WOW: Cardio/Core Combo

The WOW, or Workout of the Week, is a short workout that you can do on your own as an add-on to your training. These workouts are designed to be mostly equipment free (so you can do them anywhere) and of medium to high intensity. Modify as needed depending on your fitness level and intensity needs.

Peanut Butter and Jelly…Vodka and Tonic Water…Cardio and Core — three great combinations

While we won’t be serving you peanut butter and jelly or vodka tonics (or will we?), we are serving up a great exercise combination today.

You’ll do four timed ladders alternating between a cardio exercise and a core exercise. Go through all four exercises to complete the first rung of the ladder, and then go to the next rung (or time) for the next round. Repeat until you have completed all four rounds.

Cardio/Core Combo

Two-foot Hop
Reverse Curl
Mountain Climbers
Oblique Crossover

Make sure to warm-up before each WOW. Some suggestions are a minute or two of jumping jacks, jogging, or stair walks. Then do two to three minutes of 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 half roll backs, and 10 bird dogs. Do the squats and push-ups at an easy-for-you modification.