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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 5: Work up a Sweat in 30 Minutes


We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

We’re almost one week into our 30-day challenge! Whether you’re killing it each day or are just now getting started, congratulations on committing to a healthier you.

For today’s challenge is focused on making you sweat: complete this 30-minute workout!

You can do it at home or at the gym. If you’re home and don’t have dumbells, try substituting with a full water bottle for some extra resistance. And if you’re having trouble staying motivated, just remind yourself that a 30-minute workout is only 2% of your day.


We’ve adapted this workout using tips we learned from Erica Steinz, one of Barry’s Bootcamp many talented trainers in SF.

Repeat 5x:

  • 30-seconds single-arm bicep curls
  • 30-seconds overhead press
  • 30-seconds tricep extensions
  • (repeat above exercises on other arm)
  • 1 minute burpees
  • 1 minute jump squats
  • 30-seconds plank
  • 30-seconds crunches

Remember to drink plenty of water when you’re done, then congratulate yourself on completing one more day of the challenge!

8 Responses leave one →
  1. Maggie permalink
    May 26, 2014

    This looks like a great routine. My weekly routine is driven by the weather, however. Today is going to be cloudy, but nice. Tomorrow is going to rain. So, today I power walk and tomorrow I strength train. Since I have embraced the whole Fitbit program (diet and exercise) 12 days ago, I have been successful (finally) in jump starting weight loss. I’m improving my strength and stamina. I feel good. Thank you, Fitbit.

  2. Linda permalink
    May 26, 2014

    Great workout! Burpees are difficult for me, I eliminate the jump up and do it in stages. I squat down then step back one leg at a time then one leg at a time back in then stand up. I break a sweat so all is good. I am still moving and that is better than nothing!

  3. Karen Hernandez permalink
    May 26, 2014

    On my way to gym. Feel so great after and sleep so well at night. Have been dancing every chance I get. Great for steps.

  4. Stephanie permalink
    May 26, 2014

    This workout kicked my butt by the 3rd rep but I got through it! :-) feeling great!!!

  5. Kim permalink
    May 26, 2014

    What are burpees?

    • May 27, 2014

      A burpee:

      start from standing position
      jump up then come down, jump your feet out to get into a plank position, and if you’re up for it do a push up. after the plank/pushup jump your feet back in and either stand/jump back up. that completes one burpee!

    • Helen permalink
      June 3, 2014

      Here’s a good video of it

  6. Tressa permalink
    June 6, 2014

    Did P90X2 Upper Body Workout

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