The New Healthier You Fitness Plan, Day 2: Total-Body Strength

by Jessica Smith
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The New Healthier You Fitness Plan, Day 2: Total-Body Strength

Welcome back to The New Healthier You Fitness Plan. On day 2 of each week, we’ll focus on developing total-body strength.

Workout 2 incorporates the use of a sturdy chair (you may also want a mat or a towel for the floor work), and utilizes some basic, but extremely effective, bodyweight strength moves.

Beginners, follow along using just your bodyweight. If you are a more experienced exerciser, feel free to do the moves with dumbbells. And be sure to listen for options during the workout to keep it more simple or to make the moves more advanced.

Beginners, try the following circuit once through. Once you feel ready to try more, work your way up to 3 rounds of the circuit in total—you can do them all at once or break them up throughout the day into 3 separate 10-minute sessions. Both options offer great benefits.



*Beginners, feel free to repeat round 1 moves again if round 2 moves are too tough today. Note: The interval durations above are an estimate.

Leave me a comment below and let me know if you did the workout. What was your favorite (or least favorite) move? Let’s keep checking in with each other for extra accountability and support.

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Prefer to do your own thing? Schedule in 10–60 minutes of your favorite resistance training exercises.

About the Author

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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