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Carrie’s “My Gift” Christmas Workout

Stay fit throughout the holiday season with this fit52 workout named after Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album, My Gift! In this 30-minute Christmas workout, you’ll be rotating through the words MY GIFT, with each letter representing an exercise:

Mountain Climbers
Yay! Knee Tuck Burpees
Good Mornings
Inchworms
Frog Squat with Overhead Reach
Toe Touches with Tricep Dips

Set your interval timer for 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest. The idea is to perform as many reps as possible (with good form!) for 40 seconds and rest for 20.

Complete 1-3 rounds. Each round should only take you about 6 minutes. 

Ready? Take a few minutes for warmup stretches, then let’s get started!

For an Extra Challenge:

Replace the 20 second rest period with alternating Forearm Planks and High Planks. If you have a competitive spirit, count your reps for each exercise. Try to get the same number of reps or higher with each round.


MY GIFT Christmas Workout

Level: All Levels!

1. Mountain Climbers

fit52 trainer Logan demonstrating mountain climbers
  1. Start in Plank position.
  2. Pull one knee straight up towards your chest while the other remains engaged and extended.
  3. Keeping your hips low, jump your bent knee back and extend it to a one leg Plank position while drawing the opposite knee up towards your chest. (Think High-Knees in Plank position).
  4. Repeat again on the other side, and continue for 40 seconds. Right and left is one rep!

2. Yay! Knee Tuck Burpees

Eve Overland demonstrating knee tuck burpees
  1. Start in Plank position.
  2. Pull one knee straight up towards your chest while the other remains engaged and extended.
  3. Keeping your hips low, jump your bent knee back and extend it to a one leg Plank position while drawing the opposite knee up towards your chest. (Think High-Knees in Plank position).
  4. Repeat again on the other side, and continue for 40 seconds. Right and left is one rep!

3. Good Mornings

fit52 trainer Logan demonstrating bodyweight good mornings
  1. From a standing position, feet shoulder-width apart, put your hands behind your head, elbows extended out wide.
  2. With a slight bend in your knees, push your hips back and “take a bow.”
  3. Pause for a beat when your torso is parallel to the floor.
  4. Return to standing position.
  5. Repeat for 40 seconds.

4. Inchworms

fit52 trainer Logan demonstrating inchworms
  1. From a standing position, bend from your hips until your hands reach the floor. (You can bend your knees if necessary).
  2. Walk your hands out in front of you until you are in Plank position. Pause for a beat.
  3. Walk your hands back to your feet, keeping your legs as straight as possible.
  4. Return to standing.
  5. Repeat for 40 seconds.

5. Frog Squat with Overhead Reach

fit52 trainer Logan demonstrating frog squats with overhead reach
  1. Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out and your arms hanging down in front of you.
  2. Squat down as low as possible and lightly touch the floor between your feet.
  3. Drive through your heels and return to standing as you reach your arms up straight overhead.
  4. Bring your arms back down and immediately squat again.
  5. Repeat for 40 seconds.

6. Toe Touches with Tricep Dips

Eve Overland demonstrating crab toe touches with tricep dips
  1. Start in a Crab Walk position with your knees bent, feet and hands on the floor, hips up.
  2. Bend your elbows straight back and perform a tricep dip bringing your hips closer to the floor.
  3. Extend your elbows and raise one leg straight up and lift the opposite arm to reach for your foot.
  4. Return to Crab Walk position.
  5. Repeat again on the other side, and continue for 40 seconds. Right and left is one rep!