Get Down to Business

ithinkfit050The Executive Ten-Minute Workout

Everyone is so busy today that often times it is easy to skip our daily exercise.

Exercise is important for many reasons. Obviously our long term health depends upon it. Consider also, your presence in business and customer meetings. A fit looking healthy person will have an unmistakable edge over others who have not paid as much attention to this. You look better and you feel better about yourself. This can be a powerful advantage.


Marci Macke, Certified Personal Trainer is committed to and will lend her expertise to us from time to time. If you have a question for Marci, enter it here and we will get it to her. Marci is pictured at the top of this post performing the plank exercise.


Below is a quick exercise routine that you can do in your office. It will take you 10 minutes and will be more challenging than you think. Fit this in on the days you can’t make it to the gym to complete your normal exercise routine. You will see results in no time. Remember, your diet is as important or more so for hitting your target weight!


Here is the Routine:

5 exercises

Each done continually for 45 seconds

15 seconds of rest in-between exercises

2 sets

Download a stopwatch App to your phone to keep track of your time.

If you would like to challenge yourself a bit more, record your reps for each exercise in the first round and try to beat it during the second round!


Beginner Routine

Low plank – just as Marci is doing above

Squat to overhead arm raise – squat down keeping your weight back on your heals then raise up and raise your arms above your head.

Knee push-ups or wall push ups – while on your knees to push ups

Alternating reverse lunge w/ torso twist – lunge backward with alternating legs.

Elbow to opposite knee crunch – while on your back, crunch up and touch your elbows to the opposite knee. alternate elbows


Advanced Routine

Working plank – start in the push up position and lower yourself one arm at a time until you are in the position Marci is above and then raise back up one arm at a time until you are back in the push up position.

Squat jumps – squat down keeping your weight back on your heals and then jump up and repeat.

Push ups – typical push up.

Jumping reverse lunge w/ torso twist – jump up and land with one leg back in a reverse lunge. repeat with opposite leg.

Bicycle crunch – while on your back touch your elbows to the opposite knee repeatedly.


Enjoy your workout! 


Marci Mackie

Certified Personal Trainer