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How Just a 20-Minute HIIT Workout Can Transform Your Body and Mind

By June 19, 2021 No Comments

Many moms struggle to commit to regular workouts. The main reason — they are busy and don’t have time. Or at least they think they don’t have time.

As a mom of twins, I get it. We ARE busy! 

Most of us assume that a quality, sweaty-good workout has to be a 45-60 minute commitment. But adding an extra hour into an already jam-packed daily schedule is daunting and may even seem impossible for moms who already feel pulled in a dozen different directions.

We get stuck in the “all-or-nothing” mentality — and let’s face it, no one can do it all

So instead, many moms end up doing nothing. 

They can’t find a way to squeeze in an hour-long workout, so the result is staying stuck in a rut, feeling disappointed, exhausted, and lacking body confidence.

But what if I told you 20 minutes is all you need to complete an impactful workout?

Because — spoiler alert — that’s exactly what I’m telling you!

I’m a true believer that shorter, more frequent strength workouts can support just about ANY fitness or training goals, including (but not limited to) increased strength and fat loss.

It’s transformative how a 20 minute workout can change your whole mentality— just like it did for the 29 mamas who completed AMC’s Build Your Strength Virtual Fitness Challenge in the spring. 

Most moms can’t find an extra hour in their day for exercise, but 20 minutes? It’s proven to be 100% doable! Suddenly incorporating workouts into your busy schedule feels so much easier and empowering, especially when you can do them from your own home! #gamechanger

These shorter, more frequent workouts have re-energized and motivated many of the moms I work with.

When Katie started with AMC, she realized that every time you exercise, no matter how intense, you’re taking a step in the right direction. It all counts, and it all makes a difference. And guess what, Katie HATED exercising before she was introduced to AMC’s HIIT workouts!

“Now I feel like I can do this. I can’t do every rep perfectly, but I realized it doesn’t have to be perfect. Keep moving. This is enough. I can do that for 20 minutes and it’s having an effect on my body. It’s only been a couple of weeks, but I can feel myself getting stronger. I might huff and puff and parts of me jiggle, but that’s so much less of a barrier for me now than it was for so many years before. Honestly, it’s the first time in my life that exercise actually makes me feel better.

20-minute HIIT workouts also changed Lisa’s perspective on exercise when she participated in AMC’s fitness challenge. She no longer sees exercise through an all-or-nothing lens. Rather than thinking that I can’t keep up with the class, so why bother, I think that I did my best and got my butt kicked…in a good way. Progress, not perfection.

“I feel proud of myself when I finish a workout,” says the mom of FOUR! “Once I show up and finish the workout, I am always happy that I did. I have realized that exercising a couple of times a week has been a good model for all my kids too. My 1½ year old was doing the exercises with me today.#leadingbyexample

Katie and Lisa aren’t the only ones whose perspectives have changed. So many of the other moms I work with say the shorter workouts have been a game-changer for them:

I was talking myself out of coming to the workout as work started to get crazy, but then said ‘Nope — it’s 20 minutes. The world won’t fall apart in 20 minutes!’ –Allison, full-time working mom of 2

I feel more mentally durable, I have greater patience, and I don’t overthink taking time for myself. That feels like a big leap for me. –Leah, full-time working mom of 2

I’m genuinely surprised at how the 20-minute duration is already changing how I think about exercising on a daily basis. I’m grateful for this program and group for the accountability and team spirit. –Lizzie, mom of 3

Doing just 20-minute workouts during the workday has made me feel much better, more fit and more focused! It really shows that consistency over quantity counts. — Alison, full-time working mom of 2

Besides the ease of shorter workouts, moms are loving my live-streaming HIIT classes just for the simple benefit of being able to do them from home. There’s no factoring in extra time for getting to the gym, and their kids can even do the workouts with them! It’s proven to be an ideal way to fit exercise into a busy mom’s schedule.

Want to experience a transformative 20-minute HIIT workout for yourself? 

All fitness levels are welcome, no equipment needed! Plus, your first live-streaming class is FREE. Once you click through AMC’s schedule, pick a day and time that works for you and redeem your free introductory session.