The holiday bells are already starting to ring and we know what that means: Lots of food, booze and shopping stress that can wreak havoc on your waistline, and thighs, and everywhere else. Well, not to worry. We are coming to the rescue with our fierce Xcess Xmas Eliminator workout that will take only 20 minutes out of your day and can be done anytime, anywhere. This video, which includes just 5 holiday inspired exercises, is all you need to blast those holiday calories in no time flat. But don’t wait until Christmas. Try it once a day and you’ll be free to enjoy all the best treats that the festive season has to offer.

The Xcess Eliminator Workout is designed as 5 total body moves so you get a full body workout in quick and simple steps. So how do you do blast those holiday calories before they stick around? Follow along: 1. Warm up for 1 minute. 2. Complete each exercise listed below for 1 minute each, for a total of 5 minutes of high intensity moves. Finished? Take a 60 second break. Then repeat your 5 minute moves two more times (a total of 3 rounds), always resting for a minute in between for a 20 minute holiday burn. As you’ll see in the video, your five exercises are:

  • SnowboardersCardio & lower body power move
  • Candy Cane Crusher Lunges – Lower body strength move
  • Ski MogulsCardio exercise
  • Sexy Sleighs – Core & upper body exercise
  • Snow Angels – Cardio, core & upper body exercise

No equipment needed.  Just a mat, some space and your fierceness and you’re good to go. 3.  Now that you’re done, don’t forget your 1-minute cool down, and voila, there you have it! You have just completed your full 20-minute holiday calorie killer workout – chick style!

Sound easy? It is. To follow along with the exercises (and to watch me go through the paces), click on the video below. What are you waiting for? The holidays are almost here!  

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About the author

Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson is co-founder of FIT CHICKS, a Canadian based women's only fitness company. FIT CHICKS offers award winning 8 week bootcamps and health retreats across Canada as well as online fitness programs. Certified Personal Trainer, Level 1 Kickboxing Instructor, Nutrition & Wellness Specialist and Culinary Nutrition Expert, Laura is the TV Host of “Shape Up with FIT CHICKS” on Rogers TV.

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