Cardio Fast Lane: 15-Minute Plyometrics Plan

You (yes, crazy-busy you) are not too busy to work out today. This routine—designed by Equinox’s Stephanie Vitorino, creator of the best-selling VBody DVD series—gets the fat-burning job done fast. The secret is plyometrics: explosive, high-intensity exercises. “These moves burn 10 calories a minute,” Vitorino says. “Plus, they improve your strength and boost bone density.”

During this plan, you’ll do a plyo move for 30 seconds, march or jog for a minute, and repeat. Those recovery periods are key for catching your breath and preventing your form from faltering; but, because you never completely stop, the calorie burn stays high. Keep this routine in your repertoire (click on the chart to print it) and that to-do list will never get in the way of a sweat session again.

Need a refresher on squat jumps?  Click here to read instructions for the exercises included below

BONUS: Download a motivating playlist to accompany this fast-paced workout! 

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