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Now that the holidays are here and your kids are home, the gym might be your last priority.  Being a mom of two, I fully understand the challenges that the holidays bring.  However, don’t worry, you can still get a worthwhile workout in a small amount of time.  Considering, here are a few exercises that you can do at home that will help keep you in shape, keep you healthy and motivated to keep working towards your personal goals!


Overhead Squat  |  Targets core, upper back, and legs-

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Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Grab a rolled-up towel with an overhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart, and raise it overhead so your shoulders are roughly in line with your heels . Squat down as far as possible without letting your knees jet out past your toes. Return to standing. That's one rep. Do 10 to 15.


Mountain Climbers  |  
Targets core and upper body
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Get in “plank position” with your hands directly below your shoulders and your feet together. Bend your left knee and draw it toward your chest. Extend back to start. Repeat with your right leg. That's one rep. Do 20 to 30, moving quickly.


Stand with your feet together, arms at your sides. Bend over (it's okay for your knees to be slightly bent) and place your hands or fingertips on the floor in front of you. Walk your hands forward into plank position and do one push-up. Keeping your hands in place, walk your feet up until they're as close to your hands as possible. That's one rep. Continue moving forward until you've done 5 to 6 push ups.
Inch Worm/ Pike Walk Push-up Combo  |  Targets core and upper body-

Plank  |  Targets core, upper body and lower body-

Get in push-up position with your hands on the ground.  Make sure your wrist, shoulders and shoulders are in alignment.  Tighten your core and keep your spine nice and neutral.  Hope plank position for 40 seconds, twice. 


Written by: Whitney Turner, Milestone Group Exercise Class Instructor.  Source: http://www.womenshealthmag.com