Short 10-Minute Workouts Provide Measurable Results Says Fitness Expert
10-minute bursts of exercise throughout the day can help shed pounds
and are an effective workout, according to Chris Freytag, a fitness
expert for Prevention
Magazine and the author of a new book on the subject.
you compare two women one who does step aerobics three times a week and
another who takes three, 10-minute walks a day and does a few easy
dumbbell exercises the 10-minute walker wins when it comes to being in
better shape, said Freytag. This consistently surprises people that
small things like walking around the block daily can make a big
is the author of a new book on the subject "Shortcuts to Big Weight
Loss: Slim Your Belly, Butt, and Thighs--And Get Fit Twice as Fast," in
partnership with Prevention
a working mother of three, I know what it’s like to have
limited time," said Freytag. She runs her own fitness coaching program
offering personal training, Pilates, nutritional consulting and
motivational speaking (Chrisfreytag.com).
Freytag is a board member of
the American Council on Exercise along with being accredited with many
favorite shortcut time savers:
up just 15 minutes earlier a day to workout. It’s such a
short time period with no ill effects.
a spare or extra gym bag packed in the car or at the office.
15 minutes on the treadmill is equal to a 150-200 calorie burn.
Pilates in the car while waiting or stuck in traffic.
stretches during TV time.
a yoga pose before bed to help relax muscles.
book provides 48 simple, 10- minute illustrated workouts designed by
Freytag to give the maximum fat- burning, body-toning power possible.
Freytag focuses on the areas most women battle: the belly, butt and
thighs. The book also has a personality quiz, healthy recipes, fitness
logs and success stories.
covers how to work out more effectively in less time and fit in
exercise throughout the day. Her exercises work 30 percent faster than
old-fashioned workouts and use more muscle groups. The book is also
filled with shortcut slots for readers to fit into their schedules.
to Big Weight Loss is also available in DVD.
information on the book, visit www.shortcutstobigweightloss.com.
The book and DVD are available at Amazon.com,
Barnes & Noble and other retailers nationally.