Healthy for the Holidays Fitness Plan: Cardio

Jessica Smith
by Jessica Smith
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Healthy for the Holidays Fitness Plan: Cardio

Welcome to Day 1: Healthy for the Holidays!

Today’s workout is an indoor cardio session that doesn’t require any equipment, making it easy to do in a small space at home or in your hotel if you are traveling for the season.

In our workout video below, we’ll alternate periods of higher intensity with moderate effort to help you maximize your workout time without burning out. I’ll show you both high- and low-impact options so you can make the moves work for you. Be sure to adjust as needed to meet your current fitness level.

Prefer to do your own routine? Schedule 15–20 minutes of your favorite cardio workout, and check in with us in the comments below or on social media once you are done.

Today’s Healthy for the Holidays Tip: Eat a hearty, healthy breakfast!

Starting the day off right with a balanced meal and a full stomach makes saying no thanks to those office holiday treats a little easier. Check out these 15 nutritious breakfast ideas for busy mornings.

Let me help you fit in fitness 10 minutes at a time with my brand new “Walk On: 10 Minute Quick Walk Mix!” This at-home exercise program features cardio, strength and flexibility routines that work with even the busiest of schedules.

Day 1: Indoor Cardio Workout

This workout can be logged as “AEROBICS, HIGH IMPACT” in your MyFitnessPal app.

Tell us when you’ve completed today’s workout. Share it in the comments below, or tag us in your check-ins @MyFitnessPal so we can cheer you on!

More Healthy for the Holidays Workouts

> Join Our Healthy for the Holidays Fitness Plan
> Day 2: Total Body Training
> Day 3: A.B.S. (Abs, Back + Stability)

About the Author

Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith

As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. She now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit to learn more about her fun, results-driven programs for all levels of exercisers.


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