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Tired of trying different diets and fads to keep healthy only to be led astray? Learn the best tips and tricks for staying fit and healthy from a reliable source. Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist, Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND and our certified personal trainers will be bringing you different health and nutrition tips and exercises each month to help you reach your peak of fitness!


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HIIT from Home Workout

High Intensity Interval Training is a great way to get a lot of work done in a short period time. HIIT allows for endless combinations of exercises with periods of high intensity exercises followed by short periods of rest.

Check out a sample full-body HIIT workout that combines cardio and strength training. To learn how to do the type of exercise, read the full article.


Equipment needed: Light dumbbells (10lbs)


Warm up

  • 3 minutes of light rowing on the rower
  • 1 minute of body weight air squats
  • 10 jumping jacks


Exercise 1

  • Rowing: 30 second vigorous rowing 
  • Pushups 30 seconds
  • Beginner: 2-3 rounds, 1 minute 30 second rest 
  • Advanced: 5-6 rounds, 1 minute rest


Exercise 2

  • Squat thrusters:20-30
  • Mountain climbers: 30 seconds of controlled motion
    • Beginner: 2-3 rounds, 1 minute 30 second rest
    • Advanced: 5-6 rounds, 1 minute rest


Exercise 3

  • Jumping jacks: 30
  • Sprints: 10-20 second sprint
  • Beginner: 2-3 rounds, 1 minute 30 second rest
  • Advanced: 5-6 rounds, 1 minute rest


If you have an injury or a certain movement is painful, make an appointment to review an alternate exercise. Want to learn more? Email fitness@mckinneytexas.org to schedule an appointment!


Michael Lennox

Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach at the Apex Centre


Article Reference: Muscle Training

Article Reference: Rowers


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