3-2-1 Strength, Cardio, Core Workout

Hey everyone! Happy President’s Day! I didn’t have today off as a holiday, but I took it off because I was in dire need of a little break! Last week was killer so it’s nice to know this week will be a little easier:)

I wanted to share with you a workout that I taught a couple of times last week (don’t worry, at different gyms!).  Both times I taught it, I remembered why the workout is so killer: 2 min HIIT cardio drills in between strength and abs.  The glares I got were awesome. Athena, the format of this is similar to this workout that you posted a while ago.

I had my sister take photo’s of me doing the moves since some of them aren’t as common.  This workout is intense, so mind your body and take rests and modify when/if you need to.

3-2-1 Strength, Cardio, Core Workout

Each strength move is performed for 3 minutes (usually 1 minute on each side and then 1 minute of a combined move), cardio is performed for 2 minutes (2 exercises performed in 30 second increments) and the core workout is performed for 1 minute.  Choose weights and modifications as you see fit- I want you to challenge yourself, but I also want you to be safe and mindful of your body!

3-2-1 Strength, Cardio, Core workout

Let me know if you try this workout!

I am so happy I took today off because I would NOT have wanted to have driven back to MA yesterday in the weather we had.  I made a Butternut Squash, Kale and Goat Cheese lasagna and hope to post that recipe tonight so be on the lookout!

Question for you: What are your plans today? Favorite thing to make for dinner? Let me know if you try this workout!


11 thoughts on “3-2-1 Strength, Cardio, Core Workout

  1. Meredith says:

    looks like a great one, and I always love workouts you can do in the comfort of home, too. love the pictures!

    p.s. this makes me want to go to your house and be in maine RIGHT NOW!

  2. Dana says:

    Somehow going to 2/7 classes you taught I still managed to miss this awesome workout soooo I’ll try it on my own…perhaps on Saturday March 3rd, when I’m sadly lost and confused at 9am 😉 Keep posting workouts and it will be like virtual Monique is still teaching! I totally understand you need to take that class out though-it’s too much even if you’re not working out while teaching! We’ll miss you though!

  3. John says:

    gave this a try while working from home! great workout!

    any suggestions on improving balance on the one-legged squats to extension?

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