try these exercises to give you the strength to lift all your holiday gifts.

• Standard Push Up
• Pike Shoulder Press
• Walking Push Up
• Shoulder Circles
• Tricep Push Up

Do 30 seconds of each exercise, taking a one minute break after each round. Repeat four times.

Workout 3 (Cardio)

Only have 20 minutes to torch as many calories as you possible? Try these high-intensity exercises that will have you sweating the most in the shortest amount of time (before running off to the toy store).

• Plank Jacks
• Mountaim Climbers
• Jumping Lunges
• Burpees
• Skaters

Do 45 seconds for each exercise, taking a 15-second rest for 3 rounds.

Workout 4 (Core):

Keeping the abs engaged is one of the most important things you can maintain over the holiday season. Have 20 minutes free before you need to get ready for brunch at Aunt Susie’s? Try the short list of below exercises.

• Plank hold (hold for one minute)
• Side plank hold (hold for one minute)
• V-up
• Lying leg raise
• Scissor kicks

Do 10 reps of each exercise in a loop for 3 minutes and then rest for a minute. Repeat five times.

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