It's hard enough to squeeze in a workout under normal conditions, but during the holidays, it can seem next to impossible. Fortunately, this party season, you won't have to put your fitness on hold, no matter how time-challenged you are. With this ultra-effective workout, you can strengthen and sculpt your arms, legs, butt, back, chest and abs in 15 minutes or less -- no gym required!
Based on a hybrid class created by Dallas personal trainer Debbee Sharpe-Shaw, our workout blends strength training, ballet and Pilates -- three disciplines that offer unique body benefits, from strong, toned muscles to better posture, flexibility and balance. Plus, all three require using your core muscles to maintain stability and control so you'll constantly be working to flatten your abs. "Your core is the common thread that ties them together," Sharpe-Shaw says.
The workout is split into three five-minute sequences, so you can do one for a total-body quickie, or combine them for a 15-minute body-sculpting blitz. Remember: Even if you only have a few minutes, you can still keep your muscles firm and flexible -- and burn some calories to boot.