8 must try exercises in 2017 {+ launch of the healthy glow collective}

because i love coming up with new ways to move my body i’ve rounded up my 8 must try exercises in 2017 and turned them into a quick, effective 25 minute circuit workout!

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Hello 2017! And hello new year’s resolutions. As a fitness blogger I really should be jumping all over the new year’s resolution bandwagon and encouraging you to set health and fitness goals; and purchase my workout videos {ok I had to throw a shameless plug in there}.

But being pregnant, it’s the first year I’m not looking at New Year’s as an opportunity to tighten up my diet and waistline. Rather, I’m looking at New Year’s as an opportunity to renew. To Renew my love for working out, teaching classes, cooking healthy meals in the kitchen, believing in myself and my business. To spend less time running and scheduling, and more time enjoying and savoring these activities. 

I invite you to join me on renewing versus resoluting this year! And to kick things off, I’m sharing my 8 must try exercise in 2017.

If you follow two of my favorite healthy lifestyle bloggers, Lee of Fit Foodie Finds and Monique of Ambitious Kitchen you know that they recently launched The Healthy Glow Collective {or, HealthyGlow.Co} — a community and resource that encourages women to live a healthier, vibrant lifestyle and glow from the inside out!

the healthy glow collective

When they approached me about helping write the workout program for their signature Glow Guide {a 6-week, flexible plan including workouts, meal plans, grocery lists and boat loads of motivation}, naturally I jumped all over the opportunity. I’m sharing all the details about the The Healthy Glow Collective and Glow Guide below, but first I wanted to round up my 8 favorite exercises from the Glow Guide and share them with you in the form of a 25 minute circuit workout! 

If you like these exercises, you’ll love the Glow Guide from The Healthy Glow Collective! The first live program kicks off January 8, 2017 where everyone who has purchased the Glow Guide will complete the 6-week program as a group, sharing progress and accountability via social media {and this private Facebook group}! 

the workout: 8 must try exercises in 2017 + 25 minute circuit workout

This workout consists of my eight favorite exercises from the Glow Guide and can be turned into a power 8 circuit workout. Perform each exercise for 1 minute {30 seconds per leg/arm/side as needed}. Make this a quick, 8-minute workout or extend it into a 16 or 24 minute workout by repeating the entire circuit x 2-3 sets. 

All you need is a medium-to-heavy set of dumbbells to complete the mix of bodyweight and strength training exercises below.

  1. Plank + Crescent Lunge + Toe Tap
  2. 180 Rotating Lunges
  3. Weighted Rocket Squats
  4. Single Arm Squat Jump + Punch {30 seconds per arm}
  5. Windmill  {30 seconds per side}
  6. Dumbbell Speed Skater 
  7. 3 Way Lunge {30 seconds per leg}
  8. 2-Pulse Sumo Squat + Hop

Option to repeat entire circuit x 2-3 sets.

See video above for complete workout and proper exercise form. 

plank + crescent lunge + toe tap

Plank + Crescent Lunge + Toe Tap

180 Rotating Lunges

180 Rotating Lunges

Weighted Rocket Squats

Weighted Rocket Squats

Single Arm Squat Jump + Punch {30 seconds per arm}

Single Arm Squat Jump + Punch

Windmill {30 seconds per side}

Windmill

Dumbbell Speed Skater 

Dumbbell Speed Skater

3 Way Lunge {30 seconds per leg}

3 Way Lunge

2-Pulse Sumo Squat + Hop

2-Pulse Sumo Squat + Hop

about the healthy glow collective

Remember the Sweat Series I helped write the workouts for this past summer? You guys loved it so much, that Lee of Fit Foodie Finds and Monique of Ambitious Kitchen turned the program into community and healthy living resource that encourages women to live a healthier, vibrant lifestyle and glow from the inside out; now re-branded as The Healthy Glow Collective.

Healthy Glow Co

It’s a balanced approach to health that’s free from guilt or restriction. Lee and Monique are showing you how to kick off the new year on the absolute best foot, every day of the week with the launch of the Glow Guide — a signature 6-week health + fitness program, including: 

  • Weekly meal plan with full recipes
  • Weekly grocery list organized by recipe
  • 3 workouts per week including access to a video library

healthy glow co glow guide

We are talking 6-weeks of workouts, workout videos and a meal plan with recipes created by wellness gurus Fit Foodie Finds and Ambitious Kitchen! And I designed all the workouts and can assure you they are challenging! From Bodyweight Pyramids and Lower Body AMRAP workouts to 30 Minute HIIT and upper body strength training with cardio and plyometrics.

Ready to sign up?! 

The first live program kicks off January 8, 2017 where everyone who has purchased the Glow Guide will complete the 6-week program as a group, sharing progress and accountability via social media.

Bonus — anyone who purchases the guide by Saturday, January 7th will receive 4 bonus bodyweight workouts + access to a workout video library as a free gift!

the workout recap: 8 must try exercises in 2017 + 25 minute circuit workout

Perform each exercise for 1 minute {30 seconds per leg/arm/side as needed}. Make this a quick, 8-minute workout or extend it into a 16 or 24 minute workout by repeating the entire circuit x 2-3 sets. 

  1. Plank + Crescent Lunge + Toe Tap
  2. 180 Rotating Lunges
  3. Weighted Rocket Squats
  4. Single Arm Squat Jump + Punch {30 seconds per arm}
  5. Windmill  {30 seconds per side}
  6. Dumbbell Speed Skater 
  7. 3 Way Lunge {30 seconds per leg}
  8. 2-Pulse Sumo Squat + Hop

Option to repeat entire circuit x 2-3 sets.

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12 comments
  1. Great workouts! I think these are perfect while you are expecting. It’s easy to fall off the wagon with exercise while pregnant. These are easy to follow and not too over the top where you give up. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Candace! So glad you’re loving the workouts! And yes, I’m slowing down and taking things a bit more low impact these days; but trying to keep moving :). Thanks again for checking out my workouts! xo-Lindsey

  2. Love this! As a mama of 2 it makes me so happy to see you enjoying your journey of pregnancy and continuing to inspire others with your faith and fitness. Squat on mama! ❤️

    • Hi Amine! Thank you for your kind message! It’s such a fun journey and I’m excited for all that’s ahead! Thanks again for making my day with this message! xo-Lindsey

  3. What a great combo– you and Lee! And I will check out Monique’s site too. It was really great to meet you in person in class. I look forward to taking more. I signed up for the limited monthly membership.

    • Nina! Yes I do love Lee + Monique, they are great and have such amazing blogs too! Not to mention there new site, healthyglow.co is Ah-Maz-Ing! It was so good to meet you yesterday; hopefully it’s not the last time I see you around the barre studio! Look forward to checking out your blog and staying in touch! xo-Lindsey

  4. This moves to look great! Definitely a couple new ones for me. Perfect for adding to my classes this year! I’ve been see all kinds of things about HealthyGlow, but haven’t had the time to dive in an find out more. Sounds like an amazing community!

    • Jen! Yes, these are some of my new, favorite exercises and great for teaching classes! Also, you must join The Healthy Glow Co FB group you’d love it! Lots of great inspo over at healthyglow.co too — check it out! And Happy New Year! xo-Lindsey

    • Katie! Thanks you, these are some of my favorite exercises! And you’re so sweet — I’m jumping a lot less these days, and just trying to keep moving. But what can I say working out just makes me happy :)! Happy New Year, I hope your’s is off to a great start as well! xo-Lindsey

  5. Thank you thank you thank you for all of the support over the past couple of months and for all of your hard work designing these amazing workouts. I’ve already done like 1/4 of them and they’re challenging, yet fun! Wouldn’t expect anything less 🙂

    • Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of The Healthy Glow Co Team + Community! So excited to see all your ladies hard work come to life — it’s absolutely beautiful! And this mamma is going to be ready to tackle the Glow Guide as part of my mommy bounce back project come spring/summer! xo-Linds